New South Media—a multimedia company that publishes regional lifestyle and travel magazines for a national audience—is accepting applications for an associate editor position that requires strong writing, copy-editing, organizational, and management skills. Applicants should have 2+ years of magazine or comparable experience. Submit cover letter, resume (including references), and 3 to 5 published writing samples to email@example.com. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, juggle multiple deadlines, and manage freelancers and interns. Must be located in Morgantown and have a passion for all things West Virginia. Knowledge of AP Style and InDesign as well as photography skills are a plus. New South Media publishes WV Living, Morgantown, WV Weddings, and WV Living Outdoors. Custom publications include the Explore brand, The Ultimate Sports & Travel Guide to the Big 12, and Wonderful West Virginia.
Responsibilities of this job include:
· Planning editorial content for multiple magazines
· Information database management
· Managing a team of writers, designers, photographers, and freelancers
· Copy-editing and proofreading copy
· Writing short- and longform lifestyle content
· Working on multiple publications with different audiences
· Managing day-to-day operations
We do not accept manuscripts. However, potential freelance writers may submit query letters that include well-defined story ideas and published clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be considered, you must include 3-5 clips, a resume, and cover letter. You must be familiar with the magazine and the magazine’s style. Please, no telephone calls.
We do not accept unsolicited photos. If you are interested in becoming part of our team of freelance photographers, send a query letter to email@example.com. This letter must include links to your work as well as your complete contact information. Please, no telephone calls.
Assignments and Fees
Articles should follow the New South Media style guide (given when assigned or upon request), should be thoroughly fact-checked, and include a list of the story’s sources with contact information. Stories must include headlines and subheads and end with business information, as indicated in the style guide. Writers will receive contracts and W-9s upon being given their first paid assignments.
When a story is assigned to a freelance writer/photographer who has never worked with New South Media before, the assignment is unpaid for the first time. If the relationship continues, a contract will be sent to the writer with payment details for any subsequent article. Checks are mailed on the 15th of each month after the issue hits stands. New South Media does not pay for travel expenses.
Assigned photographers must fill out a photo release form in addition to a contract and W-9.
We are now seeking bloggers for the WV Sound blog. Bloggers are unpaid. Blogs at wvliving.com and mywvwedding.com are evolving, and applicants should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interns at New South Media are unpaid. Internships are offered year-round in the areas of editorial, photography, administrative, marketing and advertising, and web and video. To be considered, send a resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to email@example.com. Anyone interested in an internship must be familiar with the company's publications and be a team player and self-starter with flexible hours.