Location: Carlsbad, CA. Experience: 10 years Rate: N/A (Full-Time) Job Description
The managing editor is the backbone of TransWorld SKATEboarding edit staff. He/She manages and enforces deadlines, edits feature and column submissions as well as writing everything from major features and interviews to weekly/daily online stories and one-line captions. The managing editor also oversees the design-edit and proof book process and coordinates any and all projects that involve both print and online with the Online Editor. The managing editor will also be involved in cover selections and layout, video projects, regular Web content, and major
In addition the managing editor will be asked to create and maintain a database of writers, photographers, and artists; conduct monthly editorial buyout; attend key industry functions; and keep the editor in chief informed on all editorial matters. He/She will also spearhead the planning of future stories, columns, and theme issues; farm new writing talent; and oversee interns.
Good managing editors are leaders and organizers, and this person will need to be an advocate for TransWorld SKATEboarding, a spokesperson for the vision of the magazine, an able manager of professional relationships, and most importantly, he/she should do these things with a positive attitude. We’re looking for someone who loves skateboarding, who keeps up with current trends and news in the skate community, who can conceive of and execute on great ideas, and who is willing to hop in the van for a skate trip from time to time.
Opportunities for travel will occasionally arise, though running the daily business of making a magazine will be the managing editor’s priority.
* Manage and enforce deadlines
* Edit features and columns
* Write features and columns for both print and online
* Oversee design-edit and proof book process
* Coordinate between print and online versions of the magazine
* Create and manage database of contributors
* Conduct monthly editorial buyout
* Attend key industry functions
* Keeps editor in chief informed on all editorial matters
* Farm new writers
* Oversee internships
* Future planning
* Advocate for TWS
* Positive attitude
* Keeps up to date on news and trends
* Willingness to travel