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Managing Editor

A managing editor supervises writers, producers, and technical educational teams to ensure high standards for content quality, including tone, style, and copy edits.

Job Description

We are seeking a managing editor (ME) who will be responsible for ensuring the highest quality of content across all editorial properties. The ME works with educators and content producers/writers to ensure high standards for content quality –  including tone, style, and required copy edits. The ME also supervises authors and editors, recruits external authors/editors, and may also conduct market research to generate new content ideas.

Responsibilities

  • Creates, produces, and manages content on all our educational platforms
  • Directs all content creation while supervising freelancers and writers on our team
  • Analyzes data to develop and perfect user-experience and retention strategies for our content
  • Collaborates with Technology and Operations Teams to support their content-creation needs and optimize content
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to more junior content producers/writers, instilling best practices across the team
  • Carries out reporting and analysis of content performance along with recommendations for optimizations

Education & Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Communication, Education, or other relevant field required

Requirements

  • 6 years of content-creation experience for an educational audience
  • 3 years managing educational-content websites
  • Ability to determine editorial scope and direction
  • Demonstrable project management experience
  • High attention to detail to ensure content is thoroughly fact-checked and accurate
  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret traffic and performance to draw suitable recommendations on future content
  • Self-starter: somebody with a positive attitude, not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get work done
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and visual
  • Strong interpersonal skills

 

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