Primary role: Directing editorial content of the DFI magazine, Deep Foundations, with the goal of enhancing the Institute's stature by providing information within the deep foundations industry.
Decide on content for each issue (6 per year) with input from Executive Director, Director of Technical Activities and Managing Editor
Maintain a balance of topics/content among all DFI Technical Committee technologies, and maintain a balance of content between DFI Activities and technical topics
Seek relevant industry articles by researching DFI and other industry event presentations and technical papers, traveling to industry events (as approved by Executive Director) to network with participants to learn about general news on projects in the industry, etc.
Solicit articles from DFI member-authors; provide clear direction on topic, length and deadlines; secure graphics and follow up to assure deadlines are met.
Develop a backlog of articles
Hire and manage freelance writers as needed
Develop themed issue concepts
Write articles/sections of the magazine
Edit all articles for content, structure, grammar and style
Read and evaluate material submitted for publication consideration
Review/approve magazine layout/production and review final PDF proof of magazine as provided by Managing Editor
Work with Executive Director and Managing Editor on the ongoing development and enhancement of the magazine
Editorial experience, both editing and writing, at a magazine is required;
Experience at a trade/association publication is preferred;
Adherence to deadlines, accuracy, and good communication skills are critical.
Must be well organized, a strong communicator, have good judgment, have up-to-date computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and file sharing software.
Experience in technical writing and/or geotechnical engineering/deep foundations industry experience is a plus.
Internal Number: MagEd2019
About Deep Foundations Institute
DFI is non-profit international trade association comprised of 3,500+ specialty contractors, geotechnical engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, professors, students and public agency representatives involved in the design and construction of deep foundations for buildings, bridges and other civil structures. We bring together members through networking, education, communication and collaboration through educational programs and conferences, guidance and research documents produced by technical committees, published technical papers in a peer-reviewed journal, news announcements in our flagship magazine and local relevant information via three regional chapters in India, Middle East and Europe.