417 Magazine is seeking an assistant editor to join our award-winning crew of editors and art directors here at southwest Missouri’s regional lifestyle magazine. The assistant editor writes monthly features and departments for 417 Magazine, 417 Home and 417 Bride. The assistant editor will help with layout editing duties and will help plan some 417 Magazine department pages. In addition to great writing skills, the job requires a complete mastery of meeting deadline, as well as the ability to make a strong contribution to content-brainstorming sessions. The assistant editor knows service journalism inside and out and has the ability to understand and practice in-depth reporting and literary storytelling when working on narrative features, profiles or reviews.
The successful candidate has a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and two years of experience writing or editing copy that pops. We are also interested in recent graduates who were the stars of their journalism schools. Experience with InDesign is a plus. Whitaker Publishing offers competitive salary, health-care coverage, retirement plan, profit-sharing. To learn more about Whitaker Publishing, home of award-winning 417 Magazine, visit 417mag.com.
To apply, send your cover letter, résumé and PDFs of or links to at least five published story clips to Katie Pollock Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Links or PDFs only; make sure file names begin with your last name.) You may also mail application materials to Katie Pollock Estes, Whitaker Publishing, 2111 S. Eastgate Ave., Springfield, MO 65809.
Assistant Art Director
Upscale city-regional lifestyle magazine based in Springfield, Missouri seeks an assistant art director. The assistant art director is responsible for all things visual at the magazine—including editorial design, page imposition, and photoshoots for 417 Magazine (monthly), along with 417 Bride (published twice a year) and 417 Home (published quarterly).The job offers a chance to work with a small, close-knit team in shaping each publication.
Duties include page design, directing photo shoots, photo research, some production, as well as collaborating with an art director, photographers, illustrators, interns and models. Commissioning high-quality photos and illustrations, along with a superior understanding of typography, is a must. Experience doing infographics, maps and illustrations is a plus. Candidates should have at least 2-3 years’ experience. Be a Mac wiz (OS X) who knows Adobe In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator perfectly. Be a team player, organized, self-motivated, firm about deadlines and have an intense creative vision. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. E-mail PDF cover letter, PDF résumé and PDF digital portfolio with 10-12 examples of best work to Jessica Kennon at email@example.com. To learn more about the magazine, go to www.417mag.com