Digital Editorial Assistant
Whisky Advocate magazine seeks a motivated and organized editorial assistant to support its website and other digital initiatives. This entry-level position, based in Manhattan, offers an opportunity to gain publishing experience in a dynamic field and to work with whisky (including scotch, bourbon, Irish whiskey, Canadian whisky, etc.) on a daily basis. The role requires excellent writing and editing skills, exemplary organization and attention to detail, and the ability to think creatively and self-direct within a small team.
- Writing articles and news stories for the website
- Working in WordPress CMS to build and style web posts
- Assisting with fact-check and editing freelance submissions
- Compiling and building newsletters
- Supporting social media
The ideal candidate has a strong working knowledge of whisky and personal passion for the subject. In addition, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience using WordPress, InCopy/InDesign, Photoshop, and digital and social media. Photo and video experience and strong knowledge of SEO/analytics preferred.
To apply, please email a résumé and cover letter describing your interest in whisky to WAdigital@mshanken.com. Entry-level salary with health/dental/vision and 401k offered.