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Industry Magazine Publishing, Marketing, Other Publishing
Salary Leave Blank
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Jefferson City, MO

Supervises and coordinates efforts and workflow of four editors who are responsible for more than 350 Department print products as well as web content support and the Missouri Conservationist and Xplor magazines. The scope of product responsibility includes but is not limited to overseeing, writing, and editing: Department brochures; hunting and fishing regulation booklets; student books and teacher guides for the Discover Nature Schools program; for-sale books and field guides; articles for Missouri Conservationist and Xplor magazines; the MDC Style Guide; statewide flyers, etc. Oversees the planning, development, and editing of the Department's two magazines and writes and edits magazine articles and other publications as needed.

Works closely with the Outreach and Education (O&E) Administrative Manager to coordinate the Department-wide O&E Projects Committee publications request process. Manages all scheduled and unscheduled publication requests. Works with all divisions to evaluate unscheduled publication requests. Maintains inventory of all Department publications. Works closely with the Departmentís Distribution Center to evaluate publication shelf life and reprint schedules.

Works closely with the Art Department Supervisor, Digital Communications Manager, and Communications Manager to coordinate efforts towards implementation of Universal Design formatting for all Department publications and media products.

Plans, creates, and monitors the Outreach Programs and Magazine budgets. Manages budget items for four editors and Circulation Department/accounting assistants for instate travel, freelance talent, and professional development. Performs other duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree in Journalism; Communication; Education; English; Convergence Journalism; Fisheries and Wildlife; Mass Communications; Writing or closely-related subjects; at least five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience; and supervisory work experience. A masterís degree in Journalism, Writing, Mass Communications, or English; knowledge of and familiarity with Universal Design formatting; eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible, professional experience; and three (3) to five (5) years of supervision are preferred.


Ability to:
Accept all responsibilities of the job and assigned tasks.
Use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs.
Keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers.
Administer financial resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the Departmentís mission.
Accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress.
Persuade others to ďbuy intoĒ a course of action.
Coach and challenge others to achieve their potential.
Identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the Department.
Define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem.
Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility.
Create and sustain an atmosphere in which timely, quality information flows between self and others, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner whether one-on-one or within or before groups.
Take a long-term view of the Departmentís or Divisionís direction and articulate a vision which integrates key program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.
Administer human resources management principles in a manner which instills public and employee trust, maximizes employee potential, and fosters high ethical standards in meeting the Departmentís mission.
Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
Coordinate administrative and management activities to achieve Division and Department goals.
Make supervisory decisions in budgeting, human resources and procurement matters.
Develop and present programs for internal and external audiences.
Exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Oversee magazine production and ensure compliance to deadlines.
Write effectively and creatively on various topics and for various audiences.
Prepare and edit publications in a variety of software programs including InDesign.
Interpret color for proper color balance in originals and reproduction.
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to subordinates, other Department personnel, and the general public.
Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with printers, color separators, equipment vendors, authors, artists, and other state agency and Department personnel.
Be familiar with various social media options including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
Maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate occasional overnight travel as well as evening and weekend work when necessary.
Obtain a Missouri Driver License by date of employment.

About Our Company MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
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