Job Opportunities

Managing Editor

Tucker Publishing has an exciting opportunity for the position of Managing Editor to administer the day-to-day operations of our publications, Evansville Living and Evansville Business, as well as our digital content platforms. If you are an experienced journalist and storyteller who enjoys a fast-paced environment, a city-centric environment, juggling a variety of tasks, leading an energetic editorial team and collaborating with the entire production team, you might be the person to join our 21-year-old company!

Responsibilities for Managing Editor:

• Work with the editor, staff writers, and creative team to plan all stories and content for each bi-monthly magazine and our digital platforms.

• Develop and maintain the story budget (story line-up, not financial budget) of each issue.

• Lead content planning meetings with input from the Publisher/Editor and Creative Director.

• Oversee current staff of two Staff Writers and their daily activities.

• Oversee the execution of all stories for all magazines and platforms, working with staff writers and freelance content providers.

• Write stories for all magazines and platforms as needed.

• Intake all stories from writers and freelancers providing thoughtful guidance. Edit stories for accuracy, style adherence, and tone; oversee factchecking process.

• Plan ahead to execute large stories for future issues.

• Receive pitches from writers, organizations, readers, and community members.

• Maintain and organize active story idea file.

• Collaborate with Creative Director and Photographers on photographs and images for stories in the publications and digital platforms, including a twice-weekly digital newsletter.

• Lead weekly production meetings with Creative Director.

• Work hand-in-hand with production team during publication deadlines, managing the online proofing process.

• Work with Publisher/Editor and Creative Director on custom projects for individuals, organizations, and businesses.

• Work with President and the Publisher/Editor on overarching themes for the publications and platforms.

• Develop relationships with constituents who look to TPG publications to inform the greater Evansville, Indiana, market.

• Meet deadlines for individual stories, sections, and magazine production.  

Qualifications for Managing Editor:

• Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent from four-year college. Degree preference in journalism or communications/public relations with journalism/newsroom experience.

• Minimum five years’ work experience preferably in a newsroom, at a magazine, or in a demanding corporate communications field.

• Strong editorial judgment.

• A passion for city magazines and magazines in general.

• Ability to find and develop story ideas.

• An instinct for problem solving and working with very busy teams.

• Must be able to handle a number of projects simultaneously and have attention to minor details.

• Must work well in a deadline-driven environment.

• Very strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Google platforms.

• Photography skills a plus.

• Working knowledge of graphic design software platforms (InDesign) a plus.
 

This is a unique opportunity to join our energetic staff in our Downtown Evansville riverfront offices working with a fantastic team on city magazines that are well respected and enjoyed in the community. This is not a remote position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits and perks are numerous.

Qualified candidates should send resume and separate cover letter to: Kristen Tucker, Publisher & Editor, Tucker Publishing Group. Resumes are accepted via e-mail at ktucker@evansvilleliving.com or apply below. 

 

If you think you’d be a good fit for one of our open positions, please read the application instructions above or send the form below:

Only .doc or .pdf files under 500k accepted.