22 February 2012

Job Opening: Managing Editor for The Advocate (Here Media, LA)

Post date: 22 February 2012
The Managing Editor develops, implements, and maintains effective systems to ensure smooth running of editorial production and works to ensure the timeliness of all material pertaining to the Advocate Group of print and online brands. He or she is also involved in long-term editorial planning, including working with senior editors on features and special editorial packages.

Position Duties:


• Works with all magazine and online editors on scheduling line edits, offering critical analysis
• Assists online editors in posting headlines and articles to the site at specified times throughout the day
• Supervising copy editing and fact-checking

Workflow Management

• Trafficking stories from assignment through production
• Establishes meeting and deadline schedules
• Makes decisions about scheduling and other shipping-related needs
• Assists in enforcing deadlines and ensuring that the magazine and site content is on time
• Attends editorial and production meetings to be aware of procedures and the progress of all editorial material
• Prepares editorial production reports for the magazine and site as needed
• Works on scheduling and guiding editorial staff in individual micro-level planning and establishes effective means for keeping staff apprised of impending deadlines
• Prepares editorial-configuration (pagination) for distribution to editorial and advertising departments
• Negotiates final pagination configuration with Publisher, Editor in Chief, and Art Director to address effectively all parties concerns
• Works with production department to ensure editorial department’s scheduling and deadlines are on target
• Serves as a point person for accounting department on matters involving writers’ fees, contracts, and payments and manages editorial budgets
• Plays active role in idea-generation meetings, and serves as enthusiastic editorial presence
• Primary editorial staff member responsible for managing editorial expenses for writing, photo, and travel and assisting the team to keep spending within budgetary limits.
• Other tasks as assigned by the Editor in Chief.

Skills & Qualification Requirements

At least five years' experience in publication editing; troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to efficiently facilitate editorial workflow; the ability to function calmly in frequent high-pressure deadline situations; the organizational ability and foresight to manage concurrent projects and simultaneously to plan and execute future projects; the ability to communicate assignments clearly and delegate projects to be independently completed as necessary; must understand and exercise the necessary level of diplomacy in interacting with coworkers and contributors; extensive experience with Macintosh computers and software.

Please submit resume and minimum salary expectations to jobs@heremedia.com


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Website: http://heremedia.com/
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