Editor: Restaurants & Bars
Time Out Chicago (TOC) is looking for a talented and experienced Restaurants & Bars editor to join our team immediately. S/he will be responsible for reporting restaurant and bar openings, updating a database of more than 4,000 venues, and researching, pitching, and writing blog posts and stories. The editor will also help execute TOC’s various online initiatives.The ideal candidate will have a deep familiarity with the restaurant and bar scene in Chicago and be an avid follower of relevant food, drink and nightlife blogs. The Restaurants & Bars editor 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:· At least two years of food-writing experience (preferably for a print magazine or established website); if you have a food blog, please note monthly page views· Online editorial experience· Ability to generate ideas on a daily and weekly basis· Familiarity with food-industry terminology· Knowledge of Chicago bars and restaurants· Superlative reporting, reviewing, editing and writing skills· Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS)· Exceptional multi-tasking skills and strong attention to detail· Familiarity with TOC’s voice and style· Ability to work quickly and confidently under tight deadlinesInterested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, work samples, AND salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note ‘”Editor: Restaurants & Bars” in the subject line of the email.