Full-Time Restaurant Editor
Food & Wine’s Restaurant Editor identifies the most compelling stories, personalities, and movements in the world of food and restaurant culture and brings them to life with smart and timely reporting and writing for multiple platforms. The restaurant editor also spearheads and project manages our annual Best New Chef franchise, one of the flagship editorial programs of the brand. This role will pitch—and field pitches—for restaurant news and trends that resonate in our front-of-book sections and for features, identifying important stories, chefs, recipes, ingredients, and tastemakers to include in our pages. The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer and editor with a good sense of the national restaurant landscape, who is collaborative, thoughtful, deadline-oriented, and organized with a firm grasp of print production processes. They will pitch, write, and edit stories for the magazine and website and must be proactive in prioritizing daily and weekly tasks while working across departments including editorial, photo, design, food, and social media. A passion for food, cooking, and restaurants combined with an understanding of how to create content that connects with readers across platforms and media is a must.
Essential Job Functions
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- Ideate, pitch, write, and edit articles about food and restaurant culture.
- Participate in monthly pitch meetings and weekly standups.
- Pitch and write stories for F&W.com
Best New Chefs
- Project manage this annual platform with support from the team including nomination process, vetting, commissioning, scouting, writing, and editing.
- Representing Food & Wine at industry events and connecting with chefs and PR representatives on behalf of the brand.
- Collaborating on editorial projects with other teams as needed, for examples, edit committee for the F&W Classic in Aspen, social and video.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
- A bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism (or equivalent experience in print or digital media production)
- 8-10 years food writing and editing experience across print and digital platforms
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Expansive knowledge of the food and restaurant industry in the US and the chefs and tastemakers who help shape it.
% Travel Required (Approximate): Up to 50%
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Salary: $78,400 – $111,800
The pay range above represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position and may change in the future. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Dotdash Meredith’s total compensation package for employees. Other compensation may include annual bonuses, and short- and long-term incentives. In addition, Dotdash Meredith provides to employees (and their eligible family members) a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, unlimited paid time off (PTO), adoption or surrogate assistance, donation matching, tuition reimbursement, basic life insurance, basic accidental death & dismemberment, supplemental life insurance, supplemental accident insurance, commuter benefits, short term and long term disability, health savings and flexible spending accounts, family care benefits, a generous 401K savings plan with a company match program, 10-12 paid holidays annually, and generous paid parental leave (birthing and non-birthing parents), all of which may vary depending on the specific nature of your employment with Dotdash Meredith and your work location. We also offer voluntary benefits such as pet insurance, accident, critical and hospital indemnity health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance.