West Third Group offers three levels of managed editorial solutions, each fully customized on a per-paper basis:
Overflow solutions provide copy editing, design and content-generation services for papers that want to maintain their special sections operations in-house. Cost savings are not the primary river in these arrangements (although they sometimes exist); rather, the paper gains flexibility and eliminates “crunch times” and overtime.
Turnkey solutions for individual publications deliver scalable “virtual departments” that produce the paper’s special sections layouts and copy on demand. Within these solutions, large-scale cost savings can be realized — potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for a metro daily — freeing up resources across the organization.
Chain-wide/metro-group solutions further reduce costs and become true strategic partnerships, with WTG providing dedicated staff, market research, product-development assistance and workflow optimization to drive down costs and deliver a superior product at every step.
Is The Work Offshored?
No. West Third Group performs all work using U.S. employees and subcontractors. A key component of the savings comes from streamlining communications — each client publication gets a single point of contact within West Third Group who grows to know your publication in depth and marshals resources to ensure a quality product.