Seeking hip, creative, energetic alt-weekly editor

DGO- Ballantine, Durango, Colorado

Date PostedJanuary 09, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

Ballantine Communications Inc. is seeking multi-skilled Editor to lead DGO Magazine, an alt-weekly focusing on arts, entertainment, lifestyle and culture aimed at millennials and beyond in Southwest Colorado.

About you:

  • You have a vision for what a dynamic alt-weekly looks and feels like with ideas on how to grow a younger audience.
  • You know what matters to millennial audiences and have a desire to own Durango’s arts and culture scene with a fondness and passion for the magazine’s subject matter.
  • You can manage, coach, collaborate with, and direct a staff of full-timers and contributors, as well as contributing to efforts in marketing and advertising departments.
  • You are a problem-solver with high standards, willing and able to work with little supervision.
  • You have knowledge of AP style and can edit stories and write compelling headlines for print and online.
  • You are boundlessly curious and are never short on story and content ideas, including alt-formats. This to go along with refined aesthetic for design and visuals
  • You fully understand how people consume news online and on the go, and have the passion and skills for social media and multimedia platforms.
  • You are comfortable maneuvering on stilts but usually refute requests to perform rodeo “tricks.”
  • You are excited about being the public face of the magazine and are a regular on the arts, entertainment, and nightlife scene.

About this job:

Full-time: Yes

Benefits: Yes

Perks: Yes

Licorice: No

Requirements: You have a degree in a relevant field of study and have experience as a writer and/or editor for newspapers or magazines.

To apply online, upload resume, cover letter (Don’t underestimate the power of an effective cover letter … make it count!), references and at least six examples of writing and/or editing


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