Position type
Staff Position
Managing Editor
Job Summary

The managing editor is responsible to the editor of The Georgia Review for overseeing production of the print and digital versions of the magazine, working closely with the editor to ensure the quality, accuracy, and on-schedule publication of each issue, and contributing to editorial planning for both the print journal and the website. This is a highly responsible position that requires considerable independent judgment. Major responsibilities include: copyediting of all accepted manuscripts; providing back-up textual edits and discussing with the editor; negotiating edits with each author; acquiring, selecting, and preparing artwork for cover and interior portfolio; establishing and maintaining a production schedule; and developing and editing web content. The managing editor may also be involved with the following: evaluating submitted manuscripts; participating in the planning, coordination, and publicity of events; and representing The Georgia Review at local, regional, and national functions.

Duties and Responsibilities


*Edits manuscripts, to include line editing; copy-editing (checking spelling, grammar, hyphenations, quotations, names, facts, trademarks, foreign language, etc.; consulting references for information and for style; maintaining and adhering to a “house” style); negotiating final edits with authors; and research/fact-checking as needed—which may involve assigning appropriate copy-editing and fact-checking work to (and training in such work) qualified graduate assistants and/or interns. Works with editor with respect to the above editing tasks for the bulk of each issue; with the assistant editor for book reviews; the graduate assistant for contributors’ notes; and the marketing and circulation manager for ads.


*Ensures on-schedule publication of each issue by preparing manuscripts for typesetting; proofreading page proofs and checking all corrections; overseeing and coordinating with outside proofreader; sending page proofs to authors and negotiating final corrections; collating authors’ and proofreaders’ corrections onto master set; checking corrected pages and digital bluelines.  Develops and maintains production tracking log and production schedule; works with printers regarding scheduling, etc.  Regularly consults with editor, assistant editors, and web developer/designer to ensure they are meeting their respective production deadlines.


Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the web developer/designer.


*Solicits, selects, and accepts art; writes or assigns art introduction; checks art bluelines; reviews and edits prospective cover designs created by the web developer/designer and approves final cover (all of these tasks in consultation with editor).


Works with editor and other staff members to develop content and updates for the website and oversee design and general quality of site.

Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the office and organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field and two years of experience in editing, journalism, or editorial research OR six years of progressively responsible experience in editing, journalism or editorial research.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies
  • Excellent copy-editing skills, including a thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the print publishing process from text preparation to layout and design
  • Ability to plan and meet publishing deadlines
  • Working knowledge of literary writing and publishing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Preferred Qualifications

• MA or MFA preferred.
• Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
• Supervisory experience preferred.

Job Posted Date
Salary and Benefits

$38,623 - $44,416