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Managing Editor

Canadian Geographic Enterprises
Ottawa, ON
Temporarily remote
$60,000–$70,000 a year


Ottawa, ON

Full job description

Canadian Geographic is looking for experienced managing editor to join its dynamic editorial team. The managing editor will work closely with the editor-in-chief to deliver on Canadian Geographic’s pillars of excellence in storytelling, photography and cartography, principally in print, but also on digital platforms. The managing editor is a consummate professional who can set production and journalistic standards to maintain and strategically grow the brand.


  • overseeing day-to-day production of the magazine’s editorial content
  • setting production deadlines and ensuring they are met
  • tracking and updating issue lineups, content schedules, etc.
  • soliciting and coordinating invoices for editorial content
  • working with editor-in-chief to track editorial budgets
  • helping generate story ideas, contributing to substantive edits and creating editorial content as required
  • helping to foster a supportive, collaborative, respect-driven culture


  • undergraduate degree in journalism or related field
  • a minimum of 5 years of experience working for a consumer publication or custom publisher
  • knowledge and demonstrated interest in geography and travel
  • excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and edit skills
  • knowledge of CP Style and Adobe Creative Suite
  • strong planning and editorial execution skills
  • experience producing high-quality work with expedited timelines
  • a network of freelance contributors is an asset
  • proficiency in French is an asset

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter introducing yourself. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email. Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those candidates selected for interviews, but we thank all candidates for their interest in this position.

Application deadline: 2020-08-17

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $60,000.00-$70,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to COVID-19, most of our staff is currently working remotely from home.


  • Writing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Editing: 5 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19