Editor, Magazine Division

Business Publications Corp., Inc.

Des Moines, Iowa

Date Posted July 20, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.bpcdm.com


Business Publications Corporation (BPC) is seeking to fill the position of editor for our dsm magazine division, which includes award-winning brands dsm and ia.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader who can shape a creative editorial vision for the future and implement a demanding multimedia program of work across multiple platforms. 

We are looking for an individual who is experienced at leading teams and collaborating cross-organizationally. This person should be a detail-driven, highly organized self-starter who is adept at managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

Above all, this leader must be deeply committed to the Greater Des Moines community and to Iowa, embrace an inclusive culture, and uphold the quality of the award-winning dsm and ia brands, which have been recognized for excellence. 

REPORTS TO:  Group Publisher, Chris Conetzkey


  • Editorial leadership:  
    • Lead the editorial vision and execution of dsm and ia brands across print, digital and multimedia platforms (with the support of design, production and events teams), including: 
      • Print: Regular issues of dsm magazine, the annual ia magazine, and specialty publications, including Lifting the Veil and Inclusion magazines.
      • Digital: Website and social media content.
      • E-newsletters: The weekly dsmWeekly, bimonthly ia, and bimonthly dsmWealth.
      • Events (virtual and in-person): dsm and ia unveilings, Home Design Awards, Discover Diverse Des Moines, Lifting the Veil, Sages Over 70, LGBTQ Legacy Leader Awards.
  • Content creation and management:
    • Develop print and digital story ideas and make assignments to staff writers and photographers, freelance writers, and contributing photographers.
    • Content and line edit staff and contributor work to ensure quality editorial content. 
    • Write stories for the various platforms.
  • People leadership:
    • Lead editorial team, including hiring, day-to-day management and administration, performance reviews, mentoring and training, 1x1s and department meetings.
    • Work cross-organizationally with BPC colleagues on special projects.
  • Budget: 
    • Manage editorial and freelance budget.
  • Project management:
    • Collaborate with operations leadership to create a program of work and annual production schedules and timelines.
    • Manage magazine timelines and project plans, and ensure delivery of quality products on time and within budget.
  • Company leadership:
    • Support BPC’s strategic priorities and uphold company values.
    • Participate in BPC Extended Leadership Team.
    • Represent the magazine division at other BPC events.
    • Attend company meetings, BPC Leadership Academy and other training or team events.


The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Significant editorial leadership with community journalism publications or brands, including experience collaborating with design and production teams.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related communications field. 
  • 5-plus years of experience leading teams and/or a freelance staff.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for print and digital platforms.
  • Experience in digital media.
  • An ability to multitask at a fast pace and meet overlapping deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage project details efficiently and effectively. 
  • An ability to collaborate, problem-solve and think strategically.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a quickly changing industry.
  • Initiative and an energetic and proactive approach to work.  

Please include a cover letter with your resume when applying. 

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