Occ. Code 2230900




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard


          Incumbents of this position are responsible for the publication of a major commercial-type magazine.  The New York State Conservationist is a bi-monthly magazine published by the Department of Environmental Conservation and sold on a subscription basis.  It makes wide use of color, photographs and art work, and contains scientific as well as general articles written for the specialist, as well at the layman.


          MANAGING EDITOR, NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATIONIST under general direction from the Director Communications and  Education is responsible for the planning, preparation, publication and business management of the Department magazine:  assigns editorial and art work to staff members; obtains the service of outside writers for special articles; plans the editorial content and maintains the editorial policy and style, including the physical layout of the magazine; develops working contacts with editors of other conservation publications to secure photographs, materials, and advisory assistance or cooperation; reviews and edits all magazine content; sets up publication schedules and deadlines and assigns work loads accordingly; consults with the Director Communications and Education or the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation on matters of policy and general content of the magazine; devises various circulation promotion projects for the magazine; plans subscription renewal drives.




          A Bachelors Degree and five years of writing experience, three years of which must have been as a managing editor of a publication primarily concerned with conservation or related natural resources; or A Bachelors Degree including or supplemented by 12 semester credit hours in natural, physical, applied or environmental science or engineering and five years of writing experience, three years of which must have been in a managing editorial capacity.



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.