Deputy Editor- Food

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Full-time22 minutes ago
Full Job Description
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a public benefit corporation owned by the nonprofit Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Together, we’re at the center of a critical mission to create a lasting future for ambitious, engaging, and useful local journalism. We’re doing this, in part, by deepening our connection with the communities we serve. Our integrated digital and print platforms are the Philadelphia region’s largest media network. We’re passionate about building a sustainable model for indispensable local journalism, and we take pride in finding diverse, dynamic, and talented individuals to help push our team forward.


We are seeking an editor to join our award-winning food team to help grow Let’s Eat, Philly, our growing brand of community-driven coverage of the Philadelphia dining scene, the restaurant industry, home cooking and food culture.

This editor will work with the Assistant Managing Editor/ Food to edit and develop food- and drink-related content by staff and freelance contributors. The ideal candidate will be able to shift from mobile to newsletters and print products, and other platforms with ease. They should contribute enterprise and home-cooking content, and will be comfortable hosting and participating in live and virtual events.

Editing assignments can include, but may not be limited to recipes, round-ups

and listicles, enterprise features and projects. The assistant food editor should be a self-starter who can generate story ideas, and a strong collaborator who can build relationships with staff and contributors.

What You’ll Do

  • Guides and edits a diverse group of freelancers from pitch to production in alignment with the editorial calendar.
  • Assists in the development and editing of major projects, including dining guides.
  • Writes enterprise content, such as profiles, reported features and cultural analysis for all platforms.
  • Assists in the development and editing of major projects, such as dining guides and special sections.
  • Participates in Inquirer-branded events, including festivals, book signings (when it is safe to do so in person.)

Who We’re Looking For

  • Recipe development, testing and styling a plus
  • Language skills
  • Experience hosting live and virtual events, such as panel moderation or food demonstration.
  • We know not everyone reading this will fit exactly what we’ve described. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs*

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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