We’re on a mission to build the world’s greatest restaurant discovery platform, and we’re looking for a skilled New York City-based editor to join our team. If you’re right for this job, you are passionate about restaurants, but you’re even more passionate about editing and mentoring talented writers. You should also be excited to learn about new places, as this role will require you become an expert in the cities you are editing and managing. This editor will work primarily with several full-time Staff Writers in cities across the country.
We're looking for an experienced editor who can spot a misplaced comma in their sleep, but also thrives on developing structure, voice, and tone. Speaking of voice and tone, ours is like talking to a friend (who would never say things like “foodie” or “nestled”), which is actually pretty tough to achieve. You should be excited to work with our writers on their reviews and guides, hashing out their ideas and working to find the perfect phrase together. This is not red-line, transactional editing. Our editors and writers work in partnership with one another.
We’re also 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. Maybe you've edited news stories, or novels, or personal essays, or math textbooks. Probably not math textbooks, but we're open-minded, as long as you’ve had significant experience working one-on-one with writers.
- 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.
- Bonus points for having a real understanding of the Infatuation voice and brand. Hopefully you’ve used The Infatuation to find a great restaurant - even better if you regularly read our reviews, guides, newsletter, and/or socials when you’re trying to figure out where to eat.
- Edit reviews, guides, newsletters, and social captions
- Own content calendars for our fast-growing markets
- Project manage large-scale editorial projects