Magazine assistant editor opening

Our pal Neely let us know about an opening over at mental_floss magazine …

(If you know of any media job openings in Birmingham, let us know.)

Assistant Editor

Publication or Company Mental Floss Magazine
Industry Magazine Publishing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Birmingham, AL USA
Job Requirements Required education/experience/skillsBA degree and two-to-five years of journalistic experience (magazine, newspaper, online or corporate communications) that shows career advancementDemonstrated superior editing/writing skills and ability to sweat details while managing multiple tasksDemonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a teamPrimary Responsibilties:Developing story ideas and assigning storiesBrainstorming on cover ideas, feature and column ideas, cover story concepts, Scatterbrained themes, etcCopy editing storiesManaging source lists and fact-checking processes by being a “first reviewer”Managing the proofreading and “author approval” processesHelping to write cover copyHelping to recruit new writersContinuing development of the mental_floss Style Guide

Serving as a “first filter” for all submissions sent via the web site

Helping with any editing/ “light” writing needed for non-magazine projects (media kits, e-newsletter, subscription notices, web site, house ads, occasional blog posts, etc.)

About Our Company mental_floss, the magazine that blurs the line between education and entertainment, is looking for an assistant editor who is smart, highly motivated, detail-oriented and willing to work as part of a team to make an award-winning publication even better.Based in lovely, downtown Birmingham, AL, the position requires extraordinary editing/writing skills, a sense of humor and the ability to grow with the magazine.
Contact Toby Maloney
Email Address
Address Box 528Novelty, OH 44072 USA
Special Instructions Send cover letter, resume and three clips to mental_floss, box 528, Novelty, OH, 44072 or e-mail your materials to Please put assistant editor in subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2007.

3 responses to “Magazine assistant editor opening

  1. I am interested in employment with Mental Floss. I have searched for any postings of jobs with the magazine. Intern, answer Neely’s phone, organize Neely’s boss’s filing cabinet or sock drawer? Might you have lead?

  2. We suggest you e-mail or check the magazine’s Web site,

  3. I am checking the job postings now. I am really excited about working in this field and pray that I am successful!

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