5280 Magazine

Assistant Food Editor

Post Date:Apr 29, 2019Type:Full time
Start Date:June 1 or as soon as possibleSalary:
Location: United States - Colorado - Denver Job Reference:
Job Description:

5280 Magazine is seeking a full-time assistant editor who will focus on all things food, drink, and dining across Colorado. This position is ideal for an ambitious, enthusiastic, organized junior editor who can seamlessly toggle between digital and print, short-form and long-form, and editing and writing. We are a small team, in search of a passionate, dedicated, hardworking journalist, who will have opportunities to contribute to multiple areas of the magazine and 5280.com


  • Generating, researching, reporting, and writing stories for the front-of-the-book sections of the print magazine
  • Managing culinary content for 5280’s newsletters in conjunction with digital editors
  • Accepting and assessing digital story pitches, editing freelancers, securing photos, and writing engaging, original digital stories on tight deadlines
  • Overseeing all aspects of 5280’s digital and print Dining Guide
  • Assisting with concepting, reporting, writing, and producing print and digital food packages, such as Food Lover’s Guide, 25 Best Restaurants, and “best of” food/restaurant lists
  • Attending restaurant-related and industry events
  • Working a nontraditional schedule (evening and weekend dining/reporting is required)
  • Helping manage a dining intern


  • Two years minimum experience at a print or digital publication
  • Excellent writer and generator of ideas
  • Strong editing skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, passionate about food
  • Creative problem solver with strong communication skills
  • Resident of metro Denver, Colorado (or willingness to become one)


Candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, three published work samples (in PDF format), and five to seven fully fleshed-out dining story pitches specific to 5280’s readership to asstfoodeditorjob@5280.com.

Editing, writing, reporting, fact checking, editorial packaging, strong communications skills, passion for food/drink/dining, social media chops, organized and self-motivated

5280, the largest local magazine in Colorado, was first published in 1993. Its commitment to high-quality journalism has made it one of the country’s most respected regional publications. Since 2005, 5280 has been a finalist for nine National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor, and it has been named one of America’s top five city magazines by the City and Regional Magazine Association on three separate occasions. With a total distribution of 90,000, 5280 outsells most national magazines on area newsstands. 5280 Publishing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.

No phone calls, please.

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Contact Information
5280 Magazine
Denise Mickelsen
1515 Wazee Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
United States
Email/URL: asstfoodeditorjob@5280.com

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