Special Report How Three Magazines Are Streamlining Their Online Editorial Processes Case studies in doing more with less, featuring The New Yorker, Highlights and Adventure Cyclist.
By and large, magazines have adapted to the digital world. They’ve stabilized their workforce and continue to combat falling subscription rates. Yet, there are two areas where publishers are still adjusting to a new normal.
First, the amount of content that writers, editors and publishers produce is growing exponentially. At the same time, however, the number of staffers used to produce the content has fallen, leading to the cliché that most newsrooms know all too well: “Do more with less.”
But unique solutions have followed this new normal, to ensure that a smaller staff can handle the influx of content. It’s not an easy balancing act, as proven through these three case studies looking at how magazines create efficient workflows and processes to review and approve submitted pieces from freelancers.
With the right tools, though, neither the quality of the work nor the ability to find the best stories must suffer.