11 November 2010

Managing Editor Needed for Design Within Reach (CT)

Post date: 11 November 2010
Design Within Reach is the one-stop resource for the best in modern design. Founded in 1999, with the belief that great design should be accessible to everyone, DWR’s business has grown to include retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and a successful e-commerce website. Our retail Studios are local community centers for design: Customers will never see a “do not touch” sign and they’re invited to linger, bring their dog or kids and join us for design events. DWR employees – both in the field and at headquarters – are knowledgeable and passionate about modern design.

We are looking for a full-time Managing Editor to join us in our Stamford, Connecticut headquarters.


Manage the editorial production process for DWR’s monthly catalogs and mailers. Specific responsibilities include:
• Proofread the book in its entirety on Proof 1, Proof 2 and Confirming Proof.
• Edit copy for grammar, style and content.
• Compile proof corrections from various departments into a master proof.
• Check in corrections made by the production artist, ensuring accuracy of proper names, registered marks, page numbers and page references.
• Enforce consistent use of DWR style.
• Update the copy archive to reflect all edits made during the proofing process, and maintain history of all copy revisions to each book throughout its production cycle.
• Work with the merchandising team to ensure timely receipt of product information.
• Manage critical dates for new product launches.

Other responsibilities include:

--Ensuring that copy for new products and any changes to existing products are provided to our web team on a timely basis.
--Managing the production schedule for launching new products online.
--Managing the delivery of social media content to the appropriate channels (our blog, facebook page, yelp, etc.)
--Managing the schedule for Studio Event emails, ensuring accuracy of information and writing and/or editing weekly email copy.
--Editing existing online content for accuracy and DWR voice.
--Depending on experience, this position could also include writing product descriptions and promotional materials as needed.


• Experience managing editorial production for a catalog or magazine, preferably in a furniture or design related industry.
• Excellent editing, writing and proofreading skills.
• Passion for design history and current design issues.
• Extremely high quality standards for all projects.
• An ability to prioritize time among multiple concurrent projects.
• An ability to handle tight deadlines that often change last minute.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, must be willing to work within a team and with team members.
• Knowledge of MS Office products and gmail.
• Experience with Quark and/or InDesign.
• Experience with content management tools a plus.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumes, portfolio and salary requirements to mdepippo@operationsinc.com

Location: Stamford, CT

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