Design Aglow is seeking a talented Freelance Editor (Portland, Oregon)
Hello. We’re Design Aglow, a little company with giant ideas. Since 2006, we’ve been an industry leader for information, education, and products created for the success of professional portrait and wedding photographers. Our team has created 400+ products, published two best-selling books, and launched successful online wholesale frame, packaging and album lines. Innovation is a team constant, and we’re always seeking (and developing!) the industry’s next big thing.
Design Aglow’s humble beginnings began with our acclaimed online magazine, our very first product, created in 2006. Our magazine ran for 5 years, with quarterly issues published online and we sold thousands of copies to an international audience of photographers and other creatives. Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce an updated version of the magazine, AGLOW, is set to launch in early 2016.
Our team currently needs a part-time freelance magazine editor who can thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. You should have excellent communication skills, be able to juggle several tasks at once, and be able to make decisions on the fly. The variety of the work on a day-to-day basis recommends this job to people with strong work ethics, organizational abilities, a creative sensibility, and a love of growth. We strive to maintain an open and creative work environment where everyone has the ability to voice opinions and affect company strategies. Our growth is a direct result of consistently setting trends (rather than following them) and growing a strong team of dedicated, passionate employees. This job is likely to become a permanent position for the right candidate!
Freelance Editor: You would be an integral part of our team, largely responsible for AGLOW’s editorial direction. Responsibilities include content creation, overseeing other writers, proofreading/editing, reaching out to potential contributors, organizing information and imagery for layout, and creating marketing and social media campaigns. For projects outsourced to freelancers, the Editor is responsible for providing the initial creative brief and ongoing direction, as well as overseeing the content creation process from beginning to end. We are searching for candidates who are both idea AND detail people, self-motivated, capable of crafting ideas for content and immediately implementing them. The Editor must also stay well-researched and up-to-date on current trends in photography and creative businesses. Their work must reflect the Design Aglow voice, as well as inspire, educate, and help determine the direction of the magazine.
Creating and managing an editorial calendar
Crafting AGLOW content, including features, stories, interviews, educational articles and lifestyle pieces
Managing and commissioning freelance contributors
Sourcing motivational contributors
Discovering sharable/pinnable content that has viral potential
Contributing innovative marketing ideas
Writing press releases & researching possible media pitches
Editing and polishing content
Crafting social media content using current SEO best practices
Required Qualities and Characteristics:
Degree in English, journalism, marketing or other related subject with strong writing portfolio
Knowledge of and experience in the photography (or other creative) industry
Knowledge and understanding of current SEO best practices
A solid understanding of composing content for both print and web
Ability to multitask and work efficiently with an eye for detail
Ability to take criticism constructively and be willing to change a concept quickly if a piece needs a new direction
Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced team environment, with a high level of creativity and entrepreneurship
At least 2 years of relevant experience
Our office is in the SE District of Portland, OR. Please submit your resume to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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