Library Journal, the leading trade magazine serving the library industry and profession, seeks a take-charge editor to lead coverage of issues and trends (e.g., shifting formats, downloadable, distribution) in audio, video, gaming, and music as they impact libraries, as well as to cover related trends in the library world.
Media Editor also is responsible for assigning/editing 40-plus reviews for each print issue of the magazine, as well as managing the media section: writing news for audio and video and establishing a rotation for assigning/writing Q&As and spotlights.
Media Editor will likewise develop several annual AV features (writing some, recruiting writers and developing feature focus) and edit media columns, including music and gaming. Editor will develop and sustain relationships with vendors, librarians, and outside experts, in addition to other general duties such as:
• Recruiting and fostering reviewers
• Keeping current with the book trends and library market news, with an eye toward contributing ideas for new and expanding areas of coverage
• Representing LJ at live and virtual events such as webcasts and conferences
• Contributing to the LJ review section’s blog, In the Bookroom, and to LJ’s social media presence