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Writing / Editing
Managing Editor
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Babcox Media | Akron, OH
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Job Description

Babcox Media Inc, an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a full time Managing Editor for its print and digital properties. This position is responsible for, but not limited to: working closely with the editorial team to manage the flow of the editorial process in order to meet production standards and deadlines; managing content contributors to ensure timely delivery of high-quality information; managing all digital features of their respective publication; supervision of copy editing and proofreading functions to ensure that their respective publication is factually and grammatically correct; building expertise and clear understanding of both the publication and the industry.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or similar;
  • Three to 5 years of professional editorial and/or content experience, including article writing (print and digital), news reporting, copyediting, design and layout and SEO;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style;
  • Positive track record as a strong team member with the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism;
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong interviewing skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Current experience in and knowledge of cross-channel content delivery across digital, print, video and social media with strong experience in WordPress and content management systems;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
  • Knowledge and experience in content optimization based on digital analytics across online and social media channels;
  • Understanding of email delivery guidelines, web layout and usability, as well as SEO/SEM best practices and strategies;
  • Must be computer proficient: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac;
  • Experience in video production a plus;
  • Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefits packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at (see below). No phone calls please.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Babcox Media

Quality has always been a hallmark of Babcox Publications. For more than 80 years, our commitment to bringing our readers and advertisers the highest level of quality publications has never wavered and continues to expand each year. Babcox not only delivers nationally recognized, award-winning business-to-business magazines that cover virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket, but we also provide real-world solutions for even the most complex marketing communication issues. Home to the industry's most distinguished and respected magazines, Babcox is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each magazine is staffed by experienced, award-winning editors, writers and graphic designers , an extraordinary ensemble of talent unmatched by any other automotive aftermarket publishing company. Every issue of our magazines features targeted, compelling articles, perceptive commentary and insightful analysis that reflect our intimate knowledge of the industry , the kind of focused information our readers expect and use every day. Babcox magazines feature the industry's highest level of circulation quality. Our BPA-audited titles are targeted to the key decision-makers within their specific business segment, and are subject to strict annual audits to verify that they hit the mark.