Custom Publications Associate Editor

Position Available at News & Review
Posted February 28, 2019
Type of Position: Permanent Full-Time
Master Storyteller + Project Manager = Perfect Fit

Are you interested in helping organizations develop public policy and strengthen their messaging? Would you enjoy working directly with knowledgeable professionals and experts in important topics such as education, foster care, the environment or dozens of other topics that have an incredibly difficult time explaining their organizations to anyone without a PhD in their respective fields?

If this sounds right up your alley, you may be interested in becoming our newest team member in the fastest growing division of News & Review (N&R). The N&R Publications Department produces a wide range of 4- to 16-page custom publications, which tell the story of an organization through profiles that illustrate its mission. The purpose is to move the readers to action. Our clients are primarily nonprofits, service organizations, and government agencies. A sampling can be seen at N&R has produced over 450 custom publications that are handed out, inserted into newspapers, and used in various forms of social media.

The N&R Publications Associate Editor will help develop the vision for a custom publication, overseeing its development from storyboard to printing. This position reports to and assists the Custom Publications Editor and Managing Editor by performing project management for some clients. This position works closely with staff writers and designers on the N&R Publications team, as well as freelance writers and photographers. Ability to edit stories for style and clarity, as well as to align to client’s message is a plus. Will facilitate communication among stakeholders and take the lead in conceptualizing some publications. Sets high standards of quality and works to improve the writing and editing skills of staff. A wide degree of creativity, flexibility and client involvement is expected. The position is based in Sacramento, with some travel required.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four to 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Eight years of writing for publication and four years of editing experience required.

Strong relationship building skills

Journalism background

Expert editing skills including story formulation and working with a variety of voices

Ability to effectively present information to client stakeholders from high level policy makers to top management to community organizers

Ability to create compelling advertorial copy for publications on a variety of topics, which range from nonprofits to public agencies

Superior verbal and written communication; Spanish speaking and writing skills highly desirable


Master storyteller

Excellent time management and organizational skills and ability to work within tight deadlines

Awesome work ethic

Team player

Strong desire to have a positive impact in the community

Flexibility - Ability to quickly shift between different roles and responsibilities

Public speaking


Sense of humor

How To Apply

If interested and qualified, please apply through Indeed:

In addition to uploading your resume, in your thoughtful cover letter please include the following:

Three samples of your best work (and/or links to a URL)

What motivates you to write and which topics do you gravitate toward?

Tell us a story that illustrates why we should hire you.

What do you want us to know about you that we won't learn from your resume?

Applicants who do not fulfill all cover letter requirements will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applicants, please do not call the News & Review to inquire about the status of your application. Every candidate will be notified via Indeed once their application has been processed.

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