Editor

Full-time

Chicago, IL

30+ days ago | Requisition ID: 1106

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.

Winsight is seeking an experienced Editor to join its fast-paced, award-winning content team covering the foodservice industry, in particular important, 100 plus-unit chains and the technology that affects and transforms the industry.

This position will report to the Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief. This person’s primary reporting responsibility will be covering news about west coast operations and technology, so this person should either reside on the west coast or be willing to work west coast business hours. 

This person will be writing everything from daily digital news stories to full-length, in-depth stories, while also actively participating in content development for Winsight’s events and research departments. This role requires both an entrepreneurial spirit—chasing stories, developing sources and brainstorming new business opportunities—and a strong team spirit, working closely with the rest of the content team to bring our readers the best content to build better businesses.

They would write at least story per day for Restaurant Business Online and stories as needed for the award-winning Restaurant Business magazine as well as contributing to its sister publication covering the noncommercial foodservice industry, FoodService Director. This person would also be required to generate a healthy dose of story ideas from his or her respective beats and would be expected to keep a regular blog on restaurant technology.

This person will be responsible for covering one of the most exciting areas in the restaurant industry: Technology. The editor will be responsible for covering the intersection of restaurants and technology, getting deep into issues such as delivery, shared kitchens, mobile app development, data and artificial intelligence, all as it relates to restaurants and restaurant chains.

They would be required to attend industry conferences as needed, including Restaurant Leadership Conference, FSTEC and Restaurant Leadership.

The editor would be expected to become an important and visible presence in the industry. They would be expected to build their personal brand through social media outlets as they choose, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or TikTok. They would also be expected to lead webinars and speak at conferences and participate as the Restaurant Business brand pushes into new media types such as podcasts and video.

Position Responsibilities:
Story Reporting and Writing:

  • Develop and write stories daily for the Restaurant Business website and e-newsletters
  • Develop and write stories monthly for Restaurant Business magazine
  • Cultivate sources for stories
  • Brainstorm story ideas with edit team
  • Take part in industry related podcasts and webinars
  • Cultivate a deep knowledge of the foodservice industry
  • Attend industry events representing Restaurant Business for story leads/writing and as an expert
  • Help explore other opportunities for driving growth in our digital initiatives


Event Content:

  • Brainstorm ideas for content (speakers, session topics) for Winsight’s conferences and events
  • Potentially take on speaking opportunities


Research:

  • Seek, with rest of the editorial team, research opportunities for Winsight to develop and execute
  • Write reports based on proprietary Winsight research
  • Cultivate a deep knowledge of the foodservice industry
  • Attend industry events representing Restaurant Business for story leads/writing and as an expert
  • Help explore other opportunities for driving growth in our digital initiatives


Event Content:

  • Brainstorm ideas for content (speakers, session topics) for Winsight’s conferences and events
  • Potentially take on speaking opportunities


Research:

  • Seek, with rest of the editorial team, research opportunities for Winsight to develop and execute
  • Write reports based on proprietary Winsight research


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related fields
  • 3 years reporting experience, preferably B2B
  • News collection and writing experience
  • Interviewing and public-speaking experience
  • Comfort working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience providing category and industry analysis
  • Ability to managed multiple projects
  • Adherence to deadlines – but knowing when something’s worth updating at the very last minute Foodservice industry knowledge base preferred


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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