Managing Editor - MN Conservation Volunteer

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Managing Editor - MN Conservation Volunteer
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Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
St. Paul, MN, USA
April 12, 2012


Job Description:

This position manages multiple editorial responsibilities for Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, bimonthly magazine of the Department of Natural Resources. MCV delivers news, information, and ideas on Minnesota?s woods, waters, and wildlife to more than 125,000 households, as well as every public school and library in the state. The magazine is supported by donations from its readers. 

The managing editor coordinates the print production and online production to ensure on-time publication of a professional, high-quality magazine and Web site. This person writes, edits, and proofreads stories, and evaluates and implements editorial improvements. This position reviews and prepares a variety of contracts. The managing editor oversees editorial planning and manages relationships with writers (responds to queries, reviews story proposals, assigns and edits stories). The managing editor?s role also applies to production of specialty publications. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years experience reporting, editing, writing for magazines or similar periodical, and managing production departments. 

Working knowledge of environmental journalism, desktop publishing, Web editing, and printing procedures. 

Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, practices, and techniques as related to the planning, composing, and editing of various publications 

Excellent verbal communications skills to clearly articulate agency?s policies and activities to stakeholders, media, and local units of government in the region. 

Ability to master emerging technologies in areas related to publications, social media, and the Internet. 

Ability to prioritize, delegate, and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. 

Teamwork, team building, and leadership skills. 

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. 
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the state?s natural resources and the disciplines, programs, projects, and responsibilities of the Department of Natural Resources 

Public speaking experience sufficient to disseminate information to stakeholders, print and electronic media, and public at community events.