Red Tricycle is seeking a part-time Chicago editor who will assume full responsibility for local content. The ideal city editor will be an adventurer at heart with a passion for exploring the Chicago Area with his/her kid(s). We’re looking for someone who knows what makes each neighborhood unique and cool, lives in the Chicago area, and can easily adapt to the Red Tricycle brand and editorial voice. Enthusiasm for expanding our presence in the market and an undying love for the area certainly helps, too!
The city editor will have the first-hand opportunity to help fashion and grow the Red Tricycle brand as we make parenting more delightful and fun for Chicago parents. The editor may work from home (hooray!), but should be up for exploring the city for story leads, attending press events, and connecting with the Chicago parenting community.
Write & Edit!
Each week the Chicago edition releases four editorial stories. The City Editor will write one of the stories each week. The other three stories can be assigned out to freelance writers, and the City Editor will edit their copy so it upholds brand standards and voice. The Editor will ensure all content is filed by deadline.
Manage Writers & Editorial Calendar!
The City Editor will manage the Chicago editorial calendar and ensure that it’s engaging, robust and speaks to the Red Tricycle editorial brand. You will manage the fleet of Chicago freelance writers, respond to pitch emails and set expectations for content, schedule each writer’s deadlines, and edit and provide feedback on filed copy.
Red Tricycle is still a lean editorial team living the start-up lifestyle, which means all editors–national and local–are responsible for a fair amount of production. You won’t be deterred by sourcing your own photos (or better yet–taking your own!) and uploading content to our CMS.
Family Events Calendar!
You will be THE voice of the family events calendar, scouring both online and off to fill the calendar with a well curated, diverse range of events.
Connect with our community through the Chicago Facebook page. You’ll post Red Tricycle’s local content and other fun relevant newsy items important to Chicago parents.
The Ideal Candidate:
Has managed freelance writers and an editorial calendar in the digital media space.
MUST be super excited to join a small team of fun people (many of us parents) who work very hard.
Loves family adventures and can’t wait to share can’t-live-without discoveries or hidden gems.
Has kids (between the ages of 0-10) and is active in the parenting community.
Familiar with Red Tricycle brand, editorial style and voice.
Doesn’t know what the phrase “missed deadline” means.
Adept at WordPress.
How to Apply:
This is a part-time position. Please send a cover letter telling us a bit about your family and why you’re a great candidate for this position. A few writing samples that showcase your ability to write in Red Tricycle style and tone certainly help, too! Send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without a cover letter or writing samples will not be considered.