Victory Media Military Spouse Magazine Managing Editor in Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Military Spouse Magazine Managing Editor
Moon Township, PA
Military Spouse Managing Editor (Full Time - Salary Exempt)
Brand Team's Lead Editor
Military Spouse Website Pageviews
Serve as the Military Spouse Editor by providing strategic oversight of all print and online content and serve as the Primary Point of Contact for Military Spouse Magazine
Contact person for the Military Spouse Event of the year program
Duties and Responsibilities (Activities)
Provide strategic oversight of all print and online content and serve as the Primary Point of Contact for Military Spouse Magazine
Monitor and seek topics of interest within the military spouse community and communicate information using print and digital mediums.
Work with Digital Marketing Specialist to ensure writers are writing about topics that are engaging and relevant to the community.
- Review articles in raw edit form, to ensure the voice of the writer/theme is authentic.
Develop and Manage the Print Editorial Calendar
Schedule content to be published in Military Spouse magazine
Identify, coordinate and contract pieces that align with the company-wide content arc and align with the strategic brand goals, relate to current events, and are relevant to the military spouse community and are germane to the time of year.
Plan editorial content so that production and print deadlines are adhered to. Magazine production will work three issues in advance. Work closely with the lead art director on magazine production.
Consider budget items, current events, military spouse hot topics, partner and client branding goals in the construction of content.
Develop story headlines and decks. Writer will provide headline and deck ideas, but Military Spouse Managing Editor must finalize.
Maintain relationships with freelancers and writers, soliciting their story ideas and assigning articles to them each issue.
- Communicate and collaborate with the Neptune Holdings sales team to find clever ways to interweave partner messaging into the content.
Editing and Publishing
Copy edit articles for grammatical and context accuracy during the different stages of production.
Enter content into the Wordpress for Military Spouse partners and guest authors. Also enter all print content into Wordpress.
Edit daily articles in Wordpress prior to Digital Marketing Specialist publishing
Review marketing materials when requested.
Edit other Victory Media publications as needed, including G.I. Jobs and Vetrepreneur magazines.
- Maintain information for all writers, manage the digital and print editorial budgets, etc.
Military Spouse of The Year and Military Spouse Town Hall Events (MSOY) (30%)
Oversight of the MSOY Program aspects of the two-day event.
Manage MSOY Budget and have regular meetings with Military Spouse Event Coordinator 1099 employee to make sure that all items are on track through MSOY
Work with Creative Director to hire photographers and communicate with him/her through the year
Work with Creative Director to set up photoshoots for all Branch Winners
Work with Creative Director to make sure that all signage is completed
Write Town Hall and MSOY scripts and timeline for the day down to the minute
Interview 6 branch winners for their individual writeups in the magazine and program guides
Procur congrats notes for MSOY winners from JCS spouses and past winners
Magazine write-up for overall winner
Arrange travel for all branch winners
Work with Creative Director on all printed event programs
Be present during MSOY Week to manage and assist in execution of the event
Education in journalism, public relations, communications, English or related field
At least 4 years professional experience
Demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with professional partners and target audience
Ability to post and edit articles in WordPress and SEO knowledge
Knowledge of AP Style
Military knowledge preferred
Ability to work out of the Pittsburgh Headquarters; however, working remote will be considered
Please refer to our website on the perks of working for Victory Media!