Job Board >> Gay Monthly Print Seeks Contract Part Time Managing Editor
|Company Name||Out & About Nashville, Inc.|
|Date Posted||06, Thursday 2014|
|Listing Type||Monthly Rate|
The company is splitting its former full-time managing editor/creative director position into two contract positions. Should two candidates not be found for the two contract positions, we may consider merging the positions back into one.
Each of these jobs would require the following work be done. These are contract work-from-home positions and no equipment will be provided. O&AN is a monthly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) magloid format publication, with associated digital properties including an active website at www.outandaboutnashville.com. O&AN is Tennessee’s largest and only state-wide LGBT publication. The company has been in business since Oct. 2002.
Print Editor/Creative Director
Responsible for the editorial and creative direction and management of the print publication, Out & About Nashville. Works closely in conjunction with digital editor to set the editorial focus of O&AN. This has an anticipated contract payment of $1,000 to $1,200 per month.
Responsible for overall editorial content and management of day-to-day operations of the printed publication, O&AN.
Creative direction of cover photos including brainstorming, directing the photography, etc.
Develop editorial budget each month, set and enforce deadlines
Assign stories to volunteer writing staff, follow up and keep staff on deadline
Assist and manage overall print operations, including layout production, preparing story order, gathering art for layout
Lead proofing process for print edition. Be available during production deadlines to lead the process.
Responsible for maintaining journalistic standards and edit all copy per AP style
Source, develop and write local LGBT news stories, with an emphasis on hard news and breaking news.
Develop and write a minimum of five new articles for the print edition each month
Take photos as needed
Represent O&AN at community functions and serve as an ambassador to the community
Cultivate and develop volunteer writing staff for print issue
Attend and co-manage all staff meetings
Other duties as assigned
At a minimum a degree in journalism is required, along with previous editorial and writing experience. A flexible attitude, willingness to jump in and help is required. Candidate must be able to meet deadlines and because breaking news often happens, work in a quick pace, stressful environment. Candidate must a self-starter and self-motivated.