Managing Editor, Institutional Communications

World Wildlife Fund
Apr 04, 2013
May 04, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Managing Editor, Institutional Communications-13057

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Managing Editor who will provide editorial and programmatic oversight for several distinct editorial functions within the Institutional Communications department. This person will lead all administrative and logistical aspects of the creation, design and production of WWF’s signature cross-platform member/donor magazine, and the Annual Report. The candidate will maintain editorial calendars and production schedules in coordination with production and design staff; they will also lead production of all digital platforms. The Managing Editor will serve as a principal logistical liaison with freelance writers, designers and photo resources, as well as collaborate in story writing and development for various print and online products.

  1. Major Duties & Responsibilities
  2. Takes lead on delivery of several distinct components of the publications program, including the direct marketing and digital versions of WWF’s magazine.
  3. Oversees day-to-day coordination of all publication projects, including but not limited to schedule management, writing and editing, photo research and tracking, administration of contracts and invoices.
  4. Provides specific editorial support for all aspects of Institutional Communications publications/editorial priorities, and provides editorial oversight for designated departments and other magazine sections of WWF’s magazine.
  5. In coordination with Editorial Director, leads exploration of expanded print-to-digital opportunities of benefit to WWF as a whole.
  6. In support of Editorial Director and Web Content Editor and in coordination with Digital Content Associate Specialist, ensures all Editorial Calendars are unified and content is aligned most effectively across media channels.
  7. Provides photo research, solicitation and purchasing—manages all photo assets for Institutional Communications publications.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

II. Working Relationships

  1. Internal: Interacts daily with communications staff, direct and online marketing, web teams and IT.
  2. External: Frequent contact with contractors, freelancers, stock agencies, and digital agencies working with WWF.

III. Minimum Requirements

  1. Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Editorial Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Publishing or a related field with a minimum of 8 years relevant professional experience, or a Master’s Degree with at least 6 years relevant professional experience. At least 4 years of experience serving as project lead—from conception to finalization—of at least one distinct overall publishing process. Editorial magazine experience strongly desired. A cover letter is required to be considered for this position.

  1. Skills and Abilities
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and meet production deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision
  • Strong interest in and commitment to conservation
  • Familiarity with current and emerging digital communication technologies related to digital publishing.
  • Proficiency with desktop publishing software and content management systems
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop) desirable

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the job please visit, job # 13057 to submit your cover letter and resume. Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or version 8 and 9 in compatibility mode. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

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