Job Opening at Make It Better: Editor In Chief

MIB

Editor In Chief

The Editor in Chief works closely with the Publisher, Editorial Director, Art Director, Senior Editor and Web Editor to deliver an outstanding monthly print magazine, interactive iPad magazine and website.

Content Management Magazine

• Plan year-long magazine content including cover themes, feature articles and plan for reverse-published content. Collaborators: Publisher and Editorial Director

• Monthly responsibility for bookmap development and editorial deadlines. Collaborators: Publisher and Sales Director

Content Management Website

• Plan year-long web content for the following sections of the website: Family, Better You, At Home, Entertainment, and Dining. Collaborators: Senior Editor and Web Editor

• Plan for community-contributed content

• Use Basecamp to write and organize weekly Better Letters

• Design and edit content guides of interest to affluent readers

• Goals include: Grow email subscriber list, improve open rate, improve click-through rate, 25% growth in web traffic

Content Development

• Write articles as needed for website and magazine

• Maintain network of freelance writers who will pitch ideas and assign articles based on content needs

• Work with MIB Foundation to procure articles for Make a Difference section

• Edit all incoming articles for web and magazine

• Maintain network of local and national PR contacts

• Oversee all incoming printfomercials. Collaborators: Sales Team, Sales Director

Management

• Maintain editorial budget

• Process all incoming invoices for writers and photographers

• Mentor and train Senior Editor and Web Editor

Organizational Support

•   Represent Make It Better at community, business and industry events

•   Maintain a professional-personal social media presence

•   Maintain a professional-personal blog presence

Skills & Toolsets

• Advanced understanding and use of content management systems for print and web, with a strong preference for Joomla administrators

• Advanced SEO skills for optimizing articles to search streams and identifying content opportunities based on competition scores

• Advanced understanding and use of Google Analytics

• Advanced understanding and use of email newsletter campaign systems, with a strong preference for Campaign Monitor and MailChimp

• Advanced understanding and use of digital edition publishing methods, features and opportunities

• Advanced understanding and use of iPad apps and publications

• Intermediate understanding and use of Adobe InDesign for compositions and editing of magazine, iPad, and digital edition content

• Intermediate understanding and use of web-based team collaboration tools, with a strong preference for the 37signals suite

• Intermediate understanding and use of the following office software package – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) – Google Docs – Adobe Acrobat Pro (forms, proofing, digital signatures, reviews)

• Advanced understanding and use of social media automation and analytics tools including: TweetDeck or Hoot Suite, URL shorteners, Facebook advertising, Facebook analytics

• Advanced editing skills for web and magazine; familiarity with AP style

Experience and Background

• 5+ years experience in magazine publishing including web, digital and mobile platforms

• Excellent editing, writing and proofing skills for print, online and new media

• Ability to quickly shift tasks and priorities within a deadline-driven environment

• Experience creating family-focused content for affluent women aged 30-60

• Background in journalism or other related area of study

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office, 37Signals Suite (or comparable collaboration software), Dropbox, Google Docs

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position. Health insurance is available.

Location

This position is on-site at our offices in Winnetka, IL and requires an in-office presence most days.

Need

Immediate

To Apply

Send the following to apply@makeitbetter.net

• resume

• cover letter

• salary requirements

• link to online portfolio or work samples in one PDF under 20MB

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