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Editor, The Public Manager, Revised
Alexandria, VA
Date Posted
Looking for a job where you get to be creative and think outside of the box every day while helping shape the way our government does their job? Want to see your name up in lights and lead a journal that has been in publication for over 40 years?

ASTD’s Government Community of Practice has a cool position available for an editor who wants to do more than editing. Being the Editor of the well-known and well-branded Public Manager is a good job by itself. But ASTD’s focus on developing communities makes it even better. Here’s how we see this position, but the person coming in will certainly shape the role.


• Conceptualize, direct, and acquire print and electronic content that fits the overall editorial mission of a respected quarterly journal and new monthly e-newsletter for largely federal public managers.
• Create and/or acquire content in the public management field as well as government learning and development. Content acquisition and development will include publications, conferences, workshops, digital content, and other product areas to meet needs of managers and executives in government.
• Understand federal government challenges, public sector trends and individual concerns of public managers, such as budgets and technology use, and how to translate that into a content plan and editorial calendar.
• Manage a volunteer writing, peer review and paid (but shared) editorial staff to develop the quarterly semi-academic and practical journal, web presence and the electronic newsletter.
• Work with seasoned advisors and affiliates to identify experts, corral quality articles and conference speakers from volunteers in a timely manner, and see the full production cycle through to execution.
• Moderate webinars and tape podcasts with thought leaders.


• Strong communication, editing and organizational skills.
• Exposure to the government market (public affairs, human resources, learning, government clients, etc.)
• Ability to work independently and imaginatively in seeking out promising manuscripts.
• Tenacity and creativity to see projects through to successful publication or presentation.
• Willingness to be a team player with a can-do attitude; work well in a dynamic, fluid environment that offers a great deal of growth and opportunity.
• Bachelor’s required/Master’s degree preferred.

This is a career-altering, multi-faceted job for the right candidate. Someone with content development, content acquisition, and business development exposure is idea. And web-based/social media expertise is a must.

Want to learn more about ASTD? Check out our video on YouTube at:

ASTD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street Metro in Old Town, ASTD helps with transportation costs (parking is free).

We appreciate all of our applicants, but are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process are not considered.

ASTD is an EOE/M/F/D/V employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

We like to say that we change the world.

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