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Editor, Triathlete Magazine, San Diego

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

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    Editor, Triathlete Magazine
    Publication or Company Competitor Group, Inc.
    Industry Magazine Publishing
    Salary Competitive
    Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
    Job Duration Full Time
    Job Location San Diego, CA USA
    Job Requirements Position Summary:
    The editor is responsible for the editorial vision and plan of the magazine and helps develop and manage budgets, participates in strategic planning and formulating new ideas for current and future media products, top editorial content, and represents the Competitor Group brand at many different venues. The editor also regularly interacts with the business staff on the magazine and plays an integral part in the growth process of Competitor Group products.

    Essential functions and performance standards:
    Directs content and design strategies of the magazine
    Leads the teams development of cover concepts and executing cover shoots
    Works closely with the art director on conceptualizing the overall design of the magazine
    Develops and manages departmental budgets
    Leads a full-time staff and a team of freelance writers
    Plans editorial calendars
    Edits all content
    Develops relationships with freelance writers, photographers and industry experts
    Writes on a monthly basis
    Helps develops the magazines online presence, including extended content
    Collaborates with the publishers on special projects
    Travels to events, races and industry trade shows regularly as a journalist and as a representative of the magazine
    Continually self-educates on the latest in endurance sports industry news as well as in the journalism, website and magazine fields.

    Ancillary functions:
    Consults on story topics and editorial planning for Inside Triathlon as necessary
    Contributes articles to Inside Triathlon occasionally
    Contributes to the website

    Communicates regularly with: Publisher, editorial director, managing editor, designer, the photo editor, production coordinator and industry sources.

    Terms of Employment: full-time, exempt

    Skills/experience required:

    Seven to 10+ years in an editorial capacity, preferably in a sport-related field. Knowledge of triathlon and/or endurance sports. Bachelors or advanced degree in journalism or related field or equivalent work experience. Skills: Working knowledge of grammar, punctuation, AP style and spelling. Computer skills for editing and writing; knowledge of computer software programs, such as Microsoft Word.

    Working conditions: There are periods of strict deadlines and high pressure. Also, the ability to effectively communicate with outside sources (writers, photographers, article sources) is essential; as is serving as an exemplary representative of the magazine in all venues, including during interviews for articles.

    The office culture includes casual dress but may require business attire for certain functions including meetings, trade shows, etc.

    General office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible work hours are available and must be approved by the managing editor and/or editor.
    Our company offers a relaxed environment, friendly staff, competitive salary and generous employee benefits package including 401(k) matching.
    If interested and qualified, please send resume or C.V., cover letter with salary history and requirements to jobs@competitorgroup.com

    Further information about Competitor and its media properties can be found at www.competitor.com.
    About Our Company Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons. CGI is comprised of the following brands: Elite Racing, Triathlete Magazine, Competitor Publishing, VeloNews and Inside Triathlon. CGI owns and operates 24 national events with more than 250,000 professional and amateur participants. CGI publishes four magazine titles with a combined monthly circulation of approximately 650,000. Further information about Competitor and its media properties can be found at www.competitor.com <http://www.competitor.com/>
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