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Managing Editor, W



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023
W Magazine is seeking a New York-based Managing Editor, who will be responsible for both strategy planning and the day-to-day operational execution of our print and digital publication. This is a temp to perm position.
As managing editor, you will be responsible for oversight of staff, editorial line ups and schedules, and pitch workflows for features, packages, and long-term planning.
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in working on content that contends with culture, fashion, art, and luxury. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6-8 years of experience editing for a national publication, working on both print and digital channels.


  • Responsible for oversight of production and publication of W Magazine, including editorial line ups, long-term planning, pitch workflows, and general management of publishing schedules
  • Update and keep track of all editorial line ups, digital production schedule, and all timelines for print issues.
  • Partner with print, sales, digital, and PR teams on all timelines, production and releases
  • Lead staff production meetings twice a week, including scheduling, meeting agendas, and tracking all changes
  • Manage staff schedules, in regards to all holidays and office schedules; partner with HR on hiring and onboarding new hires
  • Manage budget for all written aspects of W, in addition to handling all negotiations with outside vendors. Manage freelance writer budget and all print and digital related invoices
  • Work alongside senior editors to approve, edit, and manage features and original reporting
  • Proactively create and manage new workflows as needed to enable writers and editors to work efficiently and effectively
  • Oversee production director and a team of 4, including research manager, copy manager, and digital asset manager. Review the final print product, including proofreading for all pages before going to press.


  • 6+ years of print publishing, editorial content creation and distribution.
  • Passion and interest for editorial content and the various categories that W covers, especially in culture, fashion, art, and luxury.
  • Demonstrated ability leading a team of writers and editors
  • Salary Range: $82,000 - $90,000
BDG is one of today’s leading global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture through its authentic and trusted storytelling. Audiences turn to our brands – Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the interests engaging the next generation. Founded in 2013, the Company reaches over 223 million readers and social fans and serves hundreds of the world's largest advertisers. BDG has global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Paris.