Associate Managing Editor

New York, NY
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Kathleen Ellison

Job Description:

The associate managing editor works under the supervision of the managing editor, writing, reviewing, rewriting, and editing the work of staff and freelance journalists to ensure all content produced meets the editorial standards of the organization. The associate managing editor plays a crucial role in ideating, coordinating, planning, and developing impeccable content.


• In order to fulfill the responsibilities as Associate Managing Editor, the ideal candidate will possess:

• Enthusiasm, interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and flexibility

• Excellent written and oral communication skills with exceptional command of English

• The ability to stay calm under pressure, work well with others and show initiative

• First-rate proofreading skills and attention to detail

• Experience creating, managing, and adhering to budgets

• Knowledge of current affairs

• Excellent people, time management, and organizational skills

• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet deadlines

• Time management skills, including the ability to keep to tight deadlines


• Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communication preferred


• Minimum of 2 years of experience in journalism, editing, or research required 


Pre-sale/Development: (~15 hours/week)

• Average of 6 new RFPs per week

• Meet with sales and marketing to brainstorm content programs for RFPs

• Write compelling story pitches for RFP responses/proposals

• Answer questions for RFPs going through the pre-sale process, including building timelines, providing cost estimates and Brand Studio core deck, etc.

Post-sale/Active: (~15 hours/week)

• Writing articles and other original material

• Updating and rewriting material

• Leveraging your own specialist knowledge to contribute ideas

• Sourcing freelancers or other authors to produce new materials

• Liaising with other in-house teams, writers, photographers, designers, and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing process

• Manage internal deadlines across projects

• Manage gathering of assets for client deliverables, including articles, videos, tout and social copy and rich media units

• Uploading text and images to websites using our content management systems

• Work with third-party vendors on rich media unit setup and QA

• Backcheck and QA client feedback

• Proofread stories for accuracy, company style, client style

• Proofread client-supplied content for company style

• Get sign-off from Editorial Director of creative assets prior to delivery to client

Ongoing: (~10 hours/week)

• Weekly Brand Studio Status meeting

• Daily Brand Studio Production Meeting

• Ad-hoc RFP brainstorms / Presentations / Active client status calls

• Update Editorial road map and alert company of upcoming content launches

• Work with project manager on an ongoing basis to update pipeline and archive lost campaigns