Texas Highways Magazine is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and experienced managing editor to supervise the day-to-day operations of the magazine, including overseeing production schedules and editorial calendars for the monthly print magazine as well as the Texas State Travel Guide and additional ancillary publications. In addition to excellent interpersonal, line editing, and writing skills, a compelling candidate will have equally strong project management and problem solving skills, as well as possess extensive knowledge of Texas history and culture. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:

  • Overseeing production schedules and editorial calendars for monthly print magazine, annual Texas State Travel guide and ancillary publications
  • Editing and proofreading all content in the magazine while maintaining a commitment to appropriate style, deadlines , and overall accuracy
  • Actively participate in planning meetings to set direction for editorial content including features, departments and special issues
  • Assign stories to freelance contributors while incorporating web and social media content whenever possible and guiding them through the story development process
  • Help oversee the development of the magazine’s anchor departments on a monthly basis while upholding the importance of meeting deadlines, keeping the content interesting and brand relevant, and maintaining accuracy
  • Assist in editing and proofreading travel publications, including the Texas State Travel Guide and Quarterly Events Calendar.
  • Foster existing writer relationships and assist in recruiting a new pool of contributors
  • Meet with editorial, digital and marketing teams to evaluate the effectiveness of content, devise strategies to strengthen synergy across print and digital platforms, and discuss ways to engage a wider audience
  • Maintain and update production schedules, editorial calendars , and other internal documents
  • Assist Executive Editor with developing strategic partnerships to expand the Texas Highways brand
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Competencies

The required competencies for this job include:

  • Extensive knowledge of Texas geography, history, and culture
  • Extensive knowledge of print publication processes and schedules
  • Thorough knowledge of Texas attractions and travel and tourism
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience developing and giving presentations

Expert Skill in:

  • Editing for content, clarity, AP style and grammar
  • Managing and organizing schedules for a print publication
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and journalistic fundamentals
  • Managing multiple projects while simultaneously meeting tight deadlines
  • Mentoring and developing writers

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Business or related disciplines

 

Work Experience

  • 7 years in Writing, Editing, Journalism or Communications related activities
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
  • No supervisory experience required
  • Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis

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