Hire Freelance Managing Editors?

There’s more to editing than simple line editing. It’s much more robust than that! There are several different tiers of edit that range that vary in oversight and strategic responsibilities. 

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What is a Managing Editor?

The term “editor” encompasses a number of different roles within a content team. For the written word, your team may need one or more of the following editors: 

  • Mid-level editor
  • Managing editor
  • Copy editor
  • Section editor
  • Junior editor

Ultimately, when it comes to your content, the buck’s gotta stop somewhere. And that’s where your managing editor comes in.

This role is a senior-level editor who oversees and manages your content strategy. They are partially a project manager but also have the final say in approving content for publishing.

They create the content calendar, assign pieces to be written, and oversee the process of getting content created and delivered. They should of course also be skilled writers themselves, since they’ll review every piece of content to make sure it’s aligned with the brand and overall strategy before it’s published.

Why Should I Hire a Freelance Managing Editor?

If your content team consists of multiple writers, you should have a managing editor to oversee them all.

From a quality control standpoint, the ability to be objective about one’s own work is extremely rare. And when you’re writing content for a certain niche, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming your audience understands what you’re saying. 

An editor is the objective pair of eyes that ensures your content’s message is landing correctly. An editor also works with your editorial and style guide to establish and maintain a consistent tone with your content. This is especially helpful if you’re working with a freelance or distributed team of writers.

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Not Everyone Can Manage Themselves

A managing editor crafts and implements the systems and processes that keep your content flowing on a consistent basis. Your team needs someone whose job it is to maintain the 30,000-foot view. 

Hiring a managing editor means that you’re hiring their expertise. Whether it’s interfacing directly with your team to oversee revisions, or making sure your content crosses the finish line, the managing editor ultimately saves you time (and money) by being the filter through which your content is funneled.

Ready to add a managing editor to your team? Let ClearVoice help! With our Talent Network of 4,000+ vetted freelancers in 200+ industries, we can pair you with seasoned professionals who meet your needs and your budget.

Meet Top Managing Editors from Our Network

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Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. When away…

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Ashley Eneriz is a financial writer who has been published on Time, Forbes, Huffington Post, Business

Are you ready to work with a top managing editor?

We know great content, and we know that quality, proven talent is critical to ensuring your message and brand are communicated clearly.

Are you ready to work with a top managing editor?

We know great content, and we know that quality, proven talent is critical to ensuring your message and brand are communicated clearly.

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to being skilled writers and editors themselves, a good managing editor has the ability to work in both the macro and the micro. They need to be able to think big-picture to develop a content strategy but they also need to work directly with the creators to make sure their content is in alignment with that overall vision. They should be organized and have a knack for systems since they’ll be managing a team and keeping the ship running smoothly. And finally, they should be up to date on current trends in content marketing and technology so that they can course-correct a content strategy when it needs recalibrating.
At ClearVoice, we pride ourselves on our Talent Network of 4,000+ vetted freelancers in 200+ industries. Within the ClearVoice Talent Network, freelancers self-identify with their areas of expertise. When you work with us, your ClearVoice Talent Manager will search the Talent Network to pair you with the vetted managing editors within our system that we believe will best suit your needs and your budget.
Once a freelancer has been admitted to the ClearVoice Talent Network, they’ll work with Talent Managers to pair them with the customers best suited for their industry, pay rates, and experience. Freelancers who develop strong relationships with their Talent Managers and customers through their ratings and quality of work can ensure they are hired repeatedly.
The ClearVoice Talent Network has a thorough application process to vet freelancers seeking to work with ClearVoice. After a portfolio has been completed, it is reviewed by the ClearVoice Talent Team before approval is issued, and the freelancer is admitted to the Talent Network. Once freelancers work within the platform, those who regularly update their CV Portfolio will appear higher in search rankings and can be more easily matched with customers looking to hire them.