Job Title: Fashion and Grooming Editor

Dept: Editorial

Reports to: Managing Editor

FLSA: Salary, Exempt, Full-Time

Location: Portland, Oregon


About Us:

The Manual is an online men’s lifestyle publication headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is simple — we show men how to live a life that is more engaged. Whether it be fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming, or the outdoors, we to provide insight into it all. As our name implies, we offer a suite of expert guides on a wide range of topics, from how to tie a bowtie to how to cook a steak. We don’t boss you around. We’re simply here to bring authenticity and understanding to all that enriches our lives on a daily basis.


Who We Are Looking For:

The fashion and grooming editor is a team leader at The Manual, shaping coverage in their topic areas, hiring and managing freelance writers, and ensuring deep, thorough reporting. As a thought leader in the industry, they also write in-depth features and educational guides. They are passionate about educating readers and representing all communities at The Manual. Broad knowledge of the current societal and lifestyle landscape is a necessity.


What You'll Do:

  • Develop and maintain expert-level knowledge up-to-date trends in the fashion and grooming sections of The Manual.
  • Oversee every level of production in your sections, including assigning and managing stories, freelancers, and projects.
  • Hire and train new writers with an eye and ear to quality, speed, and voice.
  • Identify top-performing articles and potential top-performing ideas.
  • Standardize guides with repeatable benchmarks and procedures.
  • Maintain relationships with key representatives in the industry to ensure timely coverage.
  • Write informed profiles, thoughtful analysis, and educational guides.
  • Represent the publication within both the media and fashion and grooming industries on video, radio, and in print.
  • Provide constructive, forward-looking input to help shape The Manual’s editorial standards.
  • Represent all communities in our coverage.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Require:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills; able to write in a style that is interesting to the core audience. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and provide feedback effectively to others.
  • Able to handle conflict and adjust to changes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work with a small team and cover BLANK.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, and administrative skills.
  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with web content management systems (WordPress preferred).
  • Comfortable working with HTML.
  • Photography and/or videography skills are a plus. 

What’s In It For You:

  • Exceptional benefits package including: medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter transit and parking benefits, paid parental leave, sabbatical leave after 5 years of service, flexible paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short-term and long-term disability.
  • Fun working environment! Our perks include free beer and kombucha on tap, free coffee, free drinks and snacks, games in the office, big-screen TVs, bike racks, in-office shower, in-office laundry machines (while testing them for reviews), full kitchen, and much more!
  • Company-paid Tri-Met pass for public transit in Portland, Oregon
  • Free membership to gym within our office building

The Manual is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value, and honor diversity.

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