Editor, Travel - Sunset

Employer
Location
Menlo Park
Posted
Apr 10, 2013
Closes
May 10, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: Contribute to planning, assigning, and editing Sunset’s travel content, print and digital

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Propose and edit travel features and destination stories (day trips, roundups, city Insider Guides), working closely with top editors, photo editors, and designers to present and package information that’s visually stunning as well as useful and fresh.
• Oversee travel coverage for 2 of Sunset’s 5 subregional zones
• Contribute to integrating print, digital, and social media travel content
• Research, write and produce stories, both print and digital
• Manage freelance writers
• Foster and maintain West Coast contacts in the travel industry, and stay on top of news and trends
• Promote Sunset in media appearances (radio, TV) as well as at industry events

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• Lively writer and creative idea generator
• Top-notch editor and information packager
• Excellent project management skills; ability to keep many moving parts on target and on deadline
• Experience developing online content, words, pictures, and audio/video
• Collaborative work style and ability to team with writers, editors, and designers to develop and shape story topics and package concepts
• Professional presence and ability to represent Sunset at industry and media events
• Knowledge of Southern California, in addition to the entire West—the more, the better
• at least 5 years experience at magazine/online titles, primarily with travel focus

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