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Job Detail: Editor


Serious Eats is a destination for millions of passionate, discerning, curious, and hungry readers around the world. We provide definitive recipes, hardcore food science, trailblazing techniques, and innovative guides to essential food and drink anywhere and everywhere.

Serious Eats is seeking an experienced editor to join its New York City–based team. The editor will be responsible for a combination of pitching and writing their own content, managing freelance writers, and copyediting. The ideal candidate is passionate about food and cooking, has experience working with freelance writers, excels at writing and shaping original content, and has the creativity and adaptability to bring those traits together in a fast-paced digital-media environment. An interest in appearing on camera is a big plus. Salary and title will be dependent on experience.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assigns and edits feature (non-recipe) content at every stage, from fielding/assigning pitches to editing and copyediting to scheduling articles for publication
  • Devises shot/illustration lists for art to accompany feature stories
  • Pitches and authors new content for the site, including reported feature articles
  • Writes/edits other copy as needed for landing pages, content packages, and other team projects
  • Works with visual team to conceptualize and produce video content for site and social
  • Copyedits new articles and recipes for errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization, as well as for clarity and consistency with Serious Eats's voice, style guide, and previously published content


Position Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Minimum two years experience in digital media, preferably with a focus on food and cooking
  • Proficiency in content management systems like WordPress
  • Understanding of basic HTML
  • Strong critical-thinking skills and an eagerness to take a critical, exhaustive approach to researching and completing assigned stories
  • Understanding of digital and social media and awareness of online content in the food and drink space
  • High degree of flexibility, positivity, and collaborative and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing environment and switch quickly between different tasks
  • Culinary school and/or professional cooking experience a plus


Compensation and Benefits:

This position is salaried, 50k to 100k


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About the job

Location Brooklyn, New York
Field Media
Time Full-time
Date 12 December 2019

About the company

Company name Serious Eats
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