Publishing Director, AMC Outdoors Magazine

Sep 14, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Ms. Cynthia Butler
Full Time
The Publishing Director is a senior member of AMC’s communications team and reports to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing. This full-time position is based at AMC’s Boston headquarters.
1.Develop strategy for ongoing content investment and direction on e-books, apps, online communities, and other digital forms of content delivery.
2.Manage overall magazine, books, and online content development budgets.
3.Develop print and online editorial plan for AMC Outdoors, editorial calendar for Kids Outdoors online communities (, and 5-year publishing plan for AMC Books and Maps in print and electronic form, including White Mountain Guide Online (, in support of organizational goals.
4.Oversee content development to ensure the highest quality content in support of AMC conservation, recreation, and outdoor engagement efforts.
5.Oversee licensing, distribution, and advertising sales agreements. Negotiate and approve author contracts.
6.Ensure regular reader, market, and leadership team feedback is incorporated into AMC’s publishing program through quarterly and annual reviews.
7.Manage magazine and books staff, as well as outside vendors including external ad sales and design.
8.Ensure print production meets AMC’s conservation and carbon footprint goals.
•Bachelor's degree in a related field (journalism or English).
•At least seven years of successful experience as a magazine or books editor or publisher, with increasing supervisory experience.
•Experience in development of business plans for print or online publications.
•Superior writing and editorial skills (writing samples will be requested from finalists).
•Proven ability to lead a tight-knit team under intense deadline pressure.
•Strong public-speaking skills.
•Ability to travel throughout the northeastern U.S.
•Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, and InDesign.
•Passion for the conservation and outdoor recreation mission of AMC.

Please submit cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to: Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108, or email to No calls please.

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