Editorial print and copy manager, Time Out North America

Role: Editorial and copy manager, print, Time Out North America

Location: NYC

Reports to: Deputy Global Editor-in-Chief

Internal: Content North America

 

Role overview:

This role is central to the smooth production and high quality of various print magazines published by Time Out North America across the year, including the biweekly Time Out New York magazine and less frequent publications distributed elsewhere in North America, including Time Out Chicago, Time Out Boston, Time Out Miami and Time Out Montreal. The successful candidate will thrive on building and enforcing editorial workflows as well as getting hands-on with knocking writers’ copy into sparkling shape and making sure our much-loved publications are mistake-free. This role is key to managing the efficiency and quality of the print output in a fast-paced multi-platform environment where time management and accuracy are of prime importance.

 

Responsibilities:

      Working closely with the editors of Time Out city publications, the design team and the production team to build and enforce rigorous editorial production timelines. An intelligent and creative approach to workflows is crucial

      Managing the time spent on print in a media environment where journalists are constantly publishing across different platforms – an understanding of digital workflows and priorities will be needed to make sure that Time Out’s proud print publications continue to shine in the digital age

      Building and enforcing an editorial schedule to ensure that copy flows on time and at sensible intervals across the magazine production period – to avoid pile-ups and bottlenecks in the production process. 

      Working closely with the Head of Design, US, and the Editor, Time Out New York, to make sure that the editorial schedule matches their needs and requirements

      Working with editors, and especially supporting the Editor, Time Out New York, to make sure that the copy in all Time Out publications is of high-quality, sticks to house style and is fact-checked

      Proof-reading all Time Out magazines before publication and suggesting and implementing necessary changes/corrections

      Developing a strong relationship with remote city magazine editors so that you can act as their editorial production ambassador at the Time Out North America HQ in NYC

      Collaborating with the senior content team to evolve the Time Out style guide and to enforce it in collaboration with the North American content team

      This is primarily a hands-on print role, but you will also be expected to offer guidance regarding style and best practice for digital editorial and to assist in setting standards and formats for digital content

Requirements:

 

      Bachelor’s degree

      Advanced English proficiency

      Minimum five years experience working on a print publication, ideally a magazine or newspaper

      Ideally have parallel experience of digital editorial production and workflows

      Experience working with InCopy/K4 and with digital CMS

      Experience working as a key member of editorial teams, including with art teams and print production managers

      Excellent organisational and time-management skills

      Have a strong affinity with and understanding of the Time Out brand, including its key areas of coverage, including food and drink, things to do in the city, culture and entertainment.

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics we all share. To join our team you’ll want to… 

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player

Culture Fit

 At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

 

About Time Out Group

 

Time Out is, and always has been, your best friend in the city. It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital and we have consistently maintained our status as the ‘go to’ source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike. Today, we are bringing our hunger for discovery and our honest voice to 108 cities in 39 countries all over the world, reaching a global monthly audience of 217 million. We are proud to say that we are now the leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most of the city. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping, nightlife and travel, then Time Out is your social companion.

 Everything we do helps people discover, book and share what the world’s cities have to offer. From our powerful content and top-quality curation to the products and selected offers that can be booked directly with us, the solutions for partners to connect with our audience, or the imagination of our Live Events – we are global and no one knows the city like us. Our global reach includes a massive online presence, mobile applications, city magazines, guides and more. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next level, bringing the best of a city together under one roof in Lisbon, and in other cities around the world soon.

 

Time Out Group comprises two business divisions; Time Out Digital and Time Out Market. In 2016, the Group was listed on London's AIM stock exchange, raising investment to position the company for the next stage of its growth and development. It is an exciting time as we are evolving this iconic brand into a digital, transactional business and continue to shape the future of the city experience for both locals and visitors.

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. We are all driven by our passion to deliver the very best of the city experience and by our belief in the power of discovery. Our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness make us successful and a unique team.