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Staff Writer

Organization: EXHIBITOR Magazine
Date Posted: 3/27/2017
City: Rochester
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Editorial
Salary: $42,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

EXHIBITOR Media Group, the industry leader in trade show and event management education, is looking for a talented, motivated, and self-directed B2B writer to join us at EXHIBITOR magazine, our award-winning print publication in Rochester, MN. This position will work with a small creative team of writers who strive to effectively blend serious B2B journalism and granular how-to-stories with wit, personality, and stylish writing.

If you enjoy working independently, spending time brainstorming story ideas, researching and interviewing sources, accepting and responding to feedback, and writing columns, features, and case studies — all while staying on top of industry trends — this may be the challenge you are looking for.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • A passion for writing and a talent for storytelling
  • An intuitive ability to craft and edit content that informs and engages our target market
  • Curiosity, creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm
  • An obsession with style perfection
  • An eagerness to learn all that is new within the exhibit and event industry
  • An openness to constructive criticism via a rigorous editing process
  • An ability to be edgy and quirky without being over the top
  • An ability to find humor in almost any situation
  • A desire to learn what you don’t know
  • An abundance of integrity and an exceptional work ethic
  • An ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • A willingness to travel roughly three weeks per year to cover trade shows and events

The ideal candidate should display the following skills and experience:

  • Two to three years of solid business-writing experience
  • A degree in Journalism, English, or Communications
  • An eye for clarity, accuracy, grammar, and syntax, along with a good grasp of AP style
  • Exceptional project-management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail; respect for editorial timelines
  • Experience interviewing sources and developing relationships with a variety of personality types
  • Proficiency with social-media platforms such as Hootsuite, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Pinterest a plus
  • Diplomatic oral and written skills
  • Working knowledge of photography and videography
  • Experience with managing digital content a plus

EXHIBITOR Media Group was founded in 1982. As the leader in trade show and event management education, we have a variety of products, including EXHIBITOR magazine (MMPA’s 2011 magazine of the year); EXHIBITORLIVE(our annual trade show and conference); EXHIBITOR FastTrak(our regional training conferences); EXHIBITOR eTrak (our online learning program); CTSM (our university affiliated certification program); and EXHIBITOROnline.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Writing: 2 years

How to Apply / Contact

If you are interested in joining EXHIBITOR magazine's award-winning editorial team, show us what you’ve got! Please submit your resume, three samples of your best work, and a cover letter including a few sentences about why you would be a good fit for our magazine. Send materials to: Sharon@exhibitormediagroup.com

 

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