Assistant Food Editor at 5280 Publishing

Assistant Food Editor at 5280 Publishing

Assistant Food Editor

5280 Magazine is seeking an assistant food editor to join its award-winning staff. The ideal candidate should be an ambitious, enthusiastic, creative, collaborative junior editor, who has a passion for Denver’s dining scene, storytelling, and magazine making.

Responsibilities include:
● Researching, reporting, and writing stories for the magazine’s Eat & Drink section, for 5280’s annual dining features, and for
● Fielding story pitches, managing print and digital freelancers, and uploading digital posts to WordPress on a daily basis
● Editing and fact-checking for web and print content
● Overseeing all aspects of the Dining Guide online and in print
● Contributing to and/or generating online-only dining content, like living lists (such as Denver’s best burgers)
● Using website analytics to identify trends and enhance content performance and traffic
● Collaborating with 5280’s digital team to curate promotional content related to Eat & Drink stories
● Attending restaurant-related and industry events, many of which take place outside of normal working hours
● Training and mentoring a dining intern

● Two years of experience at a print or digital publication (can
include internships)
● Strong communication skills

Experience with:
● Reporting and writing short- to medium-length pieces for a journalistic outlet
● Working in Adobe InDesign and WordPress
● Implementing web content best practices, including SEO
● Multitasking and performing well under tight deadlines
● Thinking creatively and working collaboratively with other editors and the art/photo team
● Generating ideas and crafting sharp story pitches
● Responding positively to peer feedback

● Health insurance (FSA, FSA dependent care, HSA options, Teledoc)
● Dental insurance
● Vision coverage
● Paid parental leave
● Public transportation or parking subsidies
● 401K
● Paid time off

Salary: $45,000

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
5280 Magazine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds and life experiences to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, four PDF work samples, and three fully fleshed out dining story pitches specific to 5280’s readership with the subject line “Assistant Food Editor” to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is 30 days from the date of this announcement.

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