Website Editorial Manager

National Office Publications and Online Resources

06 Mar 2019

National Office

Publications and Online Resources


Full Time


1 - 3 years

FLSA Classification


Department Summary

The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA’s) Publications and Online Resources Department creates and administers the majority of the association’s content, including the website, daily e-newsletter, print and digital publications, and an online immigration research library. AILA’s Publications and Online Resources Department is comprised of two divisions: Online Resources and Publications.

Position Summary

The Website Editorial Manager works with the Associate Director of Online Resources and the Director of Publications and Online Resources to conceptualize and manage the day-to-day workings of AILA’s website ( This position manages both the front end of and the Content Management System (CMS), including: monitoring immigration law developments and coordinating among all departments to ensure that AILA’s website contains relevant, accurate, and timely information and resources; creating and maintaining effective processes for posting material to AILA’s website; training both internal and external stakeholders on the effective use of the website, including best practices for conducting research; and performing  other tasks, as necessary.

Essential Job Functions

Website Editorial Management: Ensures that website disseminates pertinent information to members and other stakeholders, as appropriate. Leads development and execution of editorial policy for AILA website. Writes and/or edits news and information items to be posted on AILA’s website and disseminated through other means. Coordinates gathering of source material—legislation, regulations, agency policy and procedural guidance, notices, forms, and court and administrative decisions—and ensures that these items are reported on a timely basis. 

Website Content Management:  Manages the association’s proprietary Content Management System (CMS), including: webpage creation and editing, formatting (in HTML and PDF) and posting website content; and providing technical support to internal and external stakeholders. Trainer: Provides regular training to association’s members and others, including staff, on effective use of AILA’s website, including best practices for searching and conducting research, both in person and via webinar technology.

Education and Training

Four-year undergraduate degree, knowledge of immigration law, writing/editing/journalism experience, experience with HTML coding and web publishing. JD degree a plus.

Minimum Job Requirements

1-3 years of relevant employment experience. Experience must demonstrate: excellent writing and editing skills; knowledge of immigration law; experience with HTML coding and web publishing; the ability to work under pressure, be detail-oriented, and manage numerous tasks simultaneously while consistently meeting deadlines. Excellent verbal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal staff and with members.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Required

  1. Understanding of immigration law.
  2. Excellent writing, analysis, and editing skills.
  3. Understanding of the information and knowledge needs of the immigration bar.
  4. Outstanding and effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of online technologies, HTML coding, and electronic publishing.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of the legal research process.
  7. Proficiency using the entire suite of Microsoft Office software and Windows 7.


  1. Capacity to develop a working knowledge of association products and services.
  2. Working knowledge of online technologies, HTML coding, and web publishing.
  3. Working knowledge of Content Management Systems.
  4. Strong electronic publishing skills
  5. Ability to prepare legal materials for publication
  6. Ability to conduct legal research
  7. Ability to review and edit legal materials.
  8. Capacity to develop a working knowledge of association’s products and services.


  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness.
  • Ability to learn and apply new technology knowledge to assigned work.
  • Ability to work with technology to improve editorial workflow and increase efficiency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, members, vendors, and management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with customers and end-users.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and initiative, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to demonstrate superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage competing demands and use time effectively.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Our workplace 
We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment with a competitive compensation package based on your experience and qualifications. Our generous benefits include 100% of an employee’s Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision premiums, as well as contributions towards dependents’ premiums; a 401(k) with up to 3% matching contribution upon enrollment, employer paid disability and life insurance, commuter subsidy, and on-site fitness room. In addition, we provide employees with flexible scheduling and telecommuting options and plenty of time away from the office to bolster creativity and recharge. Added perks: four-week paid parental leave and a four-week sabbatical every tenth year of service. 

AILA received recognition as a 50 Best Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine and one of the Principal 10 Best for Employee Financial Security. Our diverse membership is comprised of knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated professionals who constantly work to navigate the complex practice of immigration law.  

For Consideration Qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  
NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.
Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).