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Editorial Manager
SUBMITTED DATE: 4/22/2019

Job Title:              Editorial Manager

Department:        Communications

Reports To:         Associate Director of Communications

Classification:     Full-time, Exempt              

 

               

Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Editorial Manager is responsible for the content creation and editing of all marketing and communication efforts for the Houston Grand Opera. The Editorial Manager will handle the management and development of four annual issues of Opera CUES, Houston Grand Opera’s self-published magazine/program book from concept, content creation, and completion. Additionally, the Editorial Manager oversees and contributes to writing, editing and production of the Company’s other publications including but not limited to 4 to 6 additional program books, 4 donor newsletters (Opera UNLEASHED) as well as digital copy, marketing and fundraising collateral, and press materials. The Editorial Manager is responsible for content creation and proofing for all marketing efforts including, direct mail, email marketing, website copy, etc.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Plans and creates editorial content with direct input from all departments.
    • Writes articles and contributes copy, proof reads all submissions, and assists with the overall messaging in publications.
    • Commissions writers, research reprints and negotiates fees
    • Assigns internal (staff) writers to projects
    • Project manages and contributes to the overall completion of all publications and content.
  • Working with communications team and external publishers, oversees the design, production, printing, delivery and distribution of publications, including routing of internal approvals and supervision of press-checks.
  • Adapts copy for different platforms including web, social, advertorial, etc.
  • Researches, writes and edits company materials as needed, and provides editorial support for consumer bound communications including social media, web content, advertising copy, etc.
  • Establishes, communicates and enforces deadlines for all assignments and content submission.
  • Participates in rotating inter-departmental Communications meetings (Artistic/Production, HGOco, Development Team, and Marketing) and disseminates information from these meetings to all participants.
  • Oversees advertising sales, ad delivery and ad revenue collection for Opera CUES.
  • Manages licensing for photography and artwork as needed for any publications of the company.
  • Maintains and communicates HGO’s stylistic and creative requirements.
  • Provides abbreviated programs for final dress rehearsals.
  • Budget management for published projects, including CUES, newsletters and program books.

 

Essential Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years editorial/publications experience required, excellent writing, editorial, organizational and communications skills. Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style required. Understanding of media and copyright law required; knowledge of classical music and opera will be strongly considered.


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