Food Editor- Southern Living

Employer
Location
Birmingham
Posted
Sep 05, 2013
Closes
Oct 05, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Southern Living, the South’s authoritative lifestyle brand and the nation’s 8th largest magazine, is looking for a dynamic editor to carry the conversation about Southern food forward.

Primary Responsibilities:
Pitch, produce, and deliver feature and food section stories for print and digital that will surprise and delight our 2.8 million subscribers
Edit recipes and write headnotes, snappy display copy, and hardworking, hospitable service copy
Collaborate daily with Executive Editor and Food Director to refine stories and improve layouts
Attend photo shoots
Strategize with Food team on long-term planning, issue themes, and overall idea development
Develop recipes and gather from regional recipe developers and chefs
Cultivate new talent, including recipe developers, bloggers, food writers, and food stylists
Blog weekly for Southernliving.com and Tumblr, and assist with the brand’s social media strategy
Serve as a brand ambassador

Ideal qualities include:
Genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for Southern food and entertaining
Passion for journalism and storytelling
Collaborative, entrepreneurial bent with a nose for brand development
Capable of embracing the change involved with a modern magazine environment
Minimum of three years experience at national or regional food publications
A visual eye for envisioning how the recipes, photos, and text will live on the page
Hungry for daily 2 p.m. tastings
Deep knowledge of Southern food and history a plus, an abiding passion for Southern hospitality a must

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