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Managing Editor

Role: Managing Editor
Brand: Patagonia
Location: Ventura, CA
Summary: You are responsible for developing stories for several of the company’s print publications and coordinating efforts to bring those stories to life digitally. You are tasked with discovering and championing what’s new while remaining a gatekeeper of the high standards of prose—and singular voice—of Patagonia.


  • Ensures that copy is clear, accurate, smart, and reflects Patagonia’s brand.
  • Develops individual and seasonal editorial themes.
  • Collaborates with all teams to develop strategies, concepts and stories for individual product lines.
  • Optimizes story development process and workbook review for various product lines.
  • Commissions work from freelance writers.
  • Coordinates contract editing and proofreading teams on a project basis.
  • Supports foreign-language translations.
  • Trains new category editors in catalog process, responsibilities and deliverables.