Assistant Managing Editor

Employer
BNA
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Hours
Full Time

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Assists the Managing Editor with the operational, editorial, and production activities of assigned product(s). 

RESPONBILITIES:

Assistant Managing Editors at this classification may perform or assist the Managing Editor to perform any or all of the following:

  • Plans product scope and coverage.
  • Assists with the coordination of writing, reporting, and editing assignments, including organizing coverage and assignments with staff and others.
  • Keeps abreast of current developments, trends, and issues affecting relevant subject area.
  • Develops and maintains professional contacts in the government and private sectors, to be used as authors, advisors, or otherwise.
  • Assists with the coordination of activities of product advisory board to maximize opportunities for product improvement and promotion.
  • Ensures deadlines are met.
  • Supervises staff and provides opportunities for development and improvements of subject area knowledge, reporting, writing, research, technical, and other skills.
  • Assists in the development of sales, marketing, and strategic efforts, including social media.
  • Monitors the business and financial performance of product(s).
  • Responds to requests or comments from subscribers and sales reps.
  • Explores new product proposals and innovations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments on issues related to product scope.
  • Copy edits, reports, and writes related material.
  • Assists with preparing and monitoring budget and ensure compliance.
  • Works with HR to provide feedback and input on personnel activities, such as performance evaluations, new hires, promotions, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

5 + years’ relevant experience which includes reporting, writing, and substantive copy editing of complex materials; 1+ year of management or demonstrated leadership experience; working knowledge of subjects covered by assigned product(s), including issues, trends, and target markets; understanding of publishing systems and workflows; excellent writing, reporting, researching, editing, and copy editing skills; working knowledge of government and regulatory processes; excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to use project resources and staff effectively within established schedules, budgets, and guidelines; excellent interpersonal skills to deal with customers, staff, and contacts inside and outside Bloomberg BNA and BGOV; excellent decision-making skills; ability to meet strict deadlines; proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office.Bachelor’s degree required; English or Journalism preferred.  Master’s degree preferred.

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