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Guernica is looking for a Managing Editor to join the team.
The managing editor (ME) is an integral part of Guernica’s all volunteer team and will report to the editors-in-chief of the magazine and act as a liaison to the editorial staff. The ME will be supported by 2-3 assistant managing editors.
*Regularly communicating with editors to ensure that deadline dates are disseminated and met. The ME will assist the editors-in-chief in soliciting and approving content, and track editorial progress throughout each production cycle.
*Helping to recruit, train, and mentor fellows. This will include identifying areas in which senior editors might need assistance and potential fellowship projects, and pairing editors with fellows.
*Becoming familiar with the back end of Guernica’s WordPress content system and ushering pieces through the production cycle. This will include assigning fact-checking and formatting duties to our fellows, reviewing and making corrections to this work when needed, and liaising with the magazine’s art director, copy-editor, fact-checking head, and social media editor when content is ready for their input. The ME will also communicate regularly with our publisher with regards to writer contracts and contacts.
*Organizing and helping to lead bi-monthly staff meetings.
*Facilitating the editor-in-chiefs’ final proofing process and inserting any editorial and fact-checking changes that arise into the requisite pieces.
*Scheduling pieces for publication on a weekly basis and helping to organize and manage the site’s homepage.
*Overseeing our group of submission readers and ensuring that submissions are responded to in a timely manner and that Submittable is kept up to date.
*The managing editor role requires approximately ten to fifteen hours of volunteer work per week. The ME will be responsible for coordinating multiple editorial efforts and schedules simultaneously. It is crucial that the person in this role be highly organized, a good and efficient communicator, accustomed to working at a fast pace, and comfortable juggling multiple tasks and deadline dates at once.
To apply: please use Submittable to share a resume and cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Since it is a volunteer position, we ask that candidates explain how this role serves their larger professional aims. For any questions, please contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.