Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
Highly skilled Managing Editor with nine years of progressive experience managing print and online publications. Repeated success in developing and improving production processes for daily, weekly, and monthly publications. Energetic self-starter able to navigate seamlessly between numerous departments, publications and priorities. HIGHLIGHTS Process improvement Attention to detail Work flow planning Freelance recruitment and Budget maintenance management Priority management Contract processing
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
01/2014 to Current
Editorial Project Manager Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Center City, MN,
  • Manage hundreds of in-house and freelance assignments per month, ensuring timely and profitable delivery of quality resumes and cover letters to customers.
  • Oversee in-house staff and freelancers, with daily resource planning for writers.
  • Administer strict deadlines/timelines without compromising quality, and delivering orders within a 24-48 hour turnaround time.
  • Report on work orders and results daily, weekly, monthly.
  • Operate within and train new writers to use proprietary software.
  • Provide editorial direction and feedback to writers to improve work quality.
  • Oversee editorial processes, adjusting to ensure efficiency and clear lines of communication between staff, writers, and customers.
  • Develop and execute launch plan for writing services in the UK.
01/2013 to 11/2013
Managing Editor Aegon San Francisco, CA,
  • Developed and enforced production schedules for editorial content and layout design for site launch.
  • Commissioned and managed stable of freelance writers, researchers and copy editors.
  • Hired and supervised art department, including designers and photo editors.
  • Set weekly and monthly priorities for editorial and art teams, coordinated workflows into a cohesive end product.
  • Coded and built editorial and art content in XML and JavaScript for online publication.
  • Pitched and reviewed article and homepage content in weekly and monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintained schedule of freelance invoicing, working with accounts payable to ensure timely payment.
01/2012 to 12/2012
Managing Editor Aegon Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Oversaw scheduling, assignments and copy flow for DailyWorth, MoreWorth, and CreateWorth for an email list of over 300,000 subscribers.
  • Regularly contributed editorial content for email distribution.
  • Contributed to 50% subscriber increase over six months.
  • Managed several reader contributor series annually, each requiring: Setting series production schedule; reviewing several hundred applications; selecting and coordinating with finalists and expert consultants; setting and maintaining reader deadlines; designing, populating and updating series landing pages.
  • Copy edited all editorial and advertising emails for publication.
  • Built daily emails and posts for publication using SailThru and CMS.
01/2011 to 12/2011
Managing Editor Aegon Denver, CO,
  • Managed monthly closing of Budget Travel and
  • Coordinated print and online production schedules to ensure an even and reasonable editorial work flow.
  • Created monthly schedule for building print articles in CMS for online publication.
  • Implemented new editorial calendar to ensure better copy flow and more fluid closes.
  • Hired and managed new copy and research departments.
  • Oversaw budgets for BT edit, art and online.
  • Processed all invoices and contracts.
  • Reconciled issue costs with EIC and CFO on a monthly basis.
03/2009 to 01/2011
Assistant Managing Editor Cox Auto Inc Huntsville, AL,
  • Created and maintained monthly closing schedule with managing editor.
  • Led semiweekly editorial meetings ensuring timely delivery of art and editorial content.
  • Set daily priorities and goals for editorial and art staff.
  • Liaised between art, photo, copy, research, fashion, beauty, features and production departments.
  • Managed art production including: Enforced photo shoot deadlines, tracked incoming film and retouching; elicited timely photo requests from editors; assigned and monitored layout production; conducted weekly art meetings; tracked art submission to color correction; placed color corrected art received from pre-press.
  • Implemented cover schedule setting due dates for image selection, cover lines, testing, retouching and shipment.
02/2008 to 12/2008
Assistant Managing Editor Cox Auto Inc Lafayette, LA,
  • Managed production schedule routed layouts between departments, maintained lineups, maps and ad placement.
  • Approved final versions of each page for printer before issue went to press.
  • Designed and implemented tracking process for layouts through production.
  • Reviewed all layouts, requested corrections from international publishers, verified changes applied accurately and in keeping with the WWE brand and magazine standards.
09/2005 to 02/2008
Editorial Production Assistant Martha Stewart Living City, STATE,
  • Liaised with editorial department to ensure design and copy correlate with production schedule.
  • Devised and implemented new production calendar for Art, Editorial and Production departments.
  • Managed travel arrangements and budgets for photo shoots with crews of more than a dozen people.
  • Implemented cover selection system used by Ms.
  • Stewart and her executive team to select magazine covers.
  • Designed template and database for photo shoot call sheets, creating a standardized document for crews and reference tool for entire magazine.
Expected in 1 2005
Professional Certificate: Publishing:
University of Denver - Denver, CO
Expected in 1 2003
Bachelor of Arts: English
University of California - Santa Claireara, CA
Professional Affiliations
accounts payable, photo, ad, advertising, Art, budgets, Budget, homepage, closing, CMS, color, com, content, contracts, database, delivery, designing, direction, editorial, edit, editor, email, fashion, features, film, freelance, image, invoicing, JavaScript, layout, layout design, letters, managing, meetings, page, pre-press, press, printer, processes, publication, quality, research, scheduling, travel arrangements, articles, XML

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