Manager, Content Editing - Editorial Director at Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive annual salary with benefits
Jan 09, 2020
Metro Area
Full Time


The Manager, Content Editing - Editorial Director oversees editorial operations and staffing for multiple publications (print and online) and ensures that content is clinically accurate, timely, and targeted to the individual readership. Develops the overall mission and objectives for the publication portfolio and develops an editorial agenda based on clinical and scientific trends in the market. This position works closely with the publisher to direct development of supplements, spin-offs, sponsored content (grant or commercial), and sometimes new publications, and balances both content and business needs to meet editorial and revenue goals. 

LOCATION: Philadelphia PA


  • Direct and oversee the editorial content and strategy for assigned titles to ensure that they and all ancillary products meet journalistic standards for quality and professional publishing, and the needs of the readers and business.
  • Works with authors and editorial staff to acquisition and develop manuscripts that are appropriate for each journal’s readership and mission.
  • Oversee editing and writing assignments for editorial staff to meet all production deadlines for journals, websites, Enewsletters, and social media sites. 
  • Ensure that titles are positioned correctly for their respective markets, considering competition and financial goals.
  • Ensure that titles provide readers with interesting, in-depth coverage of clinical issues and healthcare trends in their respective markets.
  • Oversee design of print and digital products, such as supplements, directories, and special projects that are sponsored via educational grants or commercial means.
  • Evaluate manuscripts within the Editorial Manager system for acceptance, revision, or rejection, initiating and tracking the peer-review process to ensure accuracy of published content.
  • Review and approve article PDFs for print and digital formats throughout the production cycle.
  • Direct and supervise editorial staff and freelancers in assigned writing and editing projects.
  • Oversee the online and social media programs, including annual short- and long-range goals for each, i.e.: frequency of inclusion of rich media such as videos, podcasts, online/digital-only content, etc.
  • Direct the publications' social media strategies (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.), including annual short- and long-range goals for each, ie: frequency of posting/tweeting, calendar of pre-arranged posts, etc.
  • Manage the annual editorial calendar, brainstorming fresh ideas for the print and online journal versions and related branded products.
  • Maintain Editorial Advisory Boards and review annually to ensure optimum market coverage.
  • Work with Publisher to understand monthly and annual P&Ls, including identifying issues and remediation plans.
  • Work independently and as a direct liaison to Publisher, taking initiative and ownership of journals with minimal supervision.
  • Work with Publisher, Editors, and Sales teams to create advertising sales strategies that enhance revenue and readership.
  • Ensure timely editorial workflow in accordance with monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly production schedule.
  • Attend three or more professional conferences annually and maximize editorial time at each.
  • Set annual goals and objectives for all reporting employees, including developmental goals and reviews in performance management system.
  • Assist Publisher in calculation of annual editorial budgets and monitor monthly expenses accordingly.
  • Complete monthly MOR highlights and MOR report with feedback from editorial team, as well as other reports and analyses as required by Publisher.
  • Perform other job functions as assigned by Publisher, minimum of 6X annually.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experienc

Experience:  4+ years of editorial and management experience, preferably with STM publications

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:   

  • Strong editing and rewriting skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Knowledge of social media strategy
  • Knowledge of SEO and other web optimization strategies
  • Familiarity with podcast creation
  • Ability to work closely with editorial and design teams
  • Ability to work closely medical society partners

Travel:   10%

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