Managing Editor

Chicago, Illinois
Competitive annual salary, health and 401k
Jun 05, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Managing Editor   

Simmons-Boardman Publishing is seeking a Managing Editor for one of our industry-leading business-to-business transportation trade journals. Our title publishes a monthly magazine (print and digital), as well as digital content including breaking news, daily and weekly electronic newsletters and is actively involved in social media.

The industry we cover is dynamic and growing, but there are concepts surrounding technology and equipment that the ideal candidate must be willing to learn. The Managing Editor, reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, writes news and feature articles, edits articles from contributors and acts as their liaison, posts on social media, works with the art and production departments in producing the monthly magazine, handles special projects including but not limited to conferences and webinars, and manages day-to-day business. Knowledge of editing and producing video is a plus.

Travel for this position is around 15 percent of the time and mostly local. The Managing Editor also represents the magazine at industry trade shows. 

The successful candidate, in addition to being an excellent reporter, writer and editor, will be someone comfortable with technology, a quick study willing to immerse themselves in learning the industry we cover and develop an expertise for which our publication has been known for more than 110 years, and upon which it bases its reputation. 

We offer regular business hours, regular holidays and a vacation package.

Skill with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat) a must, as well as experience with website content management. Send résumé and writing samples. No phone calls please.