Managing Editor job description

Managing Editor responsibilities include:

Planning and managing all daily operations
Hiring, coaching and supervising personnel
Collaborating with editor in chief to determine issues’ content and topics

Job brief

We are looking for a skilled Managing Editor to oversee our company’s daily publishing operations. You will be reporting only to the editor in chief and supervise writers, editors and other staff.

A managing editor combines the innovativeness of a writer with the practical focus of an operations manager. You should be able to suggest ideas for stories and see them through to publication. We expect excellent organizational and leaderships skills as well as a unique problem-solving ability. Responsibilities

Plan and manage all daily operations
Hire, coach and supervise personnel
Collaborate with editor in chief to determine issues’ content and topics
Coordinate editorial publications and meetings
Plan and approve assignments for writers and editors
Control schedules and enforce deadlines (for writers, photographers, designers etc.)
Oversee proofreading procedures and edit copy when necessary
Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
Resolve issues as they arise
Attend events on behalf of the company or editor in chief


Proven experience as managing editor or relevant role
Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
Proficiency in English
Working knowledge of online platforms like WordPress and SEO concepts
Abilities in planning and coordinating people and operations
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication and people abilities
Reliability and efficiency
Attention to detail
BSc/BA in journalism or relevant field