Managing Editor

Employer
Location
Chapel Hill
Posted
Dec 12, 2012
Closes
Jan 11, 2013
Contact
Holly McKinney
Duration
Full Time
The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine in its thirty-ninth year of publication, is looking for a full-time managing editor in our Chapel Hill, NC office. This is a demanding job that requires impeccable editorial skills and proven management ability. This position is in our editorial office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with the Editor and Publisher, shape the long-term editorial direction of the magazine.
Work closely with editorial staff to plan and develop each monthly issue and guide it to completion. As necessary, help with editing, writing, and proofreading.
Oversee The Sun’s editorial and production process; ensure that all deadlines are met.
Manage the editorial staff. Ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work.
Solicit new writing.
Evaluate manuscript submissions.
Oversee and coordinate the publication of anthologies of writing from The Sun.
As needed, provide editorial support for special projects such as direct-mail brochures, fundraising letters, grant proposals, and website content.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Editor and Publisher.

QUALIFICATIONS
At least five years of editing or writing experience for a magazine, newspaper, book publisher, or equivalent environment.
Demonstrated aptitude for managing other people with skill and compassion. At least three years of personnel-management experience is preferred.
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.
Impeccable organizational skills and a meticulous and exacting eye for detail.
Ability to work gracefully under deadline pressure. (A sense of humor helps.)
Clear communicator who listens respectfully to others and can work effectively in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office in Windows.
The ideal candidate is well acquainted with the political, cultural, and philosophical ideas discussed in The Sun and is engaged by the tone and spirit of our publication. This person understands that The Sun is more than just another magazine and that this is more than just another job.

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