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7 Top Tips for Saving Time & Money on Editorial Contributions


As editorial budgets get squeezed, publishers are increasingly relying on external contributors to provide content, yet the management of this important resource – both in terms of content delivery and accounting – is often haphazard, meaning that valuable time and money is wasted.

As reliance on contributors grows, this problem will only get worse.

Streamlining your processes, from commissioning all the way through to payment, can provide substantial benefits, including improved visibility and accountability.

In this webinar, Clair Lawson will offer 7 top tips for how you can improve this area of your business and outline some of the benefits to be had from implementing change.

What will you learn?

  • How to improve your relationship with contributors
  • How processing contributions efficiently can save time and money
  • How to enhance interaction between internal commissioners and the contributors
  • What benefits real time expenditure reporting can give
  • How integration with CMS & back-end Finance system can reduce errors

Who should attend: Publishers, Managing Editors, Finance Directors, Editors, Commissioning editors, IT Directors.

This webinar was broadcast on 2.30-3.00pm (BST), Tuesday 16 October 2018

Presenter: Clair Lawson

Clair has worked in the publishing world for over 25 years, working at national and regional newsaper groups before joining the team at Media Systems Ltd. Having been a ‘user’ of multiple systems and processes before switching to the supplier side, Clair has a great understanding of how the publishing world functions and can bring her wealth of experience to bear in helping MSL’s customers implement change.

Moderator: James Evelegh

James has worked in magazine publishing since 1989, and has been the editor and publisher of InPublishing since it launched in 2003. He began his career with Trinity Publishing (now DMG) and was then group circulation manager at Centaur Communications from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003, he worked as a circulation consultant to a wide range of companies including Guardian Media Group, FT Business, Euromoney, WH Smith News and Wilmington.

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