Director of Publications/Editor in Chief
Location: Dallas, Texas

Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. As the largest professional association for the $102.3 billion meeting industry, MPI defines the return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals, organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior education, the latest research and trends, and networking opportunities.

MPI has an immediate opening for a Director of Publications. This position will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and direction of The Meeting Professional and ancillary publications products; introducing magazine best practices for design, readability and content; ensuring editorial content meets segmentation and market needs of MPI s membership; weaving business language, practices and experts into publication content delivery; directing the editorial development and production of all publications; and collaborating with the Director of Advertising Sales to facilitate new product development and editorial approaches to support sales. This position supervises six professionals and is required to travel up to 10% annually.

Successful candidate will be a high caliber team leader with a strong commitment to innovate and motivate. Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects and possess business acumen are required. Qualified applicants must posses a Bachelors degree or equivalent, have seven or more years related writing, editing and supervisory experience, and be highly computer proficient in a PC or Macintosh environment. Previous work experience overseeing an industry publication, especially magazines or journals, a master s degree, plus work in a membership-based organization are highly preferred.

Please include your salary requirements. Resumes with salary requirements will receive first priority. No phone calls please. Should an interview be deemed appropriate, we will contact applicants via phone or email.

Contact: ewells@mpiweb.org

Meeting Professionals International Street
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75234
fax: 972-855-2010


Posted October 13, 2005; Ends November 29, 2005


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