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Senior Editor

Company: Gulfshore Life Magazine
Location: Bonita Springs
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Gulfshore Life seeks a Senior Editor to join the team as we continue to grow our luxury lifestyle publication. -
Who We Are: Established in 1970, Gulfshore Life is a luxury lifestyle magazine that covers the people, places and culture of Southwest Florida (Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties). We produce 12 issues a year, in addition to several special edition publications.
Who You Are: A solid generalist writer/editor type with at least 5 years of journalism experience. The ideal candidate is a curious person who is always looking for story ideas and is an excellent writer and editor. You love to come up with new ways to package stories and always want to dig beneath the surface to get at the trends and ideas driving the things happening around us. You have a good eye for stylish content and can identify materials that will make for strong visuals. You are proactive, organized and deadline-oriented without needing to be micromanaged. You love storytelling in all its forms (service, short, longform, digital) and believe in the role local journalism plays in its community. Note: You will work primarily on the print publications. Experience with food and wine journalism is strongly preferred. This position is based in Bonita Springs, FL. -
What you'll do: -

  • Pitch ideas, write, assign and edit section and feature-length stories on lifestyle topics (art, design, food, culture, wellness); preferably with a focus on food (restaurants, chefs, makers, dining trends, etc.) -
  • Own a beat and be the in-house authority on the subject; you'll keep up with local news, scour social media, visit new restaurants and constantly talk with relevant sources
  • Oversee the production of certain special-edition publications, such as the entertaining-related Celebrate and Salut, the Naples Winter Wine Festival publication
  • Vet story contents and ensure they fit the brand visually and topically
  • Proof layouts and assist with fact-checking and copyediting
  • Grow and manage network of freelance writers; help with hiring and managing interns -
  • Work with editorial and art team to plan visuals for stories; attend photoshoots, as needed - -
  • Work with the digital team to produce original content and write/edit newsletters
  • Represent brand at events
    Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements - All must be met to be considered. -
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree (journalism focus preferred) -
    • Experience: -5+ -years of post-grad experience in publishing or editorial content creation -
    • Excellent research, reporting, writing and editing abilities
    • Knack for writing captivating heds, deks and captions - -
    • Strong leadership skills with exemplary attention to detail
    • Organized with a knack for creating and implementing systems -
    • Proficiency in AP Style; experience with line editing and top editing; eagle-eye proofreader -
    • Ability to balance daily deadlines with longer-lead stories and work across platforms -
    • Eager to work as part of a team and lend a hand to your teammates however needed -
    • Proven ability to use editorial feedback to improve work
    • Preferred: 2+ years reporting on and writing about restaurants, wine, artisan food makers and other culinary-driven content -
      If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter and resume to with the subject "GL Senior Editor." This is a full-time position based in our office in Bonita Springs, Florida. 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. -
      Compensation is commensurate with experience. Gulfshore Life is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity 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.
      Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format, along with online portfolio or links to published work at with the subject "GL Senior Editor."

Keywords: Gulfshore Life Magazine, Bonita Springs , Senior Editor, Advertising , Bonita Springs, Florida

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