Sarasota Magazine Hires Associate Editor August 2022

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Sarasota magazine is looking for an exceptional journalist and editor to join our award-winning team as Associate Editor. A successful candidate will be comfortable working on everything from breaking news to ambitious multi-faceted service features and video segments.

As a key member of the editorial team, the Associate Editor will help shape the tone and content of our coverage, furthering our mission to delight, inform and challenge readers with every story. The editor will be responsible for the growth of our popular Health & Fitness channel, but will also be expected to contribute to all sections of the publication. The ideal candidate is a journalist first, with a deep curiosity for the people, ideas, issues, places and industries that make our region work. The person we are looking for wants to explore all of the communities and cultures in our rapidly changing city, with a focus on highlighting underrepresented voices from all walks of life.

Essential Tasks

  • Reporting, writing and editing daily digital reports.
  • Reporting, writing and editing stories for our bimonthly print publication.
  • Own the important health and fitness beat by regularly posting healthcare news and staying up to date with health, wellness and fitness trends. The editor will have to cover everything from the cool new yoga studio that just opened to racial disparities in access to health care.
  • Created and updated features and service listings from the best gyms in Sarasota to the best juice stores.
  • Discovering and cultivating springs that come from a wide variety of backgrounds and represent Sarasota’s many cultures and communities.
  • Engage with readers, colleagues and industry professionals on social media every day, while building a dynamic personal voice.
  • Contribute to regular editorial meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Useful qualifications

  • Previous success as a journalist or editor for at least two years.
  • Excellent command of grammar, punctuation and linguistic style.
  • Strong maintenance skills.
  • Ability to find or identify strong photo and video elements that enhance stories.
  • Ability to edit or slightly manipulate photos and videos to enhance a story’s visuals.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Knowledge and commitment to journalistic ethics.
  • Mastery of digital publishing platforms and software.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Relentless curiosity.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Kindness.

To apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three outstanding writing examples with the subject line “Sarasota – Associate Editor” to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. We will contact you if your skills and experience are suitable for our team.

About SagaCity Media

SagaCity Media is the parent company of leading lifestyle media brands in Houston, Seattle, Portland and Sarasota. In their respective markets, sarasota Magazine, Houstonia, Seattle Met and Portland Monthly producing the best-selling magazines, most-visited local lifestyle websites, and industry-leading number of engaged social media followers. SagaCity Media is an EEO employer.
For more information about us, please visit sagacitymedia.com.

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