at Editorial- Books/Journals | Salary: Competitive | Job#: SG-4511 | 11 Aug 2017
(NY Metro Area) Executive Editor – The Executive Editor will direct the creation and development of new product lines and the extension of existing products, from conception through delivery of the final product.
Help define and execute companys goals. Lead product development efforts. Direct product launch; develop promotion and marketing strategies. Coordinate cross-department collaboration and integration.
Assist with product development and long-range editorial planning.
Assist in creating an overall production plan that includes a detailed production schedule, cost quotations for editorial and production services, guidelines for editorial issues, design and art specifications.
Write copy for books or collateral materials; rewrite as necessary.
Develop and maintain project budgets.
Develop writers guidelines and editing instructions.
Monitor all stages of production.
Provide regular status reports and keep all team members informed of changes in schedule and/or costs throughout the production process; inform other departments as necessary.
B.A. in English, education, journalism, writing, or a related field
10 or more years of managerial experience in a fast-paced publishing environment;
Excellent staff management skills and experience
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Comfort juggling several projects concurrently
Proficiency in MS Office; experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other content management systems.
An understanding of .xml and publishing workflows is preferred
Experience in PreK-12 educational publishing.