Assistant Editor

New York
Dec 03, 2012
Jan 02, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Niche Media is looking for a driven Assistant Editor to join our high-performing New York team and work on our Gotham and Hamptons publications. The primary duties for this position include the following:

•Responsible for conceiving and pitching stories for each issue, then executing and producing assigned stories and sections.

•Responsible for writing several stories, producing magazine-ready copy within established deadlines.

•Works with the marketing department to oversee photo section and make sure it is edit-ready for ship week.

•Works with photo editors to select art, manage photo shoots and make sure art comes in for each piece/section assigned to the Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor.

•Works with interns to manage social media duties (i.e. Twitter account).

•Represents the magazine in the community by attending/hosting events on behalf of assigned magazine.

•Meets with local power players to boost magazine presence.

•Responsible for execution of editorial-related clerical/administrative duties for the editorial team.

•Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•Minimum one year editorial experience, preferably in the magazine industry.

•Strong writing and editing skills.

•Strong working knowledge of AP Style.

•Ability to set, manage and hold others accountable to firm deadlines.

Successful candidates work well under pressure and thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment. This position will work independently and as part of a team.

We offer a competitive compensation package, health benefits, 401(k) with company match and a generous Paid Time Off program.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to: and indicate “Assistant Editor” in the subject field.

Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

No phone calls please. Candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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