Managing Editor

San Francisco
Mar 11, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Sarah Lee
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced managing editor for 7x7's monthly print magazine. This person must be obsessive about details; diligent about deadlines; organized in the extreme; an excellent top editor; rock solid writer; and a consummate professional with a serious sense of humor.

  • Oversee the monthly print schedule, setting text and art deadlines and ensuring deadlines are met

  • Top edit text for much of the book

  • Traffic copy throughout the editorial process, from writers to copy editor to fact checking and proofreading

  • Manage editorial runsheet and freelance budgets

  • Manage team of 3-5 interns

  • Update the 7x7 Style Guide + Photo Guidelines

  • Act as liaison to, to help set annual online editorial calendar and collaborate on various projects and initiatives

  • Write departmental and feature stories

  • Act as project manager for our annual City Guide; annual Weddings Issue; biannual Nightlife Guides, and special projects. This includes overseeing budgets, assignments, trafficking of content, etc.

  • Manage freelancer invoices, staff PTO requests, and expense reports

  • Qualifications
  • Degree in a related field required

  • 8-10 years editorial experience

  • 3-5 years experience managing a team

  • 3-5 strong writing samples

  • Superior communication and management skills

  • Experience with InCopy a plus.

  • Please email your resume and salary history to Include MANAGING EDITOR in the subject line. Also include 3 strong writing samples and answers to the following questions:
    1. Describe one recent instance of learning a lesson the hard way.
    2. Describe one recent success.
    3. Share one idea for improving 7x7.

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