417 Magazine seeks assistant editor

Title: Assistant Editor @ 417 Magazine

Location: Springfield, Mo.

Website: 417mag.com

Description: 417 Magazine is seeking an assistant editor to join their award-winning crew of editors and art directors at southwest Missouri’s regional lifestyle magazine. In addition to great writing skills, the job requires a complete mastery of meeting deadline, as well as the ability to make a strong contribution to content-brainstorming sessions. The assistant editor knows service journalism inside and out and has the ability to understand and practice in-depth reporting and literary storytelling when working on narrative features, profiles or reviews.

Contact: Katie Pollock Estes at editor@417mag.com

Responsibilities: The assistant editor writes monthly features and departments for 417 Magazine, 417 Home and 417 Bride. The assistant editor will help with layout editing duties and will help plan some 417 Magazine department pages.

Qualifications: The successful candidate has a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and two years of experience writing or editing copy that pops. 417 Magazine is also interested in recent graduates who were the stars of their journalism schools. Experience with InDesign is a plus.

To apply: Send your cover letter, résumé and PDFs of or links to at least five published story clips to Katie Pollock Estes at editor@417mag.com. (Links or PDFs only; make sure file names begin with your last name.) You may also mail application materials to Katie Pollock Estes, Whitaker Publishing, 2111 S. Eastgate Ave., Springfield, MO 65809.

Whitaker Publishing offers competitive salary, health-care coverage, retirement plan, profit-sharing. To learn more about Whitaker Publishing, home of award-winning 417 Magazine, visit 417mag.com.

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