Managing Editor Job Description

The Managing Editor will oversee the company’s daily publishing operations and output, reporting only to the editor-in-chief. The Managing Editor is considered part of the editorial staff within a copyediting or marketing department.

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Our studio is looking for a talented managing editor to oversee our publishing operations. The ideal candidate would be a highly-skilled writer and editor with an equally strong ability to coordinate and manage both people and projects simultaneously. In this role, you will supervise our extensive team of writers, editors, and additional staff. As the managing editor, you will not only suggest, review and approve stories but help guide them all the way to the finish line with your mix of writing acumen and operations management savvy.


The average managing editor makes just over $61,000 per year while annual salaries can range from $41,000 on the lower end to $97,000 on the higher end.


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