Editor-in-Chief

City: Oklahoma City, OK
Company: Slice Magazine
Job Description: Slice Magazine – the definitive city and lifestyle magazine serving the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area – has an immediate opening for the position of Editor-in-Chief. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership and innovation in crafting editorial strategy for an engaged audience across multiple platforms, and set the tone, editorial direction and policies for the magazine to continually drive the brand forward and ensure a dominant relevance in the market.
Job responsibilities: • Conceive story ideas for current and future issues; • Plan issue lineups and annual editorial calendar; • Develop engaging content across all platforms; • Identify and engage outstanding freelance contributors; • Story assignment to staffers and freelance writers; • Enforce best-practice processes related to a cohesive publication; • Collaborate with art department on layout and execution of all edit; • Set and meet goals for audience growth and engagement in all platforms; • Represent the magazine brand in the community; • Oversight and management of the editorial department’s financial operations; • Employee/freelancer management to ensure maximum productivity, job satisfaction and creativity to facilitate excellent editorial content.
Skills and qualifications: This position requires excellent organization, time-management and communication skills. Business acumen, financial literacy and team leadership abilities are essential. Creative ideas and execution of fresh publication style are critical.
Required experience: Five years publishing experience, with at least two years managerial, required, and minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
Slice Magazine offers competitive compensation packages with bonus potential for outstanding performance; medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and generous vacation/holiday hours.
Contact: Email cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Meares, Publisher, at elizabeth.meares@sliceok.com.