A managing editor in a quarterly magazine has a variety of responsibilities aimed at ensuring the successful production and timely publication of the magazine. *Experience in B2B, trades, procurement, supply chain, engineering industries preferred by not required*

Job Overview:
The managing editor oversees the editorial operations of the magazine, ensuring high-quality content and timely publication. They manage the editorial team, coordinate with writers, and work closely with other departments like design, marketing, and sales.

Key Responsibilities:

Editorial Planning and Strategy

  • Develop and implement the editorial calendar for each quarterly issue.
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to brainstorm and plan content themes and feature stories.
  • Ensure that content aligns with the magazine’s vision, audience, and brand identity.

Content Management

  • Assign articles to writers and manage the workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Review, edit, and approve content submitted by writers, ensuring accuracy, quality, and consistency.
  • Oversee fact-checking and ensure all content adheres to the magazine’s editorial standards and ethical guidelines.

Team Leadership

  • Lead and manage the editorial team, including writers, editors, and freelance contributors.
  • Provide guidance, feedback, and professional development opportunities to team members.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration within the team and with other departments.

Coordination and Communication

  • Work closely with the design team to ensure content is visually appealing and complements the layout.
  • Coordinate with the marketing and sales departments to align editorial content with promotional strategies and advertising commitments.
  • Act as the primary point of contact between the editorial team and external contributors.

Production Oversight

  • Oversee the entire production process, from content creation to final publication.
  • Ensure that all content is properly formatted and ready for print or digital distribution.
  • Manage and adhere to production schedules to ensure timely publication of each issue.

Quality Control

  • Maintain high editorial standards and ensure all content is accurate, engaging, and relevant.
  • Implement editorial policies and procedures to maintain consistency and quality across all issues.
  • Handle any editorial issues or challenges that arise during the production process.

Analytics and Improvement

  • Analyze reader feedback and engagement metrics to refine content strategies.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and competitor publications to keep the magazine current and competitive.
  • Continuously seek ways to improve the magazine’s content and overall reader experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field.
  • Several years of experience in editorial roles, preferably within magazine publishing.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities.
  • Proven leadership and team management experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with digital publishing tools and content management systems.


  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in editorial software (e.g., Adobe InDesign, CMS platforms).
  • Knowledge of SEO and digital content best practices is a plus.

This JD outlines the critical role a managing editor plays in producing a high-quality quarterly magazine, ensuring it meets the expectations of its readership and achieves its editorial goals.

Job Category: Specialist
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Remote

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