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Sunday, July 19, 2009

F/T - Research Chief - Every Day With Rachael Ray

Research Chief, Every Day With Rachael Ray
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Job Description

The Research Chief is responsible for the factual accuracy of all magazine content and the day-to-day operation of the research department, including managing one full-time researcher and various freelancers. The Research Chief reports to the Managing Editor.


* Quick, thorough and accurate fact-checking of all magazine content
* Working directly with editors to provide clear and creative solutions for any factual inaccuracies
* Maintaining and updating a list of acceptable sources and guidelines for submitting backup and distributing to editors
* Supervising and delegating to staff and freelance researchers
* Developing a reference library
* Conducting background research as directed by editors

Required Skills

* Bachelor's degree and minimum of 3 years magazine research experience required. Experience with food/recipe and lifestyle/travel content preferred.
* Thorough knowledge of magazine fact-checking procedures and acceptable sources and familiarity with a variety of research techniques, including online databases.
* Proficiency with InCopy/InDesign with K4.
* Excellent reporting skills and pleasant phone manner necessary. Must have ability to use “gracious persistence” when dealing with sources and editors.
* Unwavering attention to detail and accuracy and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks within a deadline-driven environment.

Job Location
New York, NY, US.
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