JOB: Managing Editor (NY)

Under the guidance of and reporting to the Director of Publications and Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor will be responsible for executing a suite of high-impact publications, including a magazine, annual report, viewbook and newsletter, produced for internal and external audiences of a prestigious biomedical research institute and graduate school.

The Managing Editor will work closely with in-house science writers, the production manager, the digital communications group and media relations group, and will oversee creative freelance professionals, including writers, illustrators, photographers, designers, etc. Will be responsible for shaping and tracking copy through the editorial process, managing lineups for publications, setting and enforcing deadlines, trafficking copy and artwork in conjunction with the production manager, and copy editing and proofreading.

In addition, the Managing Editor will write copy, including articles, display copy, profiles and promotional copy, and will be expected to perform additional duties as assigned to support the needs of a busy, interactive communications group.


The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university’s 76 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.

Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the country’s first institution devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its mission to include graduate education and began training new generations of scientists to become research leaders around the world. In 1965, it was renamed The Rockefeller University.

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