We want your skills on our team.

Managing Editor

We are seeking a Managing Editor to lead a team in researching, concepting, writing, and editing for magazine, catalog, digital and/or web-based content as directed by the Project Director. The ideal candidate is an expert in English grammar. They are diligent and pay attention to the details to keep team members on track and have a commitment to creating quality and engaging content.

Please submit writing samples along with your resume.

About us

Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. This is a fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with experienced professionals. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, full-benefits, competitive salary, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement. 


  • Generates and manages editorial briefs, editorial outlines, bookmaps, tracking documents, management oversight vehicles and scheduling tools

  • Assigns stories and guides writers to produce original, engaging text according to the project’s style guide, tone, voice and editorial goals

  • Coordinates and participates in brainstorm, progress, assignment and project/team-member oversight meetings

  • Maintains orderly oversight of others and timely delivery of department’s work

  • Works with the Test Kitchen for recipe development and attend food panels, as directed by the Project Director

  • Collaborate with the art department to create editorially and artistically cohesive works that meet established strategy goals

  • Writes excellent text and interviews industry professionals and celebrities

  • Drives to locations for research, interviews, photoshoots or other project needs

  • Research, select and purchase products being considered for editorial features

  • Follows production schedules and meet deadlines

  • Flow text and write into digital files, as needed

  • Copy edits/proofreads all content using digital and hardcopy methods

  • Use and maintain physical and digital story folders

  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding of and respect for media law

  • Exhibit strong attention to detail, with an understanding and goal of achieving high-level, refined work

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism or related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ editorial experience in magazine publishing

  • Minimum 2 years’ proven team leadership experience

  • Expert understanding of English grammar

  • Able to maintain a consistent writing style and proofread articles for grammatical errors, voice/tone and substance in adherence with the Editorial Outline, project style guide and standard style guides (AP and Chicago)

  • Experience researching and sourcing editorial content; skilled at using reference resources

  • Solid understanding of trends, timely, relevant stories and viral content

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time-management skills; able to meet deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a demanding, fast-paced work environment

  • Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards

  • Knowledge of cuisine, crafting, health and fitness related topics

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Position/Type: Full-Time/professional

Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision

Compensation: Competitive, based on experience