The New Yorker Looking For A-issue Editor

The New Yorker Looking For A-issue Editor

The New Yorker Has New Opening For A-issue Editor

This role oversees the close of the print magazine, collaborating with partners across the institution to make each issue a vibrant, rewarding experience for readers and a smooth-running operation for staff. The A-issue editor knows what each department needs to do its best work and advocates for those needs effectively. The ideal candidate has a gift for solving problems and imposing order, strong journalistic instincts, and a deep commitment to The New Yorker’s standards of rigor, fairness, and excellence. This role reports to the managing editor.

Oversee issue close

  • Create and enforce the weekly closing schedule, determining closing timelines in conjunction with story teams, senior leadership, and others
  • Insure departments are coordinated and on track to meet printer and publication deadlines
  • Communicate lineup and schedules to internal and external partners as needed
  • Optimize print closing process, in conjunction with managing editor and department heads, conducting post-mortems and refining workflows as needed

Oversee book geometry

  • Select and manage the placement of visual elements, in compliance with style guidelines
  • Optimize story layouts for fit and overall efficiency and pacing
  • Communicate issue map changes to internal and external production partners

Review issue material for integrity and cohesion

  • Read A-issue pieces, flagging questions, echoes, imbalances, etc.
  • Assemble book mockup of every issue and review with senior leadership and special issue editors, adjudicating conflicts and implementing changes where appropriate
  • Monitor and optimize display copy in conjunction with story editors and display editors
  • Review print advertisements for sensitive adjacencies and adherence to industry rules
  • Approve home-page and promotional lineups, in conjunction with web partners

Support the managing editor by acting as proxy and advising on various ongoing matters as needed, including but not limited to:

  • Long-term editorial programming and planning
  • Corrections and updates to published pieces
  • Staffing and performance
  • Editorial operations (systems, structures, policies)
  • Initiatives across platforms, including multimedia projects, consumer products, and branding

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience working in publishing
  • Extensive knowledge of The New Yorker and how it fits into the media landscape
  • Exceptional editorial judgment and attention to detail, and the ability to manage staff and projects under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work some late nights, weekends, and holidays

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