Assistant Editor — Print and Digital Content Management; CompositesWorld

Monday, February 24, 2020

Gardner Business Media is seeking one full-time Assistant Editor for its industrial business magazine CompositesWorld and its associated media platforms, including This entry-level position requires an organized, motivated individual with strong editing skills and knowledge of AP style. Writing, editing and project management experience is a must, and mechanical or technical interest/aptitude is a plus.

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offers comprehensive benefits, a friendly, family-oriented work environment and possibility for career growth.

The assistant editor’s primary job is to manage the day-to-day flow of editorial content for use in print and online. This includes setting deadlines, communicating with writers, editing all content, managing document flow, working with the creative department, editing layouts and finalizing layouts.

The Assistant Editor responsibilities include:

  • Researching, compiling, and promoting news and technical articles.
  • Editing press releases and entering content into our proprietary content management system.
  • Managing editorial production deadlines.
  • Collaborating with the editors, sales team and creative department on production of the magazine, annual SourceBook supplier directory, newsletters and associated web properties.
  • Communicating with internal and external contributors regarding story assignments and status.
  • Editing all content for accuracy, clarity, and AP and Gardner style.
  • Working with creative/design department on layouts—including images, article length, etc.
  • Helping manage various social media accounts using Sendible.
  • Performing other editorial duties as needed, including photo and article research, fact checking, proofreading marketing materials, and handling permissions.
  • Attending events on behalf of the magazine (some travel may be required).

Qualifications include:

  • Four-year college degree or university program with at least 1 year of experience in a writing, editing or project management position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of AP Style with superior copy editing, proofreading, writing and grammar skills.
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as Wordpress.
  • Experience with InDesign and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). Social media management software experience is a plus.
  • Video editing and production experience is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, developmental editing and communication skills.
  • Organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.

Gardner Business Media, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a global media company creating magazines and websites that provide deep-dive features and industry news, plus market research and events covering leading-edge manufacturing technologies and advanced materials. We are family-friendly, with flexible work hours and progressive management that values self-driven work and dedication over micro-management. Alert and ready for the changes reshaping media, we are seeking team members who will be ready to take us to the next level in immersive media experiences.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and relevant samples of work and/or portfolio addressed to Kate Hand, Director of Content and Web at