Executive Editor - Martha Stewart Living
Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
Martha Stewart Living, the award-winning magazine, is looking for an Executive Editor to work with the Editor-in-Chief to oversee the brand in print and digitally.The ideal candidate has 8+ years writing, assigning, reporting, and editing for magazines and websites. Experience writing/editing home, entertaining, beauty, health, travel, and style stories are pluses. This person is a creative thinker, detail oriented, a master packager, great at writing display, and she/he has solid experience managing others. Candidates need to excel at working in a collaborative environment to develop highly engaging stories with core editors and freelancers. The Executive Editor will collaborate closely with the EIC to evolve the brand into a go-to source for both its devoted longtime subscribers and the young, modern reader.
Essential Job Functions
Assigns and edits or top-edits content for the entire magazine; collaborates with the art and style departments to develop and produce each issue. Manages and mentors junior editors.
Works with digital team to develop content for .com and other brand extensions.
Brings editorial projects in on time and on budget.
Improves and increases the visibility of the brand; represents the brand in public appearances.
Works as the primary liaison between editorial and advertising for the magazine; represents the magazine in client meetings and industry events.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
At least 8 years' experience writing, assigning, reporting, and editing for magazines and websites. Experience writing/editing home, entertaining, beauty, health, travel, and style stories are pluses. Solid experience managing others.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A master packager, great at writing display
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent public speaking/presentation skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in digital media
Excellent collaboration skills
Creative thinker who can develop innovative cross-platform ideas
% Travel Required (Approximate) : 5%