Associate Editor

Desert Publications Inc

Palm Springs, California

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Date Posted September 13, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000-$55,000


Desert Publications Inc., based in Palm Springs, California, seeks a full-time associate editor. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-starting leaders who can handle tight deadlines, juggle multiple projects, and work independently to develop compelling content.


The associate editor works closely with the editor in chief, senior editors, and art directors to oversee publications through various editorial stages, from conception to publication. The associate editor may also be asked to help edit or proof marketing materials.


The position requires outstanding copyediting/rewriting, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills, as well as fine aesthetic sensibilities, solid story judgment, proficiency in AP style and Microsoft Word, familiarity in InDesign, and the ability to plan print and digital content in tandem.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Collaborating with editors and publishing partners to assess editorial objectives
  • Assigning and writing stories
  • Providing manuscript feedback to freelance writers
  • Logging materials and providing research assistance
  • Line editing and copyediting manuscripts
  • Writing headlines, decks, and captions
  • Fact-checking information
  • Collaborating with art director on photography and design
  • Preparing contracts for freelancers
  • Proofreading copy and layouts at various stages
  • Writing copy as needed, including text for advertorials, promotional/ad sales collateral material, and newsletters for marketing and sales
  • Pitching and developing new processes that improve or ease client or internal efforts


Candidates must have at least two years’ experience in magazine editing in a fast-paced, multiple-deadline environment.


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