Managing Editor Job Description

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Managing Editor

Managing Editor responsibilities

  • Planning and managing all daily operations
  • Hiring, coaching and supervising personnel
  • Collaborating with editor in chief to determine issues’ content and topics

Managing Editor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a skilled Managing Editor to oversee our company’s daily publishing operations. You will be reporting only to the editor in chief and supervise writers, editors and other staff.

A managing editor combines the innovativeness of a writer with the practical focus of an operations manager. You should be able to suggest ideas for stories and see them through to publication. We expect excellent organizational and leaderships skills as well as a unique problem-solving ability.


  • Plan and manage all daily operations
  • Hire, coach and supervise personnel
  • Collaborate with editor in chief to determine issues’ content and topics
  • Coordinate editorial publications and meetings
  • Plan and approve assignments for writers and editors
  • Control schedules and enforce deadlines (for writers, photographers, designers etc.)
  • Oversee proofreading procedures and edit copy when necessary
  • Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
  • Resolve issues as they arise
  • Attend events on behalf of the company or editor in chief


  • Proven experience as managing editor or relevant role
  • Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like WordPress and SEO concepts
  • Abilities in planning and coordinating people and operations
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • BSc/BA in journalism or relevant field

Managing Editor Job Description Examples

Managing Editor, Ktnv • Scripps Health

Managing Editor, KTNV The E.W. Scripps Company - Las Vegas, NV Apply Now Job Details Full-time Estimated: $57,000 - $76,000 a year 1 hour ago Qualifications Leadership Communication skills Computer skills Management Microsoft Office Bachelor's degree Full Job Description KTNV, The E.W. Scripps ABC station in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada is searching for an experienced and aggressive Managing... ...

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Managing Editor • Lookout Santa Cruz

Managing Editor

Reports to: CEO...

Location: Santa Cruz, Calif.

Lookout Santa Cruz seeks an experienced editor ready, willing and enthused to continue building a model a model news company for the 2020s.

We have opened this new position to add additional leadership and an expert daily hand at guiding and editing smart coverage for a newsroom of 10. Candidates must demonstrate well-experienc...

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Managing editor • VirtualVocations

S. or B.A. or equivalent relevant experience in journalism, communications, marketing, political science or related field6+ years of relevant work experienceDeep understanding of current domestic politics and demonstrated commitment to progressive valuesA successful track record of building and managing teams with varying levels of experience

Last updated : 2022-06-29

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Managing Editor, Biological Physics • American Physical Society (APS)

Managing Editor, Biological Physics The Physical Review journals seek a Managing Editor with expertise in biological physics and the physics of life to lead, manage, and develop a new, selective journal that will serve researchers working at the interface of physics and biology. The new title will emphasize significant advances in understanding biological systems through the use of experimental...

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