Executive Editor

Oct 23, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Ms. Linda Siegel
Full Time
Here's what you'll be doing

•Plans and implements long-term planning, including assessment of publisher's needs in terms of products, costs, pricing, and timing.

•Directs acquisition forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.

•Assigns subject areas to acquisition editors.

•Approves editors' budgets and expenditures.

•Meets with other department heads on a regular basis to improve communication and work flows.

•Meets with key authors and agents to assist acquisition editors in signing contracts and maintaining relationships.

•Participates in market analysis and research.

•Helps plan and facilitate an annual conference with Publisher’s help.

•Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.

•Analyzes acquisition, production, and sales statistics.

Here are the skills you need to get the job done:
•Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
•Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.
•Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
•Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
•Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
•Customer Service - Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
•Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
•Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions.
•Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
•Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
•Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
•Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change.
•Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
•Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.
•Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.
•Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
•Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
•Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
•Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically.
•Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
•Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
•Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
•Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
•Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
•Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
•Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
•Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
•Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
•Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
•Initiative - Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
•Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



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