Managing Editor

New York
Jan 10, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
XO Group Inc. — a lifestage media company including The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump brands —seeks a full-time, Managing Editor that will work across all brands.

The ideal candidate will be an extremely creative, organized, detail-obsessed, self-starter with a passion for everything digital and a solid knowledge of print. The ability to juggle multiple projects yet stay calm under pressure must be part of your DNA. Most important is that you thrive on being part of a collaborative team and will never say the words “It’s not my job!

For everyone at XO Group Inc., a collaborative spirit is a must. Our teams are very dedicated and excited about what they do — and we work hard to maintain that atmosphere. The right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.


- Create and manage editorial calendars and production schedules for both online and print

- Supervise and track workflow in order to meet deadlines

- Communicate changes/updates/deadlines to all teams (art, production, editorial)

- Run weekly production meetings

- Maintain content management process, including contracts, indexes, etc.

- Manage editorial budgets, including coding and tracking all invoices

- Keep editorial process organized, consistent and efficient

- Maintain style guide

- Oversee fact checking and copyediting departments

- Upload digital issues

- Track metrics for digital issues

- Act as liaison with sales and marketing for custom content

-The ideal candidate must be insanely organized, hyper-motivated and constantly looking for new ways to innovate.

-Looking for someone who has at least 7 years experience in a managing editor or project manager role and who can communicate clearly and persuasively and likes to take initiative.

-Plus, it helps if you like looking at pictures of wedding cakes!

Must be an Excel guru as well as expertise in InDesign/InCopy, K4, DPS, and familiarity with accounting systems.

XO Group Inc. complies with all federal, state, and municipal laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

Thank you for your interest in this position and our company. It is appreciated.

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