Atlanta Magazine Managing Editor in Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta magazine is looking for a managing editor, whose primary role will be overseeing the workflow at a magazine that produces 16 issues a year (12 issues of Atlanta magazine, plus the quarterly HOME publication). The position is a linchpin within the editorial department, requiring an unerring eye for the smallest detail, organizational skills worthy of textbook study, and a demonstrated ability to work collegially in a tight-knit department.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating and enforcing an editorial deadline calendar for 16 issues per year, plus occasional ancillary publications. Tracking all stories from assignment through shipping to ensure the magazine hits those deadlines. Helping editors and designers prioritize their workloads. Facilitating communication among departments. Troubleshooting last-minute problems. Working closely with art and production departments to ensure that the magazine ships on time.
Overseeing all fact-checking for each issue, including formatting and assigning stories for fact-checking, reviewing source lists to ensure they meet the magazine’s standards, setting and enforcing policies, and fact-checking stories as needed.
Enforcing our style guide. Reviewing each story on proofs to ensure it follows the magazine’s style and to guard against print and layout errors. Managing one full-time copy editor, occasional part-time interns, and freelance fact-checkers, including hiring, daily assignments, and performance reviews. Coding editorial invoices, reconciling them against editors’ budgets, and ensuring all are accounted for by close of each month.
The managing editor reports to the editor-in-chief.
This position allows for writing and editing—both online and inprint—but the primary responsibility is overseeing workflow. 
Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:
Organizational skills non-pareil; ability—eagerness, even—to cajole and harangue without taking it personally; demonstrated ability to be a self-starter; experience in keeping your head while all about you are losing theirs (a/k/a a sense of humor).
Finalists will be given an editing test.
Applications must be received by Oct. 31. In your cover letter, persuade us why your qualifications and experience make you the best fit for this job. Sell us.
Bachelor’s degree, plus at least five years’ experience, preferably at a magazine or newspaper. A journalism background is preferred, though not required. In any case, however, the successful applicant must be conversant in current events and eager to help shape the editorial content of a magazine that’s covered the Atlanta region for 55 years.

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