Craft Editor- Milwaukee

  • Job Description:
    Responsible for the craft content that appears in magazines and books. Primary responsibility is on Country Woman magazine and Taste of Home books. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Creates crafts from start to finish that are appropriate for publication. Produces accompanying instructions. • Writes, rewrites and edits craft instructions submitted by readers or third-party sources for publication. Works with these sources as needed to assure directions are clear. • Works with editors to plan and execute craft content for assigned publications. • Is a key participant in craft photo shoots. • Participates in craft contest judging and assesses merits of different entries. • Is capable of writing in proper voice for assigned projects. Ensures copy is accurate and consistent in quality. • Participates in related digital activities, such as answering reader questions as needed in online forums. • Takes the lead on the creative direction for crafts. Keeps abreast of trends and new ideas in the crafting community. • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong knowledge, background and interest in crafting. Knowledge and skills in sewing, quilting, knitting, and papercraft are essential. Also must have the ability to tackle a broad range of crafting techniques and mediums, such as painting, crocheting, woodcraft, needlepoint, embroidery and others. • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a communications-related field. • 2-5 years proven writing/editing or instructional skills in a craft-related setting. • Strong knowledge of table décor and general home décor and a demonstrated understanding of the principles of design and color. • Excellent decision-making skills, including ability to select appropriate content for publication. • Attention to detail and ability to write clear and accurate crafting instructions for publication. • Strong computer skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact well with internal staff at all levels and external sources. • Ability to organize and plan work to meet deadlines. • An understanding and appreciation of the audience. • Enthusiasm and a desire to be part of a talented and fast-moving team.
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Other
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: We are a leading global, multi-brand and multi-platform media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the inspiration, ideas and tools to simplify and enrich their lives. We operate our businesses in two divisions: North America and International, and provide expertly curated/created content to more than 140 million consumers in 75 countries and 21 languages through multiple media platforms, including print, online, digital download, books and home entertainment products, and social media. We use a customer-centric, affinity-driven business model to build relationships and engage our audience around categories such as health, cooking, gardening and travel. Through trusted partners and expert sourcing, we co-brand, market and sell other consumer goods and financial services.
  • Company: Reader's Digest Association
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