Assistant Editor

Publications Bonita Springs, Florida


Description

Position at Gulfshore Life

Assistant Editor, Gulfshore Life

Gulfshore Life seeks an Assistant Editor to join our team as we look to build and evolve our iconic magazine brand. Our ideal candidate is passionate about creating engaging and authoritative stories about food, art, culture, wellness and other lifestyle subjects for the Southwest Florida community. We’re looking for an applicant who demonstrates a deep commitment to the highest-quality journalism and has strong editorial and organizational skills. This is the perfect career opportunity for journalism grads who have graduated in the past 1-2 years and are looking to grow as editors, researchers and writers.

Who We Are: Established in 1970, Gulfshore Life is a luxury lifestyle magazine that serves as the authority on the people, places and culture of Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties). We produce 12 magazines a year, in addition to several special editions.

Who You Are: A college grad who has 1-2+ years experience working for a media company or publisher. You are super-organized, resourceful, detail-oriented go-getter with a deep love for journalism and written and visual storytelling. A self-starter, who can juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced creative environment and own tasks from beginning to end. Our assistant editor supports the staff and helps with the creation of print and digital content. The ideal candidate is a curious person who is always looking for story ideas, stays up-to-date on local and national news and trends, and is receptive to professional feedback. Applicants must be enthusiastic about working on a team, be endlessly curious and demonstrate a strong sense of pride in their work. Bonus points if you are familiar with Adobe InDesign. This position is based in Bonita Springs, Florida. Remote applicants will not be considered.

What you’ll do:

  • This role includes editorial and administrative duties to support the editorial team
  • Create and pitch content, copy edit, proofread, and fact-check
  • Gather materials, vet submissions for packages and best-of lists (including organizing submitted materials and checking and writing copy)
  • Report and write stories for web and print
  • Create and update service features and lists—everything from best restaurants to top doctors
  • Be an active contributor and have strong opinions about editorial strategy
  • Spend time in the community, cultivating a beat and developing strong relationships and local sources
  • Own a vertical (you should demonstrate a vested interest in one of our primary topics: food, the arts, style, design wellness, philanthropy)
  • Represent the brand at events

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

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (journalism focus preferred)
  • Experience: 1+ years of post-grad professional experience in writing/editing-related field

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject “GL Assistant Editor” This is a full-time position based in our office in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Gulfshore Life is an equal-opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

NOTE: For consideration, resumes must be submitted in PDF format with a cover letter, salary requirements and a link to a portfolio of work.

Featured benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)

 

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.