InterMedia Outdoors, Inc., an industry leader in hunting, shooting and fishing media, is seeking a full-time Associate Editor to become a key member of its hunting magazines team in its Peoria, IL location.
The associate editor copy-edits and proofreads columns and features, as well as producing product-related copy and short features. Duties include working on a daily basis with the editor, art director and production manager through all phases of magazine production.
In addition, the associate editor interacts with magazine staff and freelance contributors to procure editorial content and photographic images. The associate editor is also responsible for handling all writer and photographer contracts and invoices and ensuring these are submitted to the finance department in a timely manner for processing.
This role requires editorial decisions regarding content, editorial plan, and photography in conjunction with the editor as well as independent decision making in the editor’s absence.
Some overnight travel (3-6 trips per year) is required; the associate editor must be able to interface knowledgeably and professionally with representatives of the hunting, shooting and outdoors industry. Occasional participation in advertiser-sponsored hunts is also expected.
Qualified candidates will possess strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, keen attention to details and the ability to effectively and enthusiastically perform all assigned editorial duties.
A journalism/English degree or equivalent editorial work experience is required.
Passion for and experience in hunting is highly desirable.
Please send a letter of introduction, resume, salary history, and three published writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.