Editorial Assistant - Food and Drink

New York
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Ms. Terri-Ann Rougier
Full Time
Time Out New York (TONY) is looking for a talented and experienced Food & Drink writer to join our team immediately. S/he will be responsible for reporting restaurant and bar openings, updating a database of more than 9,000 venues, researching, pitching and writing feature stories. The editorial assistant will also help execute TONY’s various online initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a deep familiarity with the restaurant and bar scene in New York City and be an avid follower of relevant food, drink and nightlife blogs. The Food & Drink editorial assistant should have curatorial instincts, yet also have the ability to frame stories to make them accessible to a wide audience and reflect the Time Out brand. We’re looking for a hungry writer with a wealth of ideas who can produce clean, engaging copy to start immediately.

Professional Requirements:
• Food-writing experience (preferably for a print magazine or established website)
• Online editorial experience
• Ability to generate ideas and sidebars on a daily and weekly basis
• Familiarity with food-industry terminology
• Knowledge of New York City bars and restaurants
• Superlative reporting, reviewing, editing and feature-writing skills
• Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS)
• Exceptional multi-tasking skills and strong attention to detail
• Familiarity with TONY’s voice and style
• Ability to work quickly and confidently under tight deadlines

Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, work samples, AND salary requirements to hr@timeoutna.com. Please note ‘”Editorial Assistant: Food & Drink” in the subject line of the email.

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