Managing Editor, Garden & Gun

August 23, 2023
Charleston, SC

Garden & Gun is seeking a managing editor to join our small but dedicated team to oversee and coordinate the magazine’s print and digital production. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, energetic air traffic controller well-versed in the world of magazine-making and adept at multitasking, keeping cool under pressure, and motivating staffers to do their best work. You thrive in the details—you dream in spreadsheets! Under your watch, G&G will stay on schedule, on budget, and maintain the high quality expected from and enjoyed by the magazine’s loyal print and digital audience.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Working with both the editorial and digital teams to develop, maintain, and update lineups, production and content schedules, and editorial calendars
  • Coordinating and running regular meetings for future issue planning
  • Liaising with the production and sales teams on issue pagination needs
  • Managing the freelance budget, story and staff expenses, and contracts
  • During bimonthly production, monitoring proof progress, brainstorming and implementing solutions to hurdles, reading proofs, and managing final editorial sign-offs
  • Hiring and supervising interns
  • Managing fact-checking and fact-checkers
  • Attending occasional events on behalf of the company
  • Top management of occasional special projects, such as books, etc.
  • As desired or as time allows, writing an occasional print or digital piece
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field, or commensurate experience in a related field
  • Five-plus years of journalism management experience, ideally at a magazine
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite, particularly InDesign, and Asana or similar digital work management system
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure, troubleshoot, and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal and multitasking skills

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to [email protected].

Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC is an equal opportunity employer with regard to all aspects of employment.