Assistant Editor, Dining

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/12/2018 11:36 AM)
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Chicago magazine is an authority in covering the city’s dining and restaurant world, and we’re currently seeking a smart, efficient assistant editor who’s passionate about food to join our award-winning team. As assistant editor, you’ll be tasked with bolstering our online dining coverage with both quick-hit news and incisive, entertaining features and trend stories. You’ll pitch and write both one-offs and recurring features for our print edition as well as guide pages through our editorial process. And you’ll assist with research, fact-checking, and other essential organizational duties.



-Write and pitch stories for Chicago magazine’s dining section

-Manage production and scheduling for’s Dining & Drinking section, as well as regularly contribute stories

-Guide table of contents and other front-of-book pages through the editing process

-Perform as-needed fact-checking and research duties, including non-dining-related features and packages

-Maintain online database of restaurant reviews

-Assist with administrative duties, such as creating organizational spreadsheets for large feature packages



-Bachelor’s degree and one to two years’ experience working in print or digital journalism (food/restaurant coverage experience is preferred, but not required)

-Outstanding reporting and writing abilities

-A passion for reading and writing about eating, drinking, and the restaurant industry

-Strong organizational skills

-A detail-oriented editorial eye

-Experience fact-checking both short blurbs and complicated features

-Familiarity working with a CMS and a good sense of what makes stories work online

-Social-media fluency and a distinctive, clever voice on Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms

-Excellent interpersonal communication skills

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