Managing Editor Job Description

Managing Editor Job Description

September 28th, 2020

Managing editors develop content strategies that align with a business strategy or goal. Their duties include determining which platforms to target, how best to reach an audience, and collaborating with sales and marketing teams.

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We are seeking a creative strategist with excellent interpersonal skills for the role of managing editor. The managing editor will be responsible for managing a team of writers, staying abreast of developments in Search Engine Marketing (SEO), and studying content performance analytics.

To ensure success as a managing editor, candidates should have an eye for good content, demonstrate leadership, and have good written and verbal communication skills. Ultimately, a top-notch managing editor will be attuned to the business-client relationship and is a natural project manager.

Managing Editor Responsibilities:

  • Managing a content team that includes writers and graphic designers.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in Google's SEO algorithms.
  • Monitoring Google Analytics and other tools to understand which content effectiveness.
  • Collaborating with sales and marketing teams to align with strategic business goals.
  • Conducting audience research to figure out how best to reach your audience.
  • Determining which social media platforms to focus on.
  • Growing your online audience.
  • Editing copywriting and checking that all work meets publishing standards.
  • Hiring and supervising copywriters and graphic designers.
  • Ensure that published content is consistent with the company style guide.
  • Planning daily operations.

Managing Editor Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong editing skills, as well as written and verbal communication.
  • Data-driven, analytical mindset.
  • Project management and teamworking ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with content marketing tools and performance metrics.

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