Associate Editor

Full-Time

30+ days ago | Requisition ID:

Winsight is a leading B2B information services company focused on the food and beverage industry, providing insight and market intelligence to business leaders in every channel consumers buy food and beverage – convenience stores, grocery retailing, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice – through media, events, data products, advisory services, and trade shows.

Position Objective

Come work with Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director, two award-winning publications that cover the restaurant and foodservice industries. We are an aggressive, productive and innovative team of top-notch journalists. We are also award-winning, with numerous Jesse H. Neal awards in 2021 and finalists for 13 more in 2022. We have big plans in the coming years and are looking for a young, hungry journalist to come and grow with us.

Position Responsibilities

This position will cover general assignment duties for Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director. They will also assist in providing content for social media and other tasks as directed by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor.

This position has considerable flexibility, depending on a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. It can evolve over time as the candidate grows and demonstrates skills and an eagerness to do new things.

The job requires some travel to conferences and other offices. You may work in our Chicago office, at your home or wherever you feel comfortable. As long as you get the job done and do it well.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

Required qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree or relevant journalism experience. Strong computer, social media and writing skills are all important. They must have a good news sense. But they must also be eager to learn and flexible, willing to go from writing to sending newsletters to helping with social media.
  • Resourcefulness, an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines are vital. They must also be able to work as part of a team, as this person will work closely alongside the editor-in-chief, production editor and the art director.
  • This is an entry level position and we expect a lot of learning on the job. But the best candidate will have some demonstrated proficiency in these areas.
  • The candidate must also like doing innovative and cool things because we do that all the time at RB as a matter of course.

Desired qualifications:

  • Organizational skills helps, given the wide range of tasks. It also helps to have a good sense of humor because at the end of the day writing about restaurants is fun. Some financial acumen is preferred. So is an ability to help put together visual presentations for both social and web channels. Some basic coding knowledge is helpful but not required.

 

Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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