Associate Editor/Editor, Education Advisory Board Daily Briefing

Washington D.C., United States
May 28, 2014
Associate Editor/Editor Education Advisory Board Daily Briefing The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) Forbes: Ranked one of the 200 Best Small Companies Listed among Top 50 Consulting Firms Modern Healthcare: “Best Places to Work” Finalist, Washington Business Journal's Business Philanthropy Awards Modern Healthcare: Listed among the Largest Healthcare Management Consultants About The Advisory Board Company The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. We provide strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services. We combine the analytical, managerial, and technological expertise of our 2,000+ employees around the world with insights from the on-the-ground experience of our network of 125,000 leaders at 3,200 health care and higher education member organizations to find solutions to our partners’ most pressing challenges. We deeply appreciate the trust that our members place in us, and we seek to serve them with generosity—and beyond expectation—in all that we do. Associate Editor/Editor, Education Advisory Board Daily Briefing: Entrepreneurial journalists: Wanted. We're spinning off our popular Daily Briefing newsletter to serve our higher education members, and we’re looking for an editor who's ready to run it. If you can cleverly write and edit copy for the Web, we want to hear from you. If you're a deadline-driven content manager, drop us a line. And if you're already familiar with the issues facing America's colleges and universities—well, what are you waiting for? The Role in Brief The Education Advisory Board's Daily Briefing's small but dynamic team will work a 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. shift, although there is flexibility. Until noon, staff members are on a very tight deadline while composing the day’s issue; afternoons are less intense. The editor will be an intellectual and operational leader, playing a key role in launching the publication and turning it into a must- read for our member provosts and professors. Initial responsibilities will include: • Understanding the needs of our higher education members and the role that our newsletter will play by analyzing the current news landscape; interviewing EAB executives, researchers, commercial leaders, and other team members; interviewing members and other outside experts; and conducting tests and analyzing the resulting data. • Charting a plan for the publication's daily operations After launch, the associate editor/editor will: • Track the day's leading higher education stories and figure out the news that matters most to members • Manage and coach a team of staff writers • Edit short news blurbs that will be featured on while identifying opportunities for longer features • Build collaborative relationships with higher education researchers and colleagues in the Advisory Board's news division • Think creatively about content and generate new ideas • Compile and analyze data on the publication's success and devise improvement strategies based on analysis Basic Qualifications: • Minimum 3 years of work experience • Demonstrated writing and editing experience in a professional environment • Demonstrated ability to create, adapt, and unify content specifically for the Web • Proven to be organized, task-oriented, proactive, and deadline-driven Ideal Qualifications: • Background in both journalism/online media and higher education research/reporting • Proven to be organized, task-oriented, proactive, and deadline-driven • Proven ability to work collaboratively with peers, senior leaders, cross-functional teams Benefits: Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package, including a comprehensive health plan, a 401(k) plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a daytime leave policy for community service, a medical flexible spending account, and additional attractive benefits. The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.