Associate Editor

Morris Media Network Equine Group Seeks Associate Editor for Quarter Horse News

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package 

The Associate Editor will assist in developing and producing content for the print edition of Quarter Horse News, the QHN Insider, www.quarterhorsenews.com, and all QHN social media outlets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Propose and write content that relates directly to the cutting, reining and reined cow horse disciplines. Writing assignments may include event coverage, feature stories, breaking news, personality profiles, and training and how-to articles
  • Attend industry events as a Quarter Horse News representative and write web and print coverage for shows. Ensure that complete, accurate results and photos for these events are received by QHN
  • Take editorial photographs for use online and in print. Photography duties will include candid photos at events, as well as images to support feature articles and winner’s photos for use on social media site
  • Proofread all editorial content for Quarter Horse News and related products
  • Assist in the production of special statistical sections as scheduled on the editorial calendar, including pitching stories and proofreading stats
  • Assist in updating the website by editing and posting press releases, and writing and posting unique web stories and blogs
  • Help maintain an outstanding editorial presence on all Quarter Horse News social media sites, with particular emphasis on Facebook
  • Nurture relationships with industry participants and keep up-to-date on industry news and happenings online and in person
  • Work with the entire QHN team to maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity and maintain our position as an industry-leading publication

Basic Requirements:

  • College degree in journalism, communications, or related field or at least 2 years experience in the magazine or publishing industry
  • Superb writing and editing skills, with a strategic mindset and creative flair for generating story ideas and framing articles in ways that serve our readers’ interests while benefiting the publication
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Photography
  • Experience within the equine industry is a must
  • A great attitude while working under pressure

Interested candidates should send cover letters, resumes, and a minimum of two writing samples to:
Savannah Magoteaux, Associate Publisher
savannah.magoteaux@cowboypublishing.com
2112 Montgomery St.
Ft. Worth, TX  76107

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