Magazine article Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management

Editors Share Secrets of Handling Stress

Magazine article Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management

Editors Share Secrets of Handling Stress

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The mixed metaphor of editorial freak-out, says Abe Peck, chair of magazine studies, Medill School of Journalism, is "I don't have an ear to the ground because I can barely keep my head above water." But editors screening the American Business Press Neal Awards entries are among the many who survive editorial freak-out. FOLIO: asked four editor/screeners at the lunch break what they do to relieve the pressure and stay sane. George Miller, editorial director, Clean-Rooms, who is also in charge of the international edition and supervises the conference manager, said he plans his days ahead of time, "usually when I'm on the Stairmaster. I think about what's going to happen that week and the next week." Another strategy is delegation: "That's a lot more of an art than I formerly thought," he said. "It seems there's an element of motivation, also of seeing the assignment as an opportunity for the person's growth. …

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