Editorial Job Description

Editorial Job Description

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Editorial provides project management assistance for Microsoft Project Server, ensuring the accuracy of the editorial metadata and timely deliverables and accurate key performance indicator status reports at all levels.

Editorial Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare and respond to routine correspondence, answer telephones, and take messages as appropriate
Receive and sort correspondence, make travel arrangements and appointments, maintain and update files and records
Prepare expense reports and process invoices
Draft fact sheet copy, selling copy, and flap copy as needed
Coordinate material for in-house planning and pre-sales meetings
Manage the Instagram account and assist with general social media presence
Compile and submit galley orders to production
Manage Edelweiss e-galley requests, poster requests, and marketing video requests
Manage and carry out title-specific mailings to bloggers
Assist Kidz Book Acquisition Editors as needed

Editorial Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Editorial

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: JD, CME, TAFE, PMP, VILT, ILT, ELS

Education for Editorial

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the editorial job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Education, Science, Publishing, Editing, Marketing, Communication, Writing

Skills for Editorial

Desired skills for editorial include:

Microsoft Office
Digital space and Mashable's core coverage areas
PowerPoint
Photoshop
AP style
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Acrobat
HTML
Excel
SEO

Desired experience for editorial includes:

Review ideas and manuscripts then offer feedback
Brainstorm and research new book ideas
Research competition for title, cover, and similar topics
Copy edit and proofread as needed
Create electronic files by sorting material from other files
Critique quality of existing products and make recommendations for improvements

Editorial Examples

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Editorial Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an editorial. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for editorial
  • To assist with the production and analysis of statistical data
  • Administering contributor and reviewer payments for the Lancet journals, and trouble-shooting with payees and payment departments to ensure timely payment
  • Assist with the preparation of itineraries and the arrangement of national and international travel, accommodation and currency
  • To undertake any editorial support that the peer review editors may require as appropriate
  • Reads and evaluates submissions and writes readers reports
  • Liaising with authors and editors over queries
  • Organising payments, preparing agreements and managing the external peer reviewer process
  • Book list management and development
  • General secretarial and administrative duties including managing office bookings, organising travel, managing meetings and being a key point of contact
  • Ensuring the Global Editorial Director is fully prepared for all meetings as required
Qualifications for editorial
  • You are meticulously organized, skilled with time management, and obsessed with meeting deadlines
  • You feel very comfortable undertaking extensive independent research and fact-checking tasks, managing content on a web-based content management system
  • You are a strategic thinker, confident and thoughtful writer, and excited to work collaboratively to support an editorial team
  • You’re interested in learning the ins and outs of analytics and content marketing strategy
  • Your peers would describe you as “humble,” “proactive,” “passionate,” and “driven.”
  • Knowledge of basic office skills, , typing, filing, operating fax and copy machine
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of editorial. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for editorial
  • Ensuring internal systems are correctly updated and maintained
  • Arrange and manage travel schedules and expenditures to ensure editorial projects are completed on time and in line with budgets
  • Liaise with contributing editors and freelance writers at all stages of their assignments to ensure timely submission of copy and to keep the production process running smoothly
  • Assist with facilitating the production schedule for each issue, proofreading and circulating copy as required
  • Assist with general office management tasks
  • Perform text and photo research as necessary
  • Take notes at editorial planning meetings, compile the pitch packet, draft emails and memos, plan office events, greet guests, setup and disperse meeting materials
  • Book travel for freelance writers and new candidates
  • Work on writing and editing assignments as required and as opportunities arise
  • To work with the Operations Manager in refining regular reports where appropriate
Qualifications for editorial
  • Degree in Publishing, English or Writing, strongly preferred
  • Must have participated in leadership activities
  • Previous work or internship experience in an office setting preferred
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills (email, phone, social media, etc) Must write clearly, tactfully, and effectively
  • Must display character and integrity, and project positive energy and enthusiasm
  • Strong ability to develop workable action plans and meet deadlines
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an editorial. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for editorial
  • Generates ideas for original book projects, contributes to regular brainstorming conversations and meetings, and assists in book proposal development
  • Provides administrative support including logging submissions, preparing correspondence and forms, photocopying, booking meetings, data entry, managing various requests for materials
  • Provides editorial support, including processing incoming and outgoing submissions, evaluating suitability of submissions for the MIRA program, specifically in the areas of book club fiction and literary fiction, providing first reads on author manuscripts, preparing draft revision letters, trafficking manuscripts through production, assisting with reprint refreshes, preparing Art Fact Sheets, back cover copy and line edits as assigned
  • Contributes to departmental meetings
  • Miscellaneous publishing responsibilities, which may include blog post writing, social media, and research projects
  • Develop and hone the Clinique editorial tone of voice, point of view and editorial channels
  • Develop a solid editorial calendar that ties to all Clinique launches and platforms in a consistent 360 approach
  • Develop and drive west elm’s approachable, knowledgeable, fun and inspiring brand voice
  • Strategize and concept unified campaigns across catalog, online, store and packaging channels
  • Coach a team of copywriters and product information specialists to maintain integrity of voice and tone across channels
Qualifications for editorial
  • Demonstrates ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Must be able to distinguish between crucial and trivial priorities
  • Devotes time to strategic areas of importance, and gives prompt attention to urgent tasks
  • Drive for career advancement and personal success preferred
  • A great writer, looking to cultivate his tone, voice, and comedic writing skills
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of WIRED and editorial
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of editorial. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for editorial
  • Partner with Store Ops and training teams to empower associates to have informed, inspiring conversations with customers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to concept new ways of bringing west elm’s messages and stories to life via video, online, catalog, mobile and social platforms
  • Concept and execute special projects and new brand concepts
  • Collaborate with legal department on approvals for product names, taglines and trademark applications
  • Oversee and update editorial style guides for US and international copy
  • Evaluate manuscripts and query letters
  • Monitor and coordinate with Production the publishing schedule
  • Return rejected manuscripts
  • Monitor the manufacturing schedule
  • Researches and identifies pop culture trends and popular social media or web presences for potential translation to book platform
Qualifications for editorial
  • Must be currently enrolled in college
  • Interest in the online editorial field
  • The ideal candidate will have a combination of traditional publishing experience with experience at a self-publishing or fan-fiction platform
  • Solid editorial skills a must
  • Affinity for commercial fiction and nonfiction
  • Interest in multimedia and popular culture for children and tweens
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Editorial Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an editorial. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for editorial
  • This position will implement an editorial publishing strategy and expand DDN’s value proposition to users, attracting visitors to a portfolio of owned and operated websites and mobile apps
  • Transmitting sports data to AP customers using Reporters Workbench and other AP tools
  • Coordinating data acquisition efforts when a team leader is unavailable
  • Creating game and tournament events in the prep scores database
  • Advancing tournament brackets before and after a tournament game
  • Answering incoming phone calls reporting game results of high school and college games
  • Make outgoing calls to schools, coaches, member newspapers, and other organizations to collect missing scores
  • Searching Internet sites for scores and schedule related information
  • Input collected schedule information into Data Center sports databases
  • Updating Data Center sports databases with school and coach contact information
Qualifications for editorial
  • Knowledge of editorial or rights procedures and processes an asset
  • Adaptability/flexibility, creativity and ambition
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage time
  • Experience with database/file management software, preferred
  • Publishing experience and knowledge of peer review process is a plus
  • Skilled at negotiation and persuasion

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