Some of you know that I’m currently working on my MA. Right now, I’m taking a class on publication management — it covers stuff like setting up budgets, managing people, and a wide variety of other topics.
Our current assignment is to interview a person who works as a publications manager (a very loosely defined term) and I thought this might be a valuable discussion for this blog, considering that many freelancers move into management positions, from editing to starting their own publications from scratch.
I have two questions that I specifically want to hear your thoughts on in the comments:
- What’s your philosophy on managing people, whether you’re managing a client or a staff?
- What is the most important characteristic of a publications manager?