Asst./Assoc. Editor - Threads

Newtown, Connecticut
Jan 23, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Threads magazine seeks a journalist or experienced writer with a passion for sewing to join a dynamic team. Knowledge of garment sewing is essential; experience with quilting techniques and other fiber arts disciplines are advantages. Video presentation or teaching experience, specifically sewing techniques, is also a plus.



The ideal candidate is energetic, enthusiastic, organized, attentive to detail, and able to juggle multiple priorities on deadline. This full-time position is based in southwestern Connecticut, 2 hours from Manhattan.





Attach a cover letter, resume, and images of 3 to 5 personally completed sewing projects with brief descriptions.





Specific duties and responsibilities:





  • Contributes article ideas for editorial calendar; researches and writes articles for magazine and website

  • Contacts authors, works with them to develop and outline article ideas, and oversees story development.

  • Edits raw manuscripts to produce lively, readable, accurate, and informative copy. 

  • Works with the editor and art director to develop art and/or photo plans to illustrate articles.

  • Participates in brand social media, with knowledge of several platforms.

  • Works on digital and special projects, and other duties as assigned.

  • Represents the brand at media events and by attending consumer expos and trade shows.

  • Writes video scripts and presents sewing techniques on-camera.

  • Prepares and sews samples for photography and video.






  • Must have strong writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Must have computer competency (MS Office, InDesign, WordPress) and be digitally savvy

  • Must have personal sewing experience at the intermediate or advanced level

  • Should be well-versed in the leading social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)

  • Photography and video planning and presentation skills are a plus







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