Senior Editor

Location
Chicago
Posted
Mar 11, 2013
Closes
Apr 10, 2013
Contact
Ms. Andrea Scott
Duration
Full Time
The Senior Editor is highly skilled in long-form editing, comfortable doing both big-picture reads and detailed copyediting on complex topics. The Senior Editor will also create story ideas and collaborate on overall publication direction.

The Senior Editor will work with a team of content specialists to provide editing and writing assistance on a variety of content pieces—from features to white papers—in a fast-paced environment. In this role, the Senior Editor will focus primarily on print vehicles.

The ideal candidate will have experience editing for content, scope, flow, style and adherence to quality standards. Prior experience working on a business publication or newspaper features desk strongly preferred.

Specific responsibilities include:

Manage a large amount of copy for several platforms, and keep a detailed record of copy coming in from various freelancers and in-house writers.

Conceptualize, manage and edit content for features and departments.

Collaborate with the team to develop story ideas and editorial calendars that meet client needs.

Calmly and diligently juggle multiple, results-oriented initiatives under tight turnarounds.

Research complex subjects and edit copy tailored to a target audience (i.e. technical and business writing).

Lead and delegate to junior team members, including associate editors, interns and writers.

Lead editing process for various publications or projects, shifting seamlessly between big picture and copy edits.

Collaborate with content, digital and broadcast teams to write and edit copy for web, video and social media projects as needed.

Qualifications

5-7 years' experience in an editing role, preferably working on business content

BS or MS in Journalism ideal

Excellent content management and editing skills

Strong organization and attention to detail


Imagination is EOE.