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Executive Editor

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.

Responsibilities Include:
• Help define and execute company’s 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 writer’s 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.

Requirements/Skills Include:
• 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.


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