TAKE Magazine, Editor in Chief - New England's new magazine of culture is looking for a rock star
September 10, 2017
Starting at 60000.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Take Magazine – a magazine featuring New England’s new culture.
We’re looking for an Editor in Chief who believes everyone has a story, that each story is a creation unto itself. If you have hands-on experience in publishing, preferably in arts & culture, and deep connections in the arts community around New England, we want to hear from you.
The Editor in Chief collaborates with the Publisher to develop strategic objectives that align with editorial and business goals, and oversees editorial staff to implement those objectives. Together with the Publisher, the EIC defines editorial strategy and establishes editorial direction while overseeing the content and tone/voice of the Take ‘brand’ (across print, digital and social media) based on market needs in alignment with our stated business goals. Mentors, directs, and leads the editorial staff to ensure the on-time delivery of quality content across platforms within budgetary constraints and in accordance with approved editorial calendar, and oversees the recruitment, selection, and ongoing development of the editorial team. May also collaborates on product development (new print, digital and social launches, redesigns, etc.) and marketing collaterals for the sales team, and acts as a key representative of the brand.
The day-to-day side of things
Works to further develop the editorial vision of the print and digital editions of Take Magazine.
WRITTEN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT:
Works with editorial team, sales and publisher to source, develop, and deliver editorial content that reaches the Take reader.
Oversees development of content for print and digital editions, social media, and weekly e-newsletter.
Oversees efforts to recruit and develop a diverse, New England-wide team of freelance writers working in tandem with the Managing Editor and Web Editor.
Writes, assigns, and edits articles, reports, editorials, reviews, and other material pertinent to reader needs.
Works with Web Editor to develop and expand editorial published in our digital edition (text, photo, and video) as well as relationship between print and digital content. Oversees Web Editor's role in meeting traffic goals for digital edition.
Works with freelance Art Director and Photo Editor to develop and expand Take’s visual editorial and identity.
Works with Production Manager to ensure on-time delivery of the print edition to the printer and other responsibilities.
Assumes ultimate responsibility for grammatical and factual accuracy, clarity, completeness, and appropriateness for intended audience.
Confers with Publisher to formulate editorial calendar, establish production schedules, and generate ideas and plans for special projects, including social and digital media-based content.
Prepares editorial operating budget and is responsible for working within said budget.
HIRING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Participates in recruitment of editorial staff, establishes goals and performance expectations, and empowers staff members by clarifying roles and responsibilities, communicating, delegating, and recognizing contributions.
GENERAL AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Remains cognizant of reader and advertiser needs and works in partnership with sales staff to meet both sets of needs without compromising editorial integrity.
Keeps abreast of anticipated market needs and changes.
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY PRESENCE
Attends industry conferences, trade shows, and other events, representing Take as required. Establishes and maintains positive professional relationships with internal and external contacts.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Please address your resume with links to your portfolio to Tim Fisk, Operations and Finance Director, Take Industries.
Take Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity.
You and your skills
Bachelor's degree or 7-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum seven years prior editorial experience; preferably for a consumer magazine or daily/weekly newspaper
Excellent English grammar and spelling
A flexible disposition working on your own and with a team. Flexible is key–we are a startup, after all.
An interest in finding people creating trends in contemporary art & culture and a desire to share their stories.
Ability to use the Apple platform and work within WordPress, Google Apps, Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel, as well as the Adobe platform. Familiarity with Basecamp and Slack helpful.
Being a devoted print magazine junkie isn't a requirement, but it certainly helps.
Prior magazine publishing experience required, ideally in the arts & culture segment.
Must be familiar with editorial market and competitors, and have deep connections to the regional art community in New England.
Strong writing and editing ability; able to craft news items that meet journalistic standards.
Successful candidates work well under pressure and thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment. This position will work both as part of a team and individually.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Some benefits and perks of working at Take Magazine: position is telecommute-friendly, very flexible vacation/time-off policy, full health and dental insurance
Take Magazine – a magazine featuring New England’s new culture.
Do you hit every gallery opening, and stop to check out cool street art on the way? Do you love the warm analog of vinyl, and the sonic layering of electronic music? Do you crush on the latest design trends, and follow every new food truck?
We’re Take Magazine, a cutting-edge publication for the culturally adventurous ...New Englander. Take tells the story of a young gallery owner in New Haven. Take interviews an art collector in Portland and delves into her collection. Take finds the undiscovered furniture designer in Putney and the breakout band in Northampton. Take tells the stories of the creative community in New England through the interesting people that make culture happen. And we’ve won many awards doing it, including being named one of the 30 Hottest Magazines Launched of 2015 by Mr. Magazine and Media Industry Newsletter and one of the Best Newly Launched Magazines of 2015 by Library Journal, as well as winning Best in Show, Judge’s Choice, and three gold awards for Editorial Design at the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts 2017 Creative Awards.