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Assistant Editor / Associate Editor

Publication or Company 
Industry  Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Job Requirements Regional glossy lifestyle magazine covering the Hudson Valley region is seeking a highly-motivated, well-educated, energetic, supremely talented editorial wunderkind to assume reporting, writing, editing, fact-checking, and research duties in a full-time, in-house, junior (Associate Editor) or entry-level (Assistant Editor) position (depending upon experience level).

Food and dining editorial experience is a plus.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to learn all aspects of the publishing business at a respected, multi-platform consumer publication.

Principal duties comprise reporting and writing assigned stories; assigning, editing, and fact-checking freelance stories; helping with our social media and digital operations; offering general editorial assistance.

Qualified candidates should be new or recent college grads (0-4 years), and must possess ALL of the following:

-an impeccable command of the English language. Proper mechanics, grammar, and syntax should be in your blood and second-nature, allowing you to write smart, snappy copy with clarity and a distinct voice

-a literal passion for perfection and attention to detail, enabling you to be a sharp-eyed proofreader and fastidious fact-checker

-the creativity to conjure up clever, pithy cover lines, heds/deks/captions, and display copy, and to generate a steady stream of dynamic story ideas

-the resourcefulness necessary to conduct quick and fruitful research (especially knowing how to mine the web for information, and how to work the phone to get what you need from external sources)

-the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently, and work autonomously, amid continuous deadlines

-be web and social media savvy, with the skills and understanding necessary to successfully engage an upscale audience

Previous editorial magazine experience via employment or internships is a huge plus.

Candidates should submit a brief cover letter, resume, relevant writing samples, and salary requirements. SALARY REQUIREMENTS A MUST. Candidate who do not include salary requirements will not be considered.

MUST HAVE existing, thorough knowledge of and strong familiarity with the Hudson Valley region.

This is NOT a telecommuting position. NO relocation assistance is provided. There is NO public transportation available; candidates must be able to commute to our offices.

PLEASE READ THIS JOB AD CAREFULLY. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU MEET ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.