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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, as well as the award-winning Colorado Parent family of publications.

5280 Publishing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.

No phone calls, please.


Freelance Copy Editor

Colorado Parent magazine is seeking an experienced freelance copy editor for assistance with our print publication (published 15 times per year) and digital articles. The qualified person will assist the staff editors with proofreading and editing articles for content, clarity, grammar, and style. The right person must have excellent written skills and understand how to use AP and house style and formatting. We are seeking a freelance professional with a minimum of 5 years editing/proofreading experience. Knowledge of feature/magazine writing is a plus. This will be remote work for approximately 15-20 hours per month (availability for 4 hours on a specific day each month will be required – dates are available in advance). This is a paid, hourly position.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: debbie@coloradoparent.com; with “Copy Editor” in the subject line. If you offer this service for others and have a set fee, please include that in your cover letter.


Digital Associate Editor 

5280 is seeking an innovative and creative digital associate editor to join its award-winning team. The ideal candidate should be a highly organized, talented editor with impeccable judgment, a strategic and tactical thinker, and an exceptional multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced, digital journalism environment.

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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.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email a brief cover letter, resumé, and four published clips in PDF format with the subject line “Digital Associate Editor” to careers@openmediafoundation.org.


Audience Growth Coordinator

5280 Publishing, Inc. is seeking an audience growth coordinator to assist in driving the growth and retention of our audience. We publish a family of publications across multiple print and digital platforms that includes the award-winning 5280, 5280 Home, and Colorado Parent magazines, as well as an expanding portfolio of events and experiential products. We’re looking for an ambitious, detail-oriented team player who will thrive in a dynamic, collaborative atmosphere. The ideal candidate will have a strong skillset in digital strategy with an eagerness to learn the dynamics of the print industry.

Responsibilities include:

Preferred experience:

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Salary: $45,000-$50,000 based on experience

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
5280 Publishing, Inc. 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 and resumé with the subject line “Audience Growth Coordinator” to careers@openmediafoundation.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 editinternships@5280.com. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Deadlines for applications: Summer (March 1); Fall (July 1); Spring (November 15).

 

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