The Infatuation is looking for a skilled editor to edit and manage one of our growing markets - San Francisco. If you’re right for this job, you are passionate about this city and the restaurants in it, but you’re even more passionate about editing and mentoring talented writers.
We're looking for an experienced editor who is also very familiar with our brand. You should already know we don’t use words like “foodie” or “nestled.” We're looking for the kind of editor who can spot a misplaced comma in their sleep, but who really thrives on developing structure, voice, and tone. You should be excited to work in partnership with our writers on their reviews and guides, hashing out their ideas and working to find the perfect phrase together. In other words, this is not red-line, transactional editing. Our editors and writers work in partnership with one another.
We’re looking for someone who doesn’t have strong ties to the restaurant industry. Cool if you’ve edited pieces about restaurants before - less cool (for this job) if all your friends are chefs. In terms of editing experience, it's essential that you've worked one-on-one with writers in a professional context, ideally for several years.
- This is not your first editing job. You’re comfortable diving into a piece of writing and know how to give constructive feedback to writers.
- Some management experience preferred. You've ideally overseen small teams and will be comfortable having writers report to you.
- Excellent copy-editing and fact-checking skills. You love grammar and would lose sleep over a missing comma or a misspelled menu item.
- Passion for restaurants. You're the kind of person who plans trips around what you're going to eat, and you're the friend in the group who picks the restaurant.
- Knowledge about San Francisco. You feel like you truly understand what makes this city both great and insane.
- Understanding of the Infatuation voice and brand. You read our reviews and guides, and ideally you’re subscribed to our newsletter and follow our social channels. Hopefully you’ve used The Infatuation to find a great restaurant - ideally, you read our site most times you’re trying to figure out where to eat.
- Edit every review, guide, newsletter, and social caption for The Infatuation SF.
- Manage our talented team of SF writers.
- Act as a liaison between the SF editorial team and the NYC editorial HQ.