Editor: Restaurants & Bars

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 06, 2013
Closes
Jul 06, 2013
Contact
Ms. Terri-Ann Rougier
Duration
Full Time
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 deadlines

Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, work samples, AND salary requirements to hr.ny@timeout.com. Please note ‘”Editor: Restaurants & Bars” in the subject line of the email.