Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.
The senior writer/editor will play a key role in advancing construction worker health and safety, growing the construction workforce, advocating for construction/small business/merit shop priorities before Congress and the administration, and demonstrating the value of membership to commercial and industrial construction contractors and industry stakeholders. The position will collaborate with ABC’s Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Safety, Workforce Development, Marketing and other internal teams to achieve fluency on the association’s goals, events and issues, craft winning messages and ensure the accuracy of internal and external communications.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Writing and editing news releases, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, presentations, magazine/newsletter articles, blogs and copy for infographics.
Editing and fact-checking issue briefs, letters to lawmakers and regulators, regulatory comments, congressional testimony, legislative issue summaries, action alerts, PowerPoint presentations, reports, surveys, research results, newsletter/website content, social media assets, marketing communications and advertising, member outreach, committee minutes and leadership bios.
Organizing and posting content to abc.org and other websites.
Exceptional writing, editing and oral communication skills under tight deadlines.
Ability to master complex topics and condense detailed information into readable summaries.
Aptitude for developing persuasive arguments.
In-depth understanding of legislative and regulatory processes.
Experience using government/industry data reports to develop content.
Eye for excellence in graphic design and video storytelling.
Enthusiasm for working across departments and with chapters, members and outside stakeholders.
Congenial and collaborative interpersonal style that helps colleagues hone their communication skills and produce better work.
Mastery of AP Style.
Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a related field.
Journalism/trade association experience preferred.
Working knowledge of website content management systems, Adobe Acrobat and Excel.
8+ years of professional writing and editing experience.
To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:
Professional demeanor and presentation of self
Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
Writing and verbal skills
Self-starter, highly organized
Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues
Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
Work accurately with close attention to detail.
It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or executive orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
About Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with chapters located throughout the USA representing tens of thousands of merit shop construction and construction-related firms with millions of employees. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.
• ABC is the construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.
• ABC's mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.
• Through its national office and chapters, ABC's objective is to provide its members with an organization to deal with issues on an industry-wide basis.
• ABC's activities include government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee bene...fits, information on best practices and business development through an online contractor search directory.
• ABC’s Value Proposition to its members is based on the merit shop philosophy, helping members win work and deliver work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, MD to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. Their courage and dedication to the merit shop philosophy spread rapidly, and within time, ABC became the fastest-growing association in the United States. Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry.
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