Editorial Director Job Description

Editorial Director Job Description

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Editorial director provides regular feedback and recognition to editorial staffs on content, writing, style, mechanics, and adherence to standards.

Editorial Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Write and oversee day-to-day editorial content promotions for Comedy Central
Reporting to the SVP Brand Creative, help to supervise and review editorial work on all platforms to ensure creative quality control
Collaborate with Creative Directors in leading creative brainstorming sessions
Must possess ability to pitch concepts effectively and clearly across various stages of approval
Ability to think conceptually and to translate those concepts into actionable plans to drive creative strategies forward
Responsible for understanding consumer trends, industry news and developments relevant to specific Comedy brand categories
Responsible for working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse group of individuals
Have the ability to communicate from the company’s brand perspective and voice, curate available content and perspectives to help foster dialogue of social platforms
Assist Group Publisher in strategic planning for Zonderkidz and its supporting staff, including the review of category measurements, backlist review sessions, pipeline planning, revenue and profit goal setting, and outlining strategic partnerships
Strategically recruit and cultivate authors and illustrators with viable content direction, publishing portfolio oversight

Editorial Director Qualifications

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

Education for Editorial Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Editorial Director

Desired skills for editorial director include:

E-publishing and existing and new business models
Grammar
Language mechanics
Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
News operations on multiple platforms
Travel and hospitality trends
EIU editorial guidelines
Editing best practices
Finance
AMA style and experience with AP style

Desired experience for editorial director includes:

Negotiate with authors, illustrators, and/or agents in a manner that is fair and within the financial benchmarks allowed in the approved P&L of each project
Macro-edit contracted manuscripts and work with Acquisition Editors to maintain deadlines and timely handoffs
Provide consistent and effective communication with current and potential authors and their agents regarding the status of their proposals and/or contracted projects
Participate in and occasionally lead the weekly Kidz update meetings, Pub Board meetings, and Creative/Editorial meetings
Manage a travel schedule to attend industry conferences, meet with authors, illustrators, and agents, visit with publishing partners, and represent Zondervan as needed
Present new and revised Zonderkidz products to the sales department and their key vendors to ensure the most effective publishing of assets

Editorial Director Examples

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Editorial Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an editorial director. 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 director
  • Hire and provide ongoing development and supervision of editorial staff to ensure best deployment and retention of employees
  • Develop and manage the expense budget for Zonderkidz book editorial
  • Manage and control royalty advances, plant costs, and PPB in accordance with strategic plan and individual project P&Ls
  • Work with book packagers and other partners
  • Develop content briefs for third party agencies
  • Conduct measurement and analysis on the return on content investment
  • Supports and helps to conceptualize the catalog under the seasonal direction of the Creative Director and the merchandise and PR/Marketing team
  • Meets and communicates regularly with the creative director, and the art director for web and print to review seasonal concepts and suggests original and creative ways to translate trends for the Urban Outfitters seasonal messages
  • Assist the Creative Director in undertaking formal written and verbal reviews for all direct reports on a yearly and monthly basis
  • Travels on shoots to support and assist the production team to achieve the vision and creative concept presented to the Urban Outfitters merchandise and marketing team
Qualifications for editorial director
  • Computer skills and facility to work with digital applications, databases, and hands-on use of varieties of digital reading devices
  • Ability to digest and use financial reports
  • High emotional intelligence to manage various personalities and coach to success
  • Decisive, confident, and organized
  • Takes initiative, willing to take appropriate risks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with love for people
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an editorial director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for editorial director
  • Gathers inspiration and puts together seasonal mood boards that translate the vision and creative concepts of the creative director for each season
  • Conceptualize and direct still-life and flat photography to accompany the photography with all catalogs and PR books
  • Partners and collaborate with the other creative departments to carry through the
  • Urban Outfitters brand vision through additional projects, products, promotions, display, signage
  • Research and gather along with the art director for print new methods to layout and treat photography content in the catalog and PR books
  • Participate in the catalog and PR creative meetings as needed to develop an effective use for photographs within the different departments of Urban Outfitters
  • Analyze usage patterns to strengthen editorial approach and maximize user engagement, work closely with Product leaders to help prioritize new features
  • Consistently provide and execute upon a strategic editorial direction for USAnetwork.com that drives the very best UX, audience engagement and maximization of revenue potential
  • Ensure editorial direction is consistently integrated and applied across USA Now and other mobile and product extensions of the brand, find new ways to leverage emerging media to engage users and support our brand
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of site's larger user behavior, engagement, and monetization goals and provide creative solutions to meet/exceed those goals
Qualifications for editorial director
  • 3 years design experience in publishing (magazines, catalogs, books), prepress and print production
  • Experience working within establishing budgets, large scale distribution and tight deadlines
  • Interest in fashion, culture, graphic design, and art photography necessary
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary photography as it applies to the Urban Outfitters brand
  • An intuitive understanding and vision of the Urban Outfitters brand and customer
  • Working knowledge and understanding of print and prepress production
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of editorial director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for editorial director
  • Plan and maintain editorial content schedules and strategy for all properties, leveraging content on all formats and evolving/broadening content base
  • Collaborate with the Design and Creative teams on overall design including site layout, thumbnail and promo image and creation, key art acquisition and selection
  • Collaborate with Content team to plan and execute content features and initiatives
  • Maximize all available tools to drive to the site, including video, written content, email, SEO, affinity programs, contests, promotion, external relationships and partnerships, and social media presence
  • Manage the site with a detail-oriented approach, applying dedicated and focused attention to building the site’s success on a daily basis, from the strategic level all the way down to each individual thumbnail
  • Build the USAnetwork.com community
  • Partner with research to produce, track and analyze data and insights necess
  • Create a long term vision for Yardbarker editorial efforts focused on growing Yardbarker’s audience and impact in the online sports community
  • Create a strategic plan for Yardbarker original content
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams including Product, Sales/Marketing, and Business Development
Qualifications for editorial director
  • Understanding of web and interactive design
  • Strong knowledge of the workflow within a publishing department
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Bridge, and all graphic design software
  • Extensive knowledge of tumblrs and blogs that help identify the Urban Outfitters customer taste
  • Minimum of 10-years’ experience in Post Production, with understanding of pre-production and broad knowledge and experience of sound post-production processes, workflows and technologies
  • Developed existing relationships with studio executives, post supervisors, picture editors, directors
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of editorial director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for editorial director
  • Build internal systems and processes for consistently producing high level, differentiated content and measuring success
  • Manage Yardbarker full-time editorial team and freelance writers
  • Continually collaborate with key partners such as FOX Sports, Yardbarker publishers and content syndication partners to brainstorm ideas and opportunities
  • Manages calendar for major events (prom season, back-to-school)
  • Runs meetings to review editorial progress and generate new ideas to try
  • Generates custom editorial ideas for advertising department to pitch to potential clients
  • Works with developers to implement new programming initiatives
  • Works with graphic designer on sponsored content and house ads
  • Helps determine editorial and design direction for podcast and oversees launch and promotion
  • Lead, mentor and inspire a world-class writing team, fostering an open culture that celebrates original thinking, innovation and creative risk taking
Qualifications for editorial director
  • Understand of new and emerging digital production, post-production technologies, new media platforms and evolving film release formats and delivery requirements
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Own” the site and consistently and apply strategy in a proactive way to all operational tasks
  • Create weekly production schedule for launching editorial features on USANetwork.com
  • Be 100% on top of quality control on the site
  • Engender effective communication throughout team
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of editorial director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for editorial director
  • Partner and collaborate closely with SVP Brand Creative and brand creative peers to ensure writing resonates, breaks new ground, meets goals and drives desired results team and brand-wide
  • Attract, retain and develop top creative staffers internally build strong external talent relationships with comedic and conceptual writers to leverage by project
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external stakeholders – building strong partnerships and process throughout the creative development and across all of Comedy Central
  • Work effectively and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Translating the creative vision of the brand to digital channels by helping concept storytelling in partnership with the Creative Director and Art Director
  • Work with Marketing, Merchandising, Creative and PR to build and manage an editorial calendar for digital content
  • Leading copywriting freelance resources
  • Generating and executing ideas that bring the Club Monaco brand to life, maintaining high creative standards
  • Writing and overseeing all website content, email and digital advertising
  • Communicating and distilling conceptual ideas to team
Qualifications for editorial director
  • Oversee all e-mail communications out to USA's consumer database, including regular HTML e-mails for Digital team, Brand Marketing team, Strategic Marketing team, and others around events and promotions in support of show launches, in support of noteworthy initiatives and quarterly announcements
  • Manage video process from scheduling to publish of video assets across all USA Network series
  • Create microsites featuring Webisodes, Photo Galleries, and Profiles as needed in support of developing initiatives such as NBC Digital Original series
  • Oversee SEO optimization of sight and write copy and program the site to maximize search-driven performance
  • Partner with technology team to ensure site aligns with all necessary technology considerations
  • Serve as key liaison for other teams, areas, and special projects, including but not limited to sweepstakes, advertiser integrations and sites, network branding initiatives, on-air promotions, press sites, social, special and live events, and digital distribution

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