Culture Editor, FASHION Magazine

REPORTS TO: Editor-in-Chief, FASHION Magazine 
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
STATUS: Full time

Summary:

St. Joseph Media is Canada’s third largest magazine publisher with brands including award-winning titles such as Toronto Life, Torontolife.com, FASHION,  fashionmagazine.com, WeddingBells, weddingbells.ca, Canadianfamily.ca, Mariage Quebec, WHERE Canada magazines, Quill & Quire and quillandquire.com.

The Culture Editor is responsible for creating culture-related multi-platform content for the FASHION brand. This person is responsible for daily online culture-related coverage, as well writing/assigning/editing content for the magazine. The culture editor must also be social media savvy and active on all platforms from Facebook live, to Instastories to Twitter.

Responsibilities:

  • Wrangle celebrity cover subjects and interviews
  • Assign/write/edit content for the culture section in the magazine, as well as contribute and in some cases project manage special editorial projects
  • Participate, as required, in co-branded ventures
  • Pitch and write feature/opinion culture pieces on a daily basis for the website
  • Meet KPI online metrics set for the culture coverage each month
  • Grow FASHION’s culture-related coverage
  • Collaborate with photo, design and other editors to put together packages, columns, and features for online and in print  
  • Understand the voice and audience

Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 8 years writing/editing experience in digital and print media
  • Passionate/obsessed with pop culture, viral news, and trends
  • Excellent substantive editing skills for print features
  • Strong writer with a distinctive point of view for both print and digital platforms
  • Excellent at producing content with digital-friendly language and graphics
  • Good judgment about what works to drive audience in digital media
  • Versed in using analytics tools like Facebook Insights, Google Analytics and A/B Testing
  • Understanding of editorial best digital practices including SEO, story packaging (especially headlines), and social sharing
  • Social media savant  
  • Engaging on-camera presence—whether it’s a Facebook Live hit, or a television interview

Core Competencies

  • Ability to think in abstract terms; can make connections between unrelated notions; can formulate innovative ideas
  • Possess strong communication skills such as: workload issues, project needs and provides status on the progress of work and results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members at a senior level
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and deal with ambiguity
  • Action oriented and a self-starter who is reliable, full of energy, and enjoys challenges
  • Relentlessly creative and driven to tell engaging stories

 

St. Joseph Media is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources department if any accommodations are needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Interested candidates please forward your resume to the Human Resources Department at: hr@stjosephmedia.com

Please quote "Culture Editor" in the subject line of your e-mail.

St. Joseph Communications is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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