Job TitleSenior Editor, Martha Stewart Living
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
Martha Stewart Living, the iconic and award-winning lifestyle magazine, is seeking a senior editor with a minimum of 5 years editorial experience and a background and interest in home (including decorating, organizing, cleaning, and care). The ideal candidate wants to thrive in a creative, collaborative environment; loves generating ideas; excels at packaging stories in clever, engaging ways; and is a deft writer and editor. An interest in other subjects, such as health, travel, books, crafting, and all things Martha, is a plus.
This senior editor will:
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Partners with the home editor to pitch, assign, and edit 1-2 front-of-book stories in each issue, ranging from housekeeping guides to holiday decor projects. Assign and edit or write 1-2 well features in each issue, including real-home profiles and holiday decorating stories. Scouts homes to feature in MSL and design books to excerpt.
Oversees and helps create Living's signature Good Things section, which entails developing the monthly lineup with the home, style, and food editors, keeping the team on task from pitch to shoot, and assigning and editing the text.
Works closely with the MSL digital team to share ideas and supplement print content online.
Represents Living in the home market, at corporate events, and in the media.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Minimum of five years editorial experience, with a focus on home content, including design, care, entertaining, and organizing. An interest in other lifestyle topics, such as crafting, gardening, food, books, and all things Martha, is a plus.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing, editing, top-editing, and display-writing skills. Able to capture the smart and spirited voice of Living. Adept at generating clever, original ideas, and translating ideas from home, style, and food editors into timely and cohesive story pitches and lineups. Strong story packager. Proactively seeks diverse new contributors and experts and cultivates strong relationships with them. Works nimbly and efficiently within the editorial team and with ad sales and marketing.
% Travel Required (Approximate): N/A
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