Managing Editor at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

November 19, 2021
Frederick, Maryland


The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is looking for a managing editor to oversee the content creation process of the award-winning AOPA Pilot and Flight Training magazines and digital content. Our magazines and associated media inspire, inform, and support the largest community of general aviation pilots in the world with stories about everything from vintage Piper Cubs to jets, helicopters, and drones—and the managing editor is at the center of it all. The successful candidate will work closely with the editor to set priorities and execute our content strategy across our media channels. This position is based in Frederick, Maryland, with an opportunity for a hybrid office/remote schedule.


  • Manages the flow of content from submissions through distribution utilizing an entirely digital production process, including scheduling content and enforcing deadlines.
  • Collaborates with writers, photographers, art directors, and videographers to tell compelling stories about the world of flying.
  • Edits for style, accuracy, and space.
  • Contributes content as necessary across AOPA media channels.

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Major in English or journalism preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of multi-channel media experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign; ability to adapt to new technologies.

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