Associate Editor - Family Circle

Posted: 2/23/2016 | Expires: 3/23/2016

Location: New York, NY
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Operations
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Title
Associate Editor - Family Circle

Job Description

The Associate Editor in the Family Circle articles department will be expected to:

*Conceive of, assign and edit a range of magazine content specifically in sync with our readers' needs and life stage. Topics could include-but are not limited to-personal/family finance, consumer awareness, parenting tweens/teens, pets, and women making a difference in their communities.

*Effectively manage time in order to facilitate a steady stream of brainstorming, pitching and editing tasks, plus take on special editorial projects and assist with administrative needs as requested.

*Contribute to on an ongoing basis. Help increase engagement among existing social media users (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) and come up with innovative, brand-appropriate ways to recruit new ones.

Essential Job Functions

45% Conceive of a variety of magazine articles and shepherd through editorial process from pitch through publication

25% Contribute to digital and social media initiatives

25% Take on assorted editorial assignments/projects and periodic administrative tasks

5% Responsible for recruiting and managing interns

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


B.A. or equivalent, preferably in English, Journalism or similar subject concentration


A minimum of 5 years of editorial experience, preferably with at least 2 years at a service magazine

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*Take-charge editor able to accurately assess copy and send back to writer with detailed feedback to inform revision. Ultimately willing to do whatever is necessary to whip a story into shape.

*Able to capably generate creative heds, deks and story packaging ideas.

*Ongoing relationships with solid writers able to pitch and deliver quality raw copy.

*Equally comfortable working independently or collaboratively as part of a team.

* Positive, willing-to-do-anything attitude. Self-starter and problem solver happy to pitch and try new things in an always-evolving publishing/media environment.

*Knowledge of Drupal (web-based content management system) and/or WoodWing publication management platform a plus.

*Experience using and managing social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) and assessing related analytics a plus.


Our cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets.