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Job Description:

  • 1) Formulates policy; plans, coordinates, and directs editorial activities; and supervises workers who assist in selecting and preparing material for publication in magazines, trade journals, house organs, and related publications: Confers with executives, department heads, and editorial staff to formulate policy, coordinate department activities, establish production schedules, solve publication problems, and discuss makeup plans and organizational changes.

  • 2) Determines theme of issue and gathers related material.

  • 3) Writes or assigns staff members or freelance writers to write articles, reports, editorials, reviews, and other material.

  • 4) Reads and evaluates material submitted for publication consideration.

  • 5) Secures graphic material from picture sources and assigns artists and photographers to produce pictures and illustrations.

  • 6) Assigns staff member, or personally interviews individuals and attends gatherings, to obtain items for publication, verify facts, and clarify information.

  • 7) Assigns research and other editorial duties to assistants.

  • 8) Organizes material, plans overall and individual page layouts, and selects type.

  • 9) Marks dummy pages to indicate position and size of printed and graphic material.

  • 10) Reviews final proofs and approves or makes changes.

  • 11) Reviews and evaluates work of staff members and makes recommendations and changes.

  • 12) May perform related editorial duties listed under EDITORIAL ASSISTANT.

  • 13) May direct activities of production, circulation, or promotion personnel.

  • 14) May prepare news or public relations releases, special brochures, and similar materials.

  • 15) May be designated according to type of publication worked on as Communications Manager; Editor, Farm Journal; Editor, House Organ; Editor, Magazine; Editor, Trade Journal; Industrial Editor.




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Job Number: 3371