Magazine Editor/Writer

Location
Dallas
Posted
Oct 26, 2012
Closes
Nov 25, 2012
Contact
Mr. Rick Wamre
Duration
Full Time
We know hyper-local journalism. For 21 years, Advocate magazines and online products have been developing award-winning, neighborhood-oriented content, read by more than 200,000 Dallas residents each month. Our dedicated readers look to us for the hyper-local stories that daily newspapers and regional magazines typically can't publish.

This is the perfect job for an experienced writer/editor who understands that the future of journalism is hyper-local, community-based and becoming more technology-driven, and who is brimming with new ideas and a new outlook on the profession. The ideal candidate is someone who lives in Dallas, has worked for a year or two at a daily or weekly publication, and already knows the pulse of our communities. We're looking for a highly motivated multi-tasker who enjoys talking to people, writing interesting stories, and embracing the challenge of creating an award-winning product with limited resources. Salary ranges between $25,000 and $30,000, depending on experience.

If you're a writer and editor who longs for a rapt audience, who believes that journalism can make a difference, who wants to work in a fun and stimulating environment, and who is ready to jump in with both feet as we embark on the future of neighborhood journalism, then this is the job for you. We need your energy, enthusiasm, ideas and industrious spirit; with those qualities, you'll fit right in with the rest of our staff.

Other essential skills:

- One to two years of daily or weekly professional journalism writing experience

- Knowledge of the Dallas market

- Excellent story editing and concepting skills

- Ability to write quickly, accurately and intelligently; this job is 75% writing

- Interest in and willingness to learn web publishing, podcasting and video production

- Skilled at interacting with people and organizations throughout our neighborhoods

- Willingness to work hard to get the job done right every time

Any interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to humanresources@advocatemag.com with subject line Magazine Editor Application.

Please include cover letter, resume and salary history, and either send us or direct us to samples of work you've done.