Jump to content
Washington DC Message Boards
Sign in to follow this  

Publications Manager

Recommended Posts

Since 1990, we’ve been collaborating with federal government agencies to improve education, health, child welfare, and family services across the United States. We’re ESI, simply the best professional services firm today. To us, being the “best” means building enduring client relationships by delivering superior value and exceeding our clients’ expectations—every time. We take pride in our talented team of dedicated professionals who work hard to bring you top-quality communication and information services, conference management services, training and technical assistance services, and grants management services. From orchestrating a large-scale conference to developing strategic plans for a new program or producing an effective publication, we remain committed to ESI’s six founding principles: Excellence, Creativity, Flexibility, Accountability, Resourcefulness, and Integrity.



Due to tremendous growth, we are in search of talented professionals to fill several vacancies in both our Bethesda & Washington, DC offices. To learn more about the following position and additional career opportunities with ESI, please visit our web site at www.esi-dc.org.




Primary Responsibilities

The publications manager will be responsible for managing several publications projects primarily in the fields of K-12 education, including student health, school safety, and student service. The publications manager will also be responsible for coordinating delivery of publication support services to numerous other projects, ensuring delivery of high quality services to our clients, and managing the publications team. The manager will manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, customer service oriented environment, requiring a mix of management and “hands-on” activities. The manager will also supervise the publications team of three staff, implement quality assurance plans, and contribute to new business development activities. The manager will report to the Vice President. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Manage four to six publications projects per year, ensuring thorough, effective, and efficient delivery of services to clients

• Manage delivery of publications support services to projects within the ESS Group by coordinating and scheduling editing, proofreading, graphics and/or production managements support for projects;

• Coordinate editorial, graphics and programming support to project-related Web sites

• Develop and implement dissemination plans for publications to ensure that they reach the appropriate target audiences

• Manage project budgets and individual task budgets, forecast expenses on a quarterly and monthly basis; review and reconcile monthly expenditures; track actual expenses and compare to projections; update Vice President monthly on budget status; and propose reallocations as needed

• Recruit, train, motivate, evaluate, and retain talented personnel to support the work of the Education and Student Service Group; Supervise and effectively utilize the skills and abilities of assigned team members; Evaluate performance of staff members, providing frequent feedback, documenting performance, and conducting required formal reviews according to company policies

• Work with the Vice President to develop and pursue strategy of growth related to the Group’s goals, priorities, areas of expertise and experience, and procurement vehicles;

• Maintain and expand existing client relationships

• Manage preparation of new business proposals by serving as proposal manager






• BA/BS degree in Communications, English, or related field

• Minimum 5-7 years progressively responsible professional experience in publications development, including writing, editing, and managing production. Background must include project management experience as well as supervisory experience.

• Passionate commitment to improving the quality of education for all students.

• Demonstrable experience with creative approaches to developing and producing publications.

• Management experience that includes at least one large national publication project.

• Ability to operate comfortably at a management level with executive staff, clients, representatives of the education field, and all levels of staff

• Excellent project management, customer service, organizational, written & oral communication skills



Compensation & Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, ESI also offers: an Employee Stock Ownership Plan; pre-taxed MetroCheck program; domestic-partner health benefits, business casual dress environment, and many company-sponsored events



Contact Information

Please submit a résumé and cover letter (with salary expectations) to careers@esi-dc.com. Resumes without salary expectations will not be accepted.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this