Get a Job: Features Editor at Food Network Magazine
This is a magazine by the Food Network, not some fancy-pants high-level glossy with real journalism — the description even advises against "generic, dated freelance pitches about the farm-to-table movement." No, you'll be running features like Food Network Chefs' faces made out of pancakes.
The job description is obviously designed to attract the kind of candidate they want — not generic HR sludge — and at least they don't take themselves too seriously.
Food Network Magazine is seeking a smart, witty, food-loving, not-too-earnest features editor who can:
--generate genius story ideas (and rule out hundreds of generic, dated freelance pitches about the farm-to-table movement)
--work closely with celebrities and agents to plan big features
--maintain a healthy obsession with Food Network
--capture the voice of the magazine and crank out snappy, energetic copy
--throw an awesome dinner party (if not in real life, at least on paper)
--follow food and restaurant trends and turn them into stories people will actually talk about
--oversee associate and senior editors
Candidates should have at least 8 years reporting/writing/editing experience for major magazines and/or newspapers.