Full Time Job

Assistant Editor, Esquire


New York, NY 08-17-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Your impact:

Esquire is looking for an Assistant Editor with a passion for men's lifestyle coverage to join our team. The role will contribute 5+ stories to the site across a variety of verticals: culture, lifestyle, food & drinks, and more depending on the candidate's interest. You will write regularly for Esquire's print and digital platforms, eventually learning the process of assigning and editing stories to internal and external writers. The role will work on a mixture of SEO service pieces, e-commerce round-ups, social-focused stories, and will oversee the Esquire Snapchat account. The person in this role will also participate in brainstorming, pitching, writing, and developing features content and in-depth reported stories.

For consideration, resumes must be submitted in PDF format with a cover letter and a link to a portfolio of work.

What you'll do:
• Pitch and write digital editorial content, primarily SEO-based, including service, news and inspiration roundups
• Pay attention to digital content performance to actively adjust pitching and packaging strategies
• Write daily for the site
• Learn the process of writing assignment memos and assigning and editing freelance stories
• Write front-of-book and service copy for the magazine, when needed.
• Oversee the Esquire Snapchat account: Manage the editorial calendar for publication, edit stories, and write Tile Copy.

Who you are:
• 1-2 years of experience creating content for mainstream media publications
• Deadline-driven, creative thinker, with a strong service journalism sensibility
• Skilled in original reporting and writing, with a strong voice
• Able to file clean, concise copy
• Knowledge of (and affinity for!) SEO best practices for optimizing web content
• Versatility, agility and the ability to shift gears quickly in a daily publishing environment

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Magazines requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Magazines will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzewq2-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Magazines isone of the largest publishers in the world, with more than25 brands, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and O the Oprah Magazine. We reach more than 150 million people every month in the United States alone.