Managing Editor N Y State Conservationist

Grade 61

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Summary of Job Description

The Managing Editor, NYS Conservationist, under general direction from the Director Communications and Education, is responsible for the planning, preparation, publication and business management of the "Conservationist" magazine. As Managing Editor, you would supervise magazine staff, assign editorial and artwork to other staff members; obtain the services of outside writers for special articles; organize and lead magazine editorial board meetings; direct creation of contracts and oversee contractual work for printing and fulfillment; plan editorial content and maintain editorial policy and style, including the physical layout of the magazine; develop working contacts with editors of other conservation publications to secure photographs, materials, and advisory assistance or cooperation; review and edit all magazine content; set up publication schedules and deadlines and assign workloads accordingly; consult with the Director Communications and Education or the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation on matters of policy and general content of the magazine; and devise various circulation promotion projects for the magazine.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass an examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of examination, you must have a Bachelorís Degree and five years of writing experience, three years of which must have been as a managing editor of a publication primarily concerned with conservation or related natural resources; OR a Bachelorís Degree including or supplemented by 12 semester credit hours in natural, physical, applied or environmental science or engineering and five years of writing experience, three years of which must have been in a managing editorial capacity.

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