Babcox Media Inc, an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a full time Managing Editor for its print and digital properties. This position is responsible for, but not limited to: working closely with the editorial team to manage the flow of the editorial process in order to meet production standards and deadlines; managing content contributors to ensure timely delivery of high-quality information; managing all digital features of their respective publication; supervision of copy editing and proofreading functions to ensure that their respective publication is factually and grammatically correct; building expertise and clear understanding of both the publication and the industry.
Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or similar;
Three to 5 years of professional editorial and/or content experience, including article writing (print and digital), news reporting, copyediting, design and layout and SEO;
Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style;
Positive track record as a strong team member with the ability to work independently;
Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism;
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written);
Strong interviewing skills;
Excellent attention to detail;
Current experience in and knowledge of cross-channel content delivery across digital, print, video and social media with strong experience in WordPress and content management systems;
Ability to travel;
Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
Knowledge and experience in content optimization based on digital analytics across online and social media channels;
Understanding of email delivery guidelines, web layout and usability, as well as SEO/SEM best practices and strategies;
Must be computer proficient: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac;
Experience in video production a plus;
Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.
Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefits packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at (see below). No phone calls please.
Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time
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