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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Managing Editor

Reports to: Director of University Marketing

UW Job Code: 3776

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-3031

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manages, coordinates, and supervises production of a University publication(s); edits and/or prepares materials for University proposals or publications.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Sentence and grammar construction.
  • Planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Printing procedures and requirements.
  • Concept and story development in support of institutional goals.
  • Story outlining, review, and rewriting processes, procedures, and methods.
  • Headline, deck, and caption writing.
  • Database development, management, and manipulation.
  • Page layout review and proofing methods.
  • Editing according to AP style standards.
  • Project coordination and management.
  • Publishing and marketing of literary magazines.
  • Production of print promotional materials.
  • Cost analysis techniques.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Acceptable standards, structures, and formats for a variety of publications and manuscripts.
  • Publishing procedures and requirements, including desktop publishing.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Write in appropriate voice and reach designated audience.
  • Write technically and edit effectively at an advanced level.
  • Perform editorial research.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Use personal computers and related software applications.
  • Examine and reengineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
  • Provide professional direction, guidance and counsel to publications editors.
  • Negotiate publishing contracts, rights and permissions.
  • Direct and coordinate publications and printing press operations.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Make administrative and procedural decisions.
  • Develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Prepare and manage budgets.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Works with designated supervisor, assigned area for publication, and an Advisory Board, to develop general editorial concept for the publication and develops concepts and story ideas for each issue in support of University goals.

Work with writers to assign and outline stories for issues; maintains contact with writers to ensure top quality writing.

Develops professional contacts with potential contributors to the publication.

Functions as primary story editor for the publication, and edits or rewrites or directs rewrites from writers; selects letters to editor for inclusion in publication.

Researches and writes department and feature articles for each issue; writes headlines, decks and captions for articles and departments.

Develops and maintains mailing database for circulation.

Reviews and proofreads page layouts with authority for changes as deemed appropriate in consultation with designated supervisor.

Develop budget and revenue sources and monitor expenditures; assess advertising for appropriateness and compliance to U.S. Postal Service regulations.

Coordinates with assigned staff to contract for commercial separation, printing and distribution of the publication.

Supplemental Functions:

May prepare cost estimates.

Responsible for all deadlines with assigned publication and news service production.

Writes periodic stories in support of academic colleges, as directed.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment; regular exposure to video terminal displays.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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