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Managing Editor, Inside Precision Medicine - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Company: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Location: New Rochelle
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Join the fastest growing media brand in life sciences The leading B2B multichannel media brand in biotech is seeking a Managing Editor to join its dynamic team within the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News franchise. The Managing Editor is accountable for helping to create, develop, manage, and edit content and content strategies for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) and its sister publication, Inside Precision Medicine (IPM) . This individual will play a critical quarterbacking role in helping the EIC manage the commission, editing, scheduling and publication of a variety of print and digital content (including sponsored content). In addition to a monthly print magazine, GEN---s online properties include the website (; multiple e-newsletters; and a variety of sponsored/custom products including supplements, microsites, and e-books. IPM publishes six bimonthly print issues and multiple e-newsletters, supplements and a variety of sponsored content. Working closely with colleagues, the Managing Editor will play a key role in helping to assemble each print issue; the flow of daily online news stories; and the development and programming of digital content that satisfies the growing appetite for ancillary media, including video and information. The Managing Editor will help implement production standards and policies and ensure that published content is factual and grammatically correct. (S)he manages content taxonomies to support product functionality, information organization, and presentation of content on the site. (S)he also helps coordinate the efforts of freelance and other editors, manage quality control, and the article acquisition process with regards to the web. Duties include: Develop exceptional online experiences by writing and editing content that appears on and associated e-newsletters Assist with the development and execution of our online content strategy Ownership and accountability for meeting goals set for website traffic growth, time spent on site, site pageviews, e-newsletter open, and click-through rates Creates online editorial style guidelines and assumes responsibility for grammatical accuracy, clarity, completeness, appropriateness for intended audience Monitor site content to ensure it remains accurate, compliant and reflective of our brand. Revise and decommission content as required Organizes and oversees the digital editorial workflow, quality control, and promotion processes for assigned products, microsites, and other special projects Monitors online goals (i.e. traffic levels, open rates, etc.), evaluates and monitors progress, makes suggestions for metric improvement, and makes adjustments in content and content offering, as needed Acts as liaison between editorial, production, art, & IT and other support department staffs Works with Publisher and Web Producer to create guidelines for content tagging, tag accuracy, management and extension of content taxonomies. Works with editorial staff to ensure proper use of taxonomy Cognizant of audience engagement and advertiser needs and works in partnership with all parties to meet both sets of needs without compromising editorial integrity Helps manage online article acquisition process by regularly corresponding with authors and others interested in contributing articles, clarifying publication policies, address issues of concern, and coordinate schedules as required Develops, maintains, and utilizes knowledge of industry and trends, competitive environment, and editorial vision. Demonstrates thorough evolution of online editorial products as necessary Attends industry conferences, trade shows, and other events, representing the publication and the Company as required. Establishes and maintains positive professional relationships with authors, industry experts, and other internal and external contacts Performs additional duties as assigned Position Requirements: Degree in Journalism, Science, Communications or other relevant field or commensurate experience 3 to 5 years of relevant journalism/writing experience, including some experience in science, especially the life sciences, for online properties 2 to 4 years experience directing/ managing production of news-related web site Understands content management paradigms for the web including: classification, workflow, CSS, HTML, page promotion, templates and page components Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, including the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment Competency in use of editing and proofreading skills to resolve stylistic, grammatical, and form of written material Experience in developing web content and sites that incorporate audio, video and other multi-media formats Excellent written and oral communications skills Self-motivated and able to work independently and with minimal direction Previous experience writing for the life science/biotech market Knowledge of new media platforms such as social networking sites, Twitter OTHER KEY SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES: Team player who works harmoniously with multiple editorial colleagues as well as coworkers in sales, marketing, etc. Multitasker: ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects Demonstrates flexibility; can re-define role as needed and adapt to change. Seeks continuous mastery of new technical and business knowledge and encourages the same in others Builds consensus, facilitates win-win business outcomes, is consistent between what is said and what is done, and gains and builds commitment to new ideas and courses of action Demonstrates ability to identify and solve problems quickly, decisively, and independently We---re Offering: An opportunity to grow with an evolving, dynamic, and successful organization Competitive compensation, including a comprehensive benefits program (medical, FSA, dental, vision, 401k with match, short-term disability, and voluntary coverages such as long-term disability, life insurance, accident, and critical illness) Interested candidates are encouraged to reply with a cover letter and resume.

Keywords: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle , Managing Editor, Inside Precision Medicine - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Healthcare , New Rochelle, New York

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