04 January 2011

Job Opening: Deputy Editor for Ladies' Home Journal (New York)

Post date: 04 January 2011
Job Summary: We are looking for an experienced editor to assign and edit feature well stories and front-of-book columns, as well as to top-edit lifestyle copy. This editor must bring a deep list of top-notch writers, be able to conceive and package both serious news stories and lighter pieces, and have a fresh and modern voice. Our ideal candidate is a well-organized multi-tasker who has some experience appearing on TV.

Essential Job Functions

70% - Conceives and assigns feature-length stories.
15% - Work on other large-scale projects, as needed.
10% - Top edits lifestyle copy.
5% - Appears on TV in support of LHJ initiatives and stories.

Minimum Qualifications:

All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism or Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.


Minimum of 10 years writing and features editing at a national consumer magazine. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred. Previous experience appearing on television preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to creatively package story ideas and present material in fresh, modern ways. Ability to tap into an established network of solid writers. Must be comfortable with a heavy assigning role and excel at making the most out of the writer/editor relationship. Top-notch reporting/writing/editing/research skills required. Aptitude for writing catchy coverlines, headlines, deks and other display copy. Experience and excellence in working with the research department a must.
Ability to prioritize tasks, communicate clearly, work well as part of a team and follow through on projects, all while on a tight deadline. Proficiency with Mac as well as experience with InCopy and Microsoft Word applications. Good multi-tasking skills.

Employment Status: Full Time

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