Senior Editor Home Design

Employer
Location
Menlo Park
Posted
Jan 09, 2013
Closes
Feb 08, 2013
Contact
Amy Kelleher
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Editor for Home Design is responsible for overseeing all home content in the magazine.

REPORTS TO: Deputy Editor for Home, Garden and Food

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Create a strong mission statement for home coverage in the magazine, defining what qualifies as a "Sunset" home.
•Find, pitch and produce strong home design stories, including monthly department content and 4-6 features a year.
•Work with freelance writers and producers, assigning and editing as required.
•Develop relationships with designers, architects, and other influential members of the design community as well as stylists and writers.
•Develop a strong concept and crafting a plan for packaging each story.
•Develop ideas for market pieces and project-driven stories, often working with freelancers to execute them.
•Coordinate the annual home issue.
•Work with the digital team to increase our home coverage online and develop relationships with design bloggers.

REQUIRED SKILLS
•Solid journalism background and excellent writing skills
•Experience editing freelance writers
•Experience writing and editing multi-layer stories
•Demonstrated ability to locate and nurture a network of sources
•Demonstrated passion for design; background in architecture or interior design a plus
•3 years editorial experience (print or digital)
•Familiarity and ease with social media

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