Managing Editor - Washington, DC

Salem Media Group
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Date Posted: 06/20/2018
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Regnery Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of conservative books, is seeking a Managing Editor who will help guide every aspect of book production with the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assign projects to copy editors


  • Create production schedules


  • Run weekly production meetings


  • Work with printers on deadlines


  • Monitor checklists for editorial styles and quality control


  • Support editors and copy editors as needed


  • Maintain the editorial calendar, production grid, and department book files
  • Assist in the editorial department's hiring process: send copy editing tests with instructions to candidates, then grade tests and interview candidates
  • Train and manage copy editors and interns
  • Serve as the liaison with HR for all editorial staffing and freelance request, including job descriptions, freelance contracts, getting W-9s for freelancers, timesheet sign-offs, conducting performance reviews, etc.
  • Manage relationships with freelancers
  • Create the annual editorial budget for all imprints
  • Process department invoices and work with accounting on advance payments to authors
  • Handle Library of Congress registrations: fill out  application paperwork, send in required physical book copies, answer any questions, file certificates, update spreadsheet of registration records, etc.
  • Send cataloging-in-publication data book copies to Library of Congress
  • Process reprints: work with sales, production, and design to track down files for previously published books, make decisions on and implement any necessary changes/updates for the new edition, sign off on all final print-ready files and printer proofs
  • Guide authors through the production process, get jacket approvals, and assist wherever needed with photo research, fact-checking, working on book jackets, quality control, signing off on printer proofs, creation of Advance Reader Copies, etc.


 The Ideal Candidate will have:

·        An undergraduate degree

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·        Strong interpersonal skills

·        Stamina for long hours

·        Coolness under deadline pressure

·        Superior attention to detail

·        Previous editorial experience

·        Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style


Regnery Publishing offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment. Our wages are competitive.

 We offer training, good work/life balance, and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business. Our offices are conveniently located on Capitol Hill within easy walking distance of Union Station.

Regnery Publishing is a division of Salem Media Group, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.

Salem Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.




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