Managing Editor, AMC Outdoors magazine

Posted by: Appalachian Mountain Club

The Managing Editor oversees the print and online production process for AMC Outdoors, the member magazine of the nonprofit Appalachian Mountain Club, and AMC Outdoors Online, its monthly e-newsletter. Published six times per year, AMC Outdoors is a four-color, feature-driven magazine running 72-80 pages. The Managing Editor serves as a liaison between the magazine and the printer, art director, web team, and freelancers; manages print publication of clubwide and chapter trip listings (7,000 to 8,000 listings per year); posts print magazine content onto AMC’s website, outdoors.org; manages print and online publication of classified ads; and helps edit and proofread the magazine. The Managing Editor also assists with print, multimedia, and social media projects and planning. In addition, the Managing Editor may write one or more columns or produce videos. This position reports to the Publisher and is based in AMC’s Boston headquarters. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain and manage magazine production schedule, ensuring all parties meet deadlines and all materials (photos, illustrations, copy) meet production standards; oversee delivery of materials to art director; create magazine layout; handle payments; serve as liaison with printer
Oversee print magazine proofreading process; circulate pages to key staff; handle fact-checking queries
Manage download of clubwide and chapter trip listings from online database; proofread and place trips in magazine layout; ensure quality and accuracy of section; manage relationships with key chapter volunteers
Update print and online AMC Trader classified ads, downloaded from online database; contact past advertisers to encourage renewals; provide billing information to accounting
Manage magazine presence on AMC’s website; post print content for each print issue as well as web-exclusive content on the off months; edit and optimize print images for web; update and manage magazine web archives
Manage and deliver e-newsletter files to AMC’s web team; proofread and test e-newsletter
Work with the Publisher and Social Media Associate to schedule and implement magazine content on AMC’s social media platforms
Assist in development, research, and writing or assignment of articles for several magazine columns; ensure that all editorial content is developed on schedule
Collect, compile, edit, and proofread submissions for Executive Update e-newsletter
Fulfill requests for back issues and manage magazine distribution and inventory
Participate in photo research; take photos as needed
Participate in all developmental editing and magazine planning meetings and discussions; brainstorm ideas for new editorial content
Periodically produce, film, and edit video for web-exclusive magazine content
Maintain and annually update official editorial style guide, ensuring adherence to style standards
Other tasks as necessary

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, design, or related field
At least two years of work experience in the print or communications field
Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and project management skills
Standard word-processing and computer skills required; experience with web content management systems and Adobe InDesign required; experience with Photoshop, Filemaker, Premiere, and Mac platform strongly desired
Ability to be organized, detailed, and to coordinate several projects at once
Sense of diplomacy and ability to work on a team in a fast-paced environment
Interest in outdoor recreation and conservation issues and mission of AMC
Physical requirements: Work is performed primarily in a general office setting, with minor physical effort or strain required. Work is normally performed while seated, requires freedom of movement. May spend extended periods of time at a computer terminal, on a telephone, or operating other office machines. This position requires an ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment and manage deadlines. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.

To Apply

Email cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to amcjob210@outdoors.org. No calls please.

Benefits of Working With the AMC

The AMC offers a great benefits package! Here is a partial list that highlights some benefits offered for our regular full-time employees. Benefits may vary based on position.

Group Health Plan, 75 percent employer paid.
Group Life Insurance, 100 percent employer paid
Long-Term Disability Insurance, 100 percent employer paid
Vacation, four weeks accrued each year
Holidays, 13 paid holidays/year
Use of AMC Facilities, free and discounted rates
Free AMC membership

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

TO APPLY

Email cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to amcjob210@outdoors.org. No calls please.

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