About 5280 Publishing
Named America’s best big-city magazine in 2018 and 2020, 5280 has been telling Denver’s story for more than 25 years. Readers depend on 5280 for compelling long-form journalism, smart guides to the city and region, superb design, and unforgettable photography. Locally owned and independently operated, the company also publishes 5280 Home, 5280 Traveler, and 5280 Health magazines.
5280 Publishing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.
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Assistant Food Editor
5280 Magazine is seeking an assistant food editor to join its award-winning staff. The ideal candidate should be an ambitious, enthusiastic, creative, collaborative junior editor, who has a passion for Denver’s dining scene, storytelling, and magazine making.
- Researching, reporting, and writing stories for the magazine’s Eat & Drink section, for 5280’s annual dining features, and for 5280.com
- Fielding story pitches, managing print and digital freelancers, and uploading digital posts to WordPress on a daily basis
- Editing and fact-checking for web and print content
- Overseeing all aspects of the Dining Guide online and in print
- Contributing to and/or generating online-only dining content, like living lists (such as Denver’s best burgers)
- Using website analytics to identify trends and enhance content performance and traffic
- Collaborating with 5280’s digital team to curate promotional content related to Eat & Drink stories
- Attending restaurant-related and industry events, many of which take place outside of normal working hours
- Training and mentoring a dining intern
- Two years of experience at a print or digital publication (can
- Strong communication skills
- Reporting and writing short- to medium-length pieces for a journalistic outlet
- Working in Adobe InDesign and WordPress
- Implementing web content best practices, including SEO
- Multitasking and performing well under tight deadlines
- Thinking creatively and working collaboratively with other editors and the art/photo team
- Generating ideas and crafting sharp story pitches
- Responding positively to peer feedback
- Health insurance (FSA, FSA dependent care, HSA options, Teledoc)
- Dental insurance
- Vision coverage
- Paid parental leave
- Public transportation or parking subsidies
- Paid time off
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
5280 Magazine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds and life experiences to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, four PDF work samples, and three fully fleshed-out dining story pitches specific to 5280’s readership with the subject line “Assistant Food Editor” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial Internship Program
5280 offers editorial internship positions in the summer, fall, and spring. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities as well as the opportunity to regularly interact with the editorial staff.
Primary duties include fact-checking stories, contributing research to larger stories and feature packages, and writing shorter stories for the front-of-the-book sections. Interns also enter descriptions for the calendar listings, and write for 5280.com.
We also offer a dining-specific internship for those interested in food writing. The intern will work closely with our food editors to fact-check and write for the dining section of the magazine, enter descriptions for dining guide listings, and write for 5280.com. Those interested should specify dining internship in the subject line of their application email, and tailor their cover letter accordingly.
As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. The mentorship program pairs each intern with two editors, offering interns a chance to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.
Requirements: Although a magazine, journalism, or English degree (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it’s not required. Published clips are required (college newspaper is OK). A commitment of three to four days a week is preferred. The internship is paid. Remote work is OK.
To apply: Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips to email@example.com. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.
Deadlines for applications: Summer (March 1); Fall (July 1); Spring (November 15).