Mail    Print   Share Share

How To Become An Editor-In-Chief

7 tried-and-true tactics you'll need to reach the top

- May 21, 2012
Your dream: to sit at the helm of a major magazine, making executive decisions and holding weekly editorial meetings in a swanky, modern office with a plush leather rolling chair. You must have the leather rolling chair.

Your reality: a slow climb from an internship to maybe a comfy and somewhat noteworthy spot as an associate or department editor. Still, you've scooched along at what seems like an elderly snail's pace and have an unshakeable feeling that you've plateaued.

Depending on the size of the publication and the stability of the market -- which, let's face it, has not been that kind to print publications lately -- the magazine masthead is not the playground of overnight sensations. There are, however, key elements to ascending to the loftier titles at the top of the page. Develop a new strategy with these tips: ...

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

remember me
forgot your password?