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Managing Editor - Milwaukee Magazine

Apply Job ID 13092 Date posted Apr. 04, 2019 Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you’re an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best – for ourselves and our clients. We’re a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

Milwaukee Magazine, an award-winning city magazine, is searching for a Managing Editor to fastidiously copy edit each issue in its entirety, maintain a high level of accuracy by managing fact checkers and keep the trains running on time, ensuring the entire staff meets deadlines. 

The magazine publishes profiles, reader service, investigative and in-depth features as well as dining, art and entertainment stories. The magazine is located in the Third Ward and serves the entire metro area.  

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Setting and enforcing deadlines for editorial and art team to maintain optimum workflow
  • Copy editing all magazine articles, and circulating proofs of them for others to read. Rereading all articles three other times on a final copy edit and two rounds of proofs
  • Supervising the fact-checking of all of the magazine’s editorial content, including assigning the research to interns or freelancers and inputting the information into the articles
  • Hiring and supervising three interns each semester and summer, including securing arrangements with colleges, developing schedules and handling performance review process
  • Assigning, editing and, in some cases, writing advertorial copy for Special Advertising Sections; collaborating with advertisers and Milwaukee Magazine sales reps on those sections
  • Writing for the magazine’s editorial sections as needed
  • Participate in brainstorming and generate story ideas
  • The ideal candidate must be a wordsmith and critical thinker, willing to challenge conventional wisdom 
  • A four-year degree in journalism, English, communications or a related field required
  • Minimum of 2 years editing experience (preferably at a magazine) with an aptitude for management required
  • An editor’s eye for detail, style, tone and factual inconsistencies. Knowledge of AP Style
  • Exceptional interactive communication skills 
  • Some digital experience is preferred
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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