Assistant Editor

Virginia Business, Richmond, Virginia

Date PostedJune 11, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
SpecialtyBusiness/Technology
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$40,000 to $45,000
Websitehttp://www.virginiabusiness.com/
Description:

Virginia Business, the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every region of the state, is seeking an assistant editor. This editor will be a self-starter who works on stories for the monthly magazine and online, keeps up with industry sources and beats, compiles information for e-newsletters, edits copy, fact-checks and performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have two to five years of journalism experience with a proven track record of generating story ideas and writing hard news, business articles and feature stories.

Established in 1986, Virginia Business has won dozens of state and national journalism awards. It is located in downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Slip Historic District at 1207 E. Main St., #100. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing articles for print and online, ranging from hard news pieces to feature stories to content aggregation for regional news briefs
  • Generating story ideas for print magazine and online
  • Gathering, analyzing and editing data to prepare charts and other content
  • Compiling and distributing daily e-newsletters
  • Posting and updating content on VirginiaBusiness.com
  • Assisting with promotion of publication’s content on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Skills/qualities:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Self-starter with ability to generate regular story ideas
  • Demonstrated ability at developing regular sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid editing skills
  • Good at fact-checking
  • AP Style knowledge
  • Ability to create engaging content
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader and other commonly used applications
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Familiarity with posting content to WordPress and other content management platforms
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact and other email marketing platforms
  • Proficient with social media

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