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Assistant Editor, Southern Living

Dotdash Meredith

Birmingham, AL 04-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Assistant Editor, Southern Living

Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Southern Living is seeking an Assistant Editor with a passion for Southern culture and lifestyle. The person will have writing and editing experience, a knowledge of Southern culture, and a desire to conceptualize and execute editorial ideas that provide inspiration and service to our audience. The ideal candidate is a cross-platform editor who can manage a high volume of print and digital responsibilities. This person is a self-starter, interested in different content areas, thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment, and is up for any challenge.

Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

40% - Pitch, write, and report monthly column ideas that span across content pillars (food, home, travel, garden, holidays) in the magazine.

40% - Write, edit, produce, and update digital content on a daily basis.

10% - Brainstorm ideas and collaborate with the editorial team on ideas that can live across platforms.

10% - Be in the know and stay on top of happenings across the South, from new openings (restaurants, hotels, museums, etc) to anniversaries.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent training and/or experience.

• 1-2 years experience that demonstrates exceptional writing, reporting, and researching skills.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in researching, reporting, and fact checking.
• Knowledge in print and digital media.
• Experience or familiarity working in a digital cms a plus.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Interest in covering The South and Southern culture.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 0%

It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp32xe-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.