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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States 15206

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Food Editor

Job ID: 4647
Job Views: 290
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Postal Code: 15212
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 03.30.2021

Job Description

Food Editor
The Post-Gazette is looking for an innovative journalist with a deep understanding of food and the skill to write about it in ways that feed the interest of Pittsburgh’s passionate foodies who have helped make this one of the top food towns in the country. The Post-Gazette’s food editor will help produce a weekly food section, direct staffers and freelance writers, assign and edit stories, write regular food posts and engage with our audiences on all platforms.

Essential Job Requirements:
  • Understand how the food and restaurant industries work
  • Be able to write timely, well-reported and thought-provoking stories
  • Possess strong editing skills
  • Perform effectively on deadline with designers, both for digital and print presentations, to create beautiful and compelling multimedia packages
  • Be eager to invent and design experiences and innovate new story forms that become regular elements of our coverage.
  • Have a strong background in social media and online journalism
  • Develop a vision for the Post-Gazette’s food coverage

Other Things to Know
-- Competitive salary and benefits package.
-- We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it.
-- As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism – required
5 to 8 years of experience, preferably on digital platforms – required
2 years of managerial/supervisory experience – preferred 
Strong line editing experience – preferred
Knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat - required
Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills;
Strong strategic planning skills and attention to detail;
Ability to effectively mentor staff;
Display exceptional work ethic, time management, and organization skills.
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