Deputy Editor

Northern Virginia Magazine, Chantilly, VA USA

Northern Virginia Magazine explores where to eat, shop & play across the region.

Salary: Competitive salary with benefits.

Level: manager

Duration: full_time

Northern Virginia Magazine, a regional lifestyle glossy covering the suburbs of Washington, DC, is looking for a motivated, highly-organized, talented editor to manage the day-to-day operations of the editorial team. The right candidate will exhibit strong leadership, communication and print and digital management skills. The deputy editor should be fluent in the latest media trends. The deputy editor will work with the Editor on content creation and will ensure print and digital success by establishing performance metrics.


Working with freelance writers and staff editors/writers and assigning stories

Working with the Editor and planning major enterprise, departments, investigative stories and special projects

Managing editorial calendar and budgets

Leading the production process including fact checking and coordinating photo shoots

Making smart, data-driven decisions based on metrics on stories for all platforms

Contributing and writing stories


Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for editing

Ability to coach diverse writers

Deep familiarity with online metrics and audience tracking systems

Knowledge of media trends

Strong knowledge on AP Style and the rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation

Ability to write and edit accurately

Knowledge of SEO and various digital platforms

Strong work ethic and organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with individuals within the company

Sound decision-making skills

Adherence editorial codes of ethics

The right candidate will have previous experience managing staff and freelancers at a magazine or newspaper and thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, salary history and a link to your portfolio or 3-5 writing samples.

Northern Virginia Magazine is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. We will only be contacting those individuals whose qualifications and experience appear to be a fit for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.

About Northern Virginia Magazine

We strive to celebrate a region teeming with entrepreneurs and philanthropists; educators and politicians; entertainers and artists; families and students.

Through a pastiche of compelling narratives and informative prose, Northern Virginia Magazine explores and discovers the personalities that make up our eclectic neighborhoods and thriving businesses.

A magazine with tireless dedication to its community, Northern Virginia aims to be a nonpareil resource for a region that extols progression, treasures history and enjoys the comforts of home.

We’re proud to announce that our magazine has won a multitude of editorial and design awards, including 14 Virginia Press Association awards.

Northern Virginia Magazine

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