Managing Editor, B'Yachad Magazine & National Donor Media Manager @ Jewish National Fund

Managing Editor, B'Yachad Magazine & National Donor Media Manager

About Jewish National Fund-USA
Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) is the leading philanthropic organization for the land and people of Israel. Driven by a powerful 120 year legacy of changing lives and livelihoods, JNF-USA is a partner (donor) led, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit that's attracting 800,000 new residents to Israel's Negev Desert and Galilee through its visionary One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade.

JNF-USA is creating a brighter future for residents living on Israel's frontier as it builds parks, playgrounds, medical centers, schools, resilience centers, bomb shelters, and so much more.

In addition, JNF-USA's supports people with disabilities; brings farmers from developing nations to Israel to learn about sustainable agriculture; and makes philanthropic investments in agricultural and water R&D. In fact, thanks to Jewish National Fund-USA, Israel has become the global leader in water recycling.

As the leading provider of Zionist education in the United States, JNF-USA also connects the next generation to Israel by providing resources to schools and colleges in addition to running the ultimate college-prep semester abroad program at its Alexander Muss High School in Israel.

Jewish National Fund-USA is also changing the narrative on university campuses through its work with college student leaders and professors beyond the Jewish faith through its Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission to Israel and Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel.

If working for an organization that supports the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere excites you, then join us and you needn't wait another minute to change the world.

Position Overview
Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit a "Managing Editor, B'Yachad Magazine & National Donor Media Manager." This position will report to the Director of Communications and work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, donors, lay leaders, campaign staff, marketing account executives, members of the communications team, creative designers, printers, and mailing houses. In this role, you will oversee the entire production of JNF-USA's award winning B'Yachad magazine, published three times per year, draft Direct Mail letters, and oversee content for JNF-USA's annual Year in Review publication. You will also work closely with our fundraising staff and donors as the main point of contact for the creation and placement of news stories about our incredible donors. This position can be remote unless based near a Jewish National Fund-USA office in the United States.

Position responsibilities:
Manage the overall production of B'Yachad including:
Planning each issue's theme
Creating a content plan for each issue
Identifying donor stories to highlight
Interviewing donors
Managing freelance writers while also writing articles
Working closely with an in-house creative design and marketing team
Draft Direct Mail fundraising letters (4x annually)
Oversee content for JNF-USA's annual Year in Review publication
Proactively and reactively manage national donor recognition in the media and be the main point of contact for fundraisers looking to highlight new and existing donors
Produce profiles/articles (written by freelance writers) about JNF-USA donors throughout the country, including virtual and in-person project dedications in Israel, and pitch them to relevant local news outlets (either through advertorials or earned placements).
Lead PR efforts for JNF-USA's Planned Giving Department and Women for Israel

You have:
5+ years' experience working in magazine production, editing, PR, and/or journalism
Impeccable editing and writing skills
An incredible eye for detail
A positive ‘do-whatever-it-takes' attitude
A demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks, manage multiple moving pieces, and stay cool under pressure
An intellectually curiosity that enables you to see news and story angles where others don't
A desire to work for an organization that promotes respect, accountability, and collaboration
An ability to connect with anyone and a track-record of building relationships with key stakeholders.
High EQ

You may also have:
A working knowledge of the Adobe creative suite
An understanding of Salesforce's Inspire workflow tracking platform
Knowledge of common style guides (e.g., AP, APA, Chicago) and how to apply them correctly
Experience building relationships with journalists and editors
A basic understanding of Israeli and Jewish history, practices, and lifecycle events
An understanding of print production and the creative process
Qualifications in Marketing, Advertising, Business, Communications, Journalism, or Literature

At Jewish National Fund, we have:
An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere
An enthralling 120-year history as one of the world's oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations
An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds
A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that's creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel's Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee
An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization's direction
Days off for Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with "3pm Fridays"
Opportunities to visit Israel
Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-09-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 241 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Marketing/PR
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
42 East 69th Street
New York , New York 10021


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