Associate Editor

Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 30, 2018
Ref
Boutique Design
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Associate Editor for Boutique Design magazine

We are currently looking for a talented Associate Editor for our Boutique Design magazine.  The primary purpose of this position is to write original content for print and the website; expand BD’s relationship by making contacts at our trade fairs and industry events; help with the product process; manage social media.

                                                                                                                                                           

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write for departments such as Exit Interview, The Buzz; Check Out BD.com; TOC and Design Deconstructed: Research and secure people/projects for coverage in these sections; write the copy, obtain the graphics and necessary rights; take the lead on shepherding these pieces from the initial assignment through the production process, including review of PDFs
  • Create a schedule for and manage editorial content online: Create a monthly calendar of features and interviews; assign to other writers and research, write and post at least two features and two blogs each month; develop a stable of regular bloggers from the industry; collate and post the weekly enewsletter; develop initiatives to increase visits and lengthen stay
  • Oversee calls, writing of and art selection for two showrooms each month: Create product submission forms for the magazine showrooms; oversee the distribution of those forms to the intended industry vendors; download all submissions (and consult with sales team to make sure “must contacts” have been made); curate the submissions for the magazine, based on such factor as creativity/increased functionality to the industry; write up the chosen items and double-check that print-suitable images have been supplied; write the selected submission to BD’s editorial style; circulate that write-up for editing by BD’s senior editors; address any information/contextual questions raised by the editors during the editing process; shepherd the assigned pages through the production
  • Begin to write features for print: Research projects and people for coverage; obtain the necessary photo and editorial first rights; conduct interviews and write copy for the print edition; obtain and assign all graphics for those features; send out fact check drafts; take the lead on taking these features through the entire product process, including reading and approving PDFs
  • Attend BD’s two trade fairs, and schedule as many face-to-face meetings with industry vendors as possible. Also: participate in “best product” competitions at Boutique Design New York and BDwest by “shadowing” judges during their evaluation process; sitting in on judging discussions; gathering the needed information and images to cover the winners in the print and online versions of BD.
  • Serve as social media editor: Create original posts for FB, Instagram and Twitter; work with Marketing Dept. to share news of our events; cover our events; work with our editors as they travel and post original items to all social media accounts;  develop new initiatives to expand our reach and build our followers
  • Travel as necessary to our fairs and industry events to build relationships for our brand Attend BD’s two trade fairs, and schedule as many face-to-face meetings with industry vendors as possible. Also: participate in “best product” competitions at Boutique Design New York and BDwest by “shadowing” judges during their evaluation process; sitting in on judging discussions; gathering the needed information and images to cover the winners in the print and online versions of BD; travel to industry events, both product-related and editorial to increase our network and build relationships; become active in NEWH
  • Develop and implement new initiatives for our trade fairs; assist editor with the nomination, selection and write-ups of the Boutique 18 honorees.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the hospitality design industry with good grasp of the players                            
  • 3+ years of writing experience
  • Expertise with creation of stories for and posting on the website
  • 3+ years of editing experience    
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications
  • Experience in a magazine environment preferred but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Adobe Reader

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes paid personal and vacation days; medical, vision and dental insurance; and company-paid life, short/long term disability, and AD&D insurance.

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements (a must for consideration) and at least three writing samples.