After many years of service, Wylie Growl’s editor, Candy Reagan, has submitted her resignation. Wylie Growl was Candy’s vision, and we are truly thankful for the magazine she helped create. We wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being the editor of a quarterly magazine, this is your time to shine! The job description is below, and the ideal candidate can write a good story, is highly organized, has an overall positive attitude, is passionate for Wylie, and has about 80 hours to devote to creating each issue. Any interested candidates are encouraged to forward a resume along with a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17.
Wylie Growl Editor
Wylie Growl is a quarterly, slick magazine that shares stories and success of the students, faculty, and families in Wylie ISD. The Editor position is a contract position, and reports to the Publisher.
· Editorial Content
o Schedule regular meetings and lead discussion of the Growl Planning Team
o With the input of the planning team, generate story ideas and plan editorial content for each issue.
o Maintain a year-long calendar of planned editorial stories and features and keep track of potential story ideas for the future.
o Plan appropriate photography for each story. Work with the school district, parents, and other contributors to acquire photography for each issue.
· Editorial Production
o Work closely with all campuses in the district to establish a communication plan to learn about the stories beyond the standard social media posts.
o Receive and compile all editorial materials for each issue of the magazine. Edit stories for grammar, style, and length. Write headlines, sub-heads, and openings for stories as necessary. Fact check articles. Write cut lines for images.
o Create a master issue document for the designer to use when laying out the issue. Decide the order of stories, detail which images go with which story, and compile all the information in an easy-to-understand format.
o Upload all necessary editorial components (stories, photography, etc.) to SharePoint for designer to access. Have each issue complete and to the designer by deadline.
o Communicate regularly with art director on status of editorial content around each issue’s deadline.
o Work with art director to determine a photograph suitable for the cover of each issue. Create cover teasers that relate to the content of the issue. Attend photo shoots, as necessary, to convey to the photographer your vision for the cover.
o Carefully review the PDF of the full magazine issue ensuring that all editorial details in the magazine are accurate (consistent style, correct spelling and grammar, page jumps reference the right page, table of contents reference the right page, photos are placed appropriately in the story, etc.)
o Work with the designer to make any needed changes to the proof and after receiving feedback from the advertising team, sign off on the final proof to send to the printer.
· Website & Social Media
o Meet with digital media specialist to plan how each issue’s stories should be presented online and through social media.
o Edit social media messages for style, grammar, relevance, etc. before they are posted.
o Work with advertising sales representatives to write and/or edit advertorial content as needed
o Communicate regularly with sales representatives about editorial content plans and any needed writing/editing for advertising purposes.