Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Managing Editor is responsible for setting and evolving the editorial direction of both the printed and online versions of Oceanus magazine, developing story and visual and interactive ideas, overseeing marketing of the magazine, writing and editing submissions, setting and overseeing the editorial schedule, managing the budget, and developing the skills of the writers.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
Master's degree required, preferably in writing, journalism, or communications plus 8 or more year's experience with 2 years being in a management role; minimum of fours years as a PIO, reporter, or editor in a media organization. Background in science or experience working with scientists strongly preferred. Work experience in a nonprofit or academic environment a plus. Must possess excellent communication and management skills; ability to quickly prioritize sometimes competing demands; work with minimal direction and deal efficiently with shifting priorities. Must be able to work smoothly in a diverse team, where lines of authority may shift with workload or assignment, and where decisions often need to be made with incomplete information. Must be able to perform with a high degree of organization, initiative and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. Must have the ability to motivate people in a time of transition and with an evolving product.