Kilian Schalk

Kilian Schalk

An expert in workflow design, Kilian Schalk helps editorial content creators adapt to a changing world. He led the 2015 ‘Moonshot’ effort to transform America Magazine into America Media, and created the blueprint for a 2018 workflow overhaul of Vanity Fair. Formerly Managing Editor for Editorial Development at Condé Nast and Technical Director of Digital Projects at The New Yorker, he was the youngest Production Manager in Rolling Stone history.

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WFH: A Crash Course in Remote Workflow for Publishers

So here we are. Whether by government mandate or executive fiat, at some point in the past few weeks the publication you and your team usually write, edit, produce, market, and distribute from an office landed in your living room. It probably happened suddenly, in many cases with almost no time to prepare. And you…

Move Beyond Church & State to Realize the Full Power of the Publisher-Editor Relationship

It’s no secret that the publishing industry is going through a rough patch. Print advertising continues to dry up, digital channels have turned out to be unreliable sources of ad sales, tech giants have inserted themselves between publishers and their readers, revenue is being soaked up by social media platforms and it’s exhausting to keep…