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Job Opportunity: Lifestyle Editor, YAM magazine, Victoria – FILLED

Yam July/August 2021 cover
YAM July/August 2021 cover

This position has been filled.

Page One Publishing is looking for an experienced and skilled lifestyle editor to join our team as the editor of YAM, our bi-monthly lifestyle magazine. The position reports directly to the publisher(s).

As the YAM editor you will be expected to have the creativity of a writer, the critical eye of an editor and the strategic focus and attention to detail to move the brand forward. We expect excellent organizational and leadership skills, as well as the ability to engage and collaborate with team members. You will be working in a hybrid office (in our Victoria-based office and from home) where the main focus is quality of work and meeting the scheduled deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage all daily YAM editorial operations
  • Coordinate YAM editorial meetings
  • Ensure editorial budgets are met
  • Develop issue line-ups for print magazine and online
  • Collaborate with editorial team on issue content and topics
  • Plan and approve assignments for writers
  • Monitor schedules and ensure editorial deadlines are met
  • Write for YAM magazine and other publications where needed
  • Oversee editing of YAM, ensuring compliance with policies, style and tone and proofreading procedures
  • Oversee the editorial process through print, including organizing fact-checking, writing captions and display copy, proof-reading, and approving editorial changes
  • Resolve issues as they arise
  • Attend events on behalf of the company and the YAM brand
  • Do public speaking at events where necessary

Requirements:

  • Must reside in Greater Victoria
  • Proven experience as a lifestyle editor or relevant role
  • Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and SEO concepts
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Strong planning and coordinating abilities
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • BSc/BA in journalism or relevant field

Interested applicants should also be able to demonstrate solid knowledge of, and active interest in, some or all of the following areas:

  • Home and garden
  • Fashion and style
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Arts and culture
  • Health and fitness
  • Travel

$50,000 annually, hybrid work environment with a 4-day flexible work week.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 samples of published work (pdfs) to

careers@pageonepublishing.ca

Note: Only successful applicants will be notified

About Page One

Page One Publishing is an energetic, forward-thinking publishing company established in 1998. Our company is well known as the publisher of several successful local magazine brands: YAM, Victoria’s home and lifestyle magazine, Douglas, Victoria and Vancouver Island’s business magazine, and Spruce, Victoria’s Home and Design magazine.

Page One is also known for its strong commitment to community, hosting Douglas’ Annual 10 to Watch Awards and YAM’s Best Restaurant Awards, as well as sponsoring several charitable events each year.

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