This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
The features editor is the leader of all day-to-day activities in editorial department, and responsible for a team of two full-time employees, 1-2 freelance writers, and 1-3 interns (who you will be responsible for managing and hiring twice/year). You'll help organize and oversee the design department's editorial tasks, working on a near-daily basis with our print designer, web designer, and photo editor. You'll collaborate with and report to our managing editor and editor-in-chief.
You will assign and manage the flow of all editorial content and publishing on the website, and will do a 1st round edit and then final edits and approval of all editorial content published on the website and in any related print collateral.
Feature ideas will be generated by you, by the editor in chief, and by your staff; we try to promote as collaborative and open an environment as possible. Along with the requisite holiday- and seasonal-themed features, you'll be expected to create and maintain a schedule of editorial features inspired by our travels, tastings, and trends.
Writing: You will be expected to be able to write 2500-word feature-length articles, brief technique features, and everything in between. You'll work with the Editor-in-Chief on Letters from the Editor, prepare presentations and speeches for conferences and Rising Stars awards. (Feature writing is, however, less than 30% of the job.)
Travel: You will be expected to travel to various American cities for Rising Stars tastings and industry events (IACP, WCR National Conference, etc). Occasionally travel will take you outside the country for international culinary conferences (Madrid Fusion, Identita Golose, Lo Mejor de la Gastronomia, and so on).
Rising Stars: You will be responsible for tastings and editorial writing for our 4 annual Rising Stars chef awards. You will organize and attend tasting trips and the tasting and awards gala in the respective cities. Once the winners are chosen, you'll be responsible for publishing the winner' bios, recipes and interviews on the website, an event program book, and features describing the culinary scene in that city.
International Chefs Congress: You'll be involved in planning the theme, presenters and programming for the annual International Chefs Congress, and will be responsible for all ICC content for the website and the program book, and daily wrap-ups during the event.
What you must have: - Formal food training, either through culinary school or kitchen experience - Minimum 2 years experience in food writing and editing at a print or web publication - Recipe editing experience - Management experience - A passion for food and the culinary industry - Lots of energy, and a love for non-corporate environments
It would be great if you have: - Photography experience (we shoot food and events) - Encyclopedic knowledge of chefs and restaurants - Experience leading panels, giving presentations, and speaking in public
Salary: We are a small independent magazine - no big corporate paychecks. We do, however, have a great office, great team of about 20 full-time employees, and no bureaucracy or corporate politics. You want freedom to pursue stories you want to write about - you will get that here. Salary hi 30's to low 40's.
What's next: DON'T just send us your resume. Check out our website and tell us why you are the best candidate for the job. Please include salary requirements in cover letter. No applicant will be considered without a detailed cover letter that explicitly references your connection to and experience with food and writing.
StarChefs.com, the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995.
StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry.
StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation.