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Content & Publications Editor


  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The Content & Publications Editor (CPE) plans, schedules, coordinates, and performs the activities required to produce and promote SDCBA content and publications including:

  • San Diego Lawyer magazine - bimonthly glossy, 52-page print magazine mailed to over 6,000 members
  • This Week at the Bar - weekly e-newsletter sent to 8,000 members
  • Lexology - daily legal news digest (majority of content provided from external source)
  • For The Record - monthly e-newsletter for our newer lawyer members sent to over 3,000 members
  • Legal Ethics - quarterly e-newsletter sent to 8,000 members
  • SDCBA "BLAWG" blog - several posts per week sourced from member volunteer authors
  • Social media - posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter about content featured in the above publications
  • Website - regularly updating content and links on pages
  • Advertising placements in all of the above publications


Primary responsibilities are listed below. As part of a compact team, this role will also be asked to perform additional tasks as needed.


  • Work closely with the volunteer editors and editorial board for San Diego Lawyer magazine
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly editorial board meetings
  • Maintain the editorial calendar
  • Pursue timely submission of articles from volunteer authors and ensure submissions meet editorial guidelines
  • Work with the Sr. Graphic Designer with magazine layout planning and execution using Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Plan and coordinate the bi-monthly magazine production schedule to ensure all milestones are met on time
  • Work with volunteer and paid copy editors, writers, internal graphic designer, and paid photographers to ensure content is delivered on schedule
  • Ensure that all content is in compliance with our official Editorial Guidelines
  • Proofread all articles for grammar, proper attribution, and accuracy of names, titles, dates and other details (as well as coordinate with our contract proofreader)
  • Coordinate all photography for editorial and ensure all licensing/copyright requirements are met
  • Ensure that all volunteer writers/editors/and photographers and other independent contractors for SDCBA publications have contributor agreements on file that are signed and current
  • Work with the printer and mail house to ensure timely and accurate production and mailing of each issue of San Diego Lawyer
  • Upload a digital version of each issue of San Diego Lawyer to our online platform
  • Promote new issues to our membership with our website, e-newsletters, and social media
  • File all necessary publication paperwork with post office and print statement of ownership in accordance with U.S. publication regulations
  • Report on readership and engagement with the print and digital editions of the magazine
  • E-newsletters & Blog
  • Source, edit, place, and proof content for our various e-newsletters and the blog, including from our Board President, Executive Director, volunteer authors, and our events calendar
  • Copy edit and proofread all content
  • Maintain contact database in our email marketing platform
  • Schedule, post, promote and report readership and engagement of e-newsletters and the blog

Social Media

  • Collaborate with Social Media Team to curate content for posts from magazine, e-newlsetters, and blog
  • Report on views and engagement


  • Receive and confirm advertising insertion orders / contracts
  • Solicit and receive advertising art and verify that it meets all mechanical specifications, content guidelines, and is free of grammar/spelling errors and work with advertisers to ensure this
  • Manage the calendar of advertising placements and ensure ads are run on schedule
  • Invoice advertisers, secure timely payment, and keep detailed payment records.
  • Work with the Marketing Director on keeping advertising media kits and rate cards updated and current
  • Team with the Marketing Director in fostering relationships with advertisers and cultivating renewals and upgrades.

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting salary range: $48K - $53K, depending on experience
  • Benefits: Generous benefits and retirement package; downtown parking paid by the employer, partial work from home.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, communication, or related
  • 3-4 years' experience doing the kind of work described in "Skills and Experience" post-college
  • Hands-on print and online publication production experience
  • Competence with Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, and web content management systems
  • U.S. Citizen or legal right to work in the U.S.

Skills and Experience

This position requires:

  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Advanced proofreading skills
  • Proficiency with the rules of grammar and style
  • Strong editorial writing/editing background, with marketing copyrighting skills a plus
  • Intermediate competency with using Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat for commenting and editing PDF documents
  • Intermediate proficiency with using Microsoft Office or similar software
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of good design and typography
  • Proficiency with email marketing platforms like Mailchimp
  • Experience with at least the fundamentals of CSS and HTML for basic customization of web pages
  • Experience with publishing and styling content, pages, and site functionality using a web content management system / publishing platform such as WordPress
  • Competence with writing, styling, and submitting effective social media posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Experience with the printing process, including proper page layout, image quality, font usage, crop/bleed, ink density and contrast, and providing clean, print-ready electronic production files.
  • Proficiency effectively planning, scheduling, and executing multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment, using software for project management and team collaboration
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization or association a plus
  • Some photography experience a plus


  • Collaborate and contribute to help the team get the job done
  • Continuously look for ways to improve our efficiency, productivity, accuracy, and quality
  • Be resourceful and proactive when the solution to a challenge is not immediately apparent
  • Take pride in achieving quality and accuracy in everything we produce
  • Work well both alone and in a vibrant team environment – this position requires both in equal proportion
  • Ability to work from home and in the office
  • Remain flexible and nimble in a fast-moving, never-boring environment
  • Have fun! We work hard, play hard, and have a very friendly, supportive, and inclusive culture.


  • Direct reports: none
  • Travel: none required
  • Hours: this is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Additional hours (overtime) may be required from time to time. Some hours may be working from home.




San Diego, CA
92101 USA


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