Emerald Expositions

Editor in Chief

Emerald Expositions is seeking an Editor in Chief for Contract magazine, and its companion events. Contract is a 58-year-old leading magazine for the commercial architecture and interior design market. In partnership with the Publisher, you will act as the visionary for the brand and in-part the industry at large. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as the face and voice of the brand through the pages of the magazine, live events, and key industry relationships
  • Seek and uncover the pulse of the market, most notably through interior design projects, product introductions and rising talent
  • Lead the brands culture and direction with thought leadership and design prowess
  • Day to day writing and editing responsibilities customary to professional publishing
  • Ability to oversee production process, including commissioning and editing of articles by both staff and freelance writers and working with the art director to solidify layouts
  • Direct and evolve all aspects of content for print, online and various flagship events
  • Maintain operation and needs of editorial department under budgetary parameters
  • Manage and mentor editorial team
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with design industry including manufacturers
  • Liaise with Publisher to create sponsored products that best serve the interests of the reader
  • Collaborate with peers of sister publications and trade shows to develop programing and cross-brand partnerships

As a qualified candidate you will have:

  • 10 years’ of experience in journalism. 3 years’ of experience in architecture or design a plus.
  • Bachelors Degree (minimum), preferably in Journalism or Communications.
  • Strong writing and editing skills required
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Innate ability to network and maintain industry relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills. Great comfort level with public speaking.
  • Must possess ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment with ease.
  • Must be collaborative, organized, diplomatic and creative.
  • Ability to travel as needed.