Posted January 27, 2021

Associate managing editor – Leff Communications


Chicago, IL


About the company
Since its founding in 2010, Leff has helped businesses and organizations around the world conceive, develop, design, and market content that captures and holds the attention of their target audience. Our clients range from start-ups and large corporations to government agencies, nonprofits, and universities.

(This position is located in our Chicago office. We are working remotely but expect to return to flexible office arrangements as soon as it is deemed safe and our colleagues are comfortable doing so.)

The associate managing editor will be responsible for various writing, editing, and project management tasks, including but not limited to:

*Copy edit and proofread according to industry and client style guides.
*Research and fact check content to ensure accuracy.
*Provide quality control for editing and proofreading of more junior teammates and freelancers.
*Manage production schedules and editorial calendar for internal and client projects, taking ownership of processes and suggesting process improvements.
*Work with the managing editor to staff projects based on capacity, professional development opportunities, timing, and other variables, including working with freelance editors and managing those relationships.
*Manage tools designed to keep track of schedules, status, and staffing.
*Coordinate with other team members to keep project timelines on track.
*Lead management of projects by client as needed, including working with client on deadlines, content, and final files.

To be considered, candidates must have:

*Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an editor or related role.
*Exceptional copy editing skills and extensive knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
*Meaningful experience in a global professional services firm, large agency, multilateral organization, or another similarly demanding and fast-paced environment.
*Strong experience as a writer/editor and deep knowledge of the editorial craft.
*Experience working with graphic designers.
*Experience with project management software and applications.
*Ability to work tactfully with demanding, time-pressed clients.

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