Managing Editor

Working from home
Competititve - based on experience
Mar 13, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Managing Editor - Firehouse


The managing editor will focus primarily on the monthly print publication and its associated supplements, and special projects. The managing editor plays a critical role in overseeing content development and management responsibilities as well as day-to-day editing. This individual will coordinate with contributors and photographers on assignments and work closely with sales, graphics and production teams.

Job duties:

  • Work closely with publication group to develop the editorial calendar and budget
  • Coordinate with authors/contributors and photographers to maintain an efficient production schedule for monthly print issues, and special projects
  • Utilize the internal content management system to create, organize and manage editorial content for digital and print platforms. This includes general editing, SEO, tagging, and scheduling content to appropriate newsletters.
  • Work closely with the publication group to develop the editorial calendar and budget
  • Oversee awards programs and surveys
  • Work on long-term initiatives, including print and digital supplements and special projects
  • Assist with social media initiatives, content development and posting
  • Basic understanding of photography for use in print publications and on website
  • Maintain contracts for authors and photographers
  • Attend trade shows and industry-related press events on behalf of editorial team. Approximately 15-20 percent company travel.


  • BA in Journalism, communications or related field
  • 4 to 6 years of applicable professional experience
  • Strong copyediting/proofreading skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication/organizational skills and a flexible team player
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), plus Word Office Suite
  • Familiarity with public safety or the fire service a plus.

We offer a competitive compensation and complete benefits package. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence.


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