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Associate Editor – Gun Dog

NOTICE OF OPENING: Outdoor Sportsman Group
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates


Nature of Work:

The Associate Editor for GUN DOG reviews and edits text in articles and documents to be published in print or digital within projects as directed by the editor in accordance with approved style guides. The Associate Editor is also responsible for maintaining the GUN DOG style guide and verifying its application across all GUN DOG properties. The Associate Editor is responsible for ensuring quality, accuracy and consistency before release to print and digital media. This position will also assist the GUN DOG editorial staff with creating, improving, and maintaining digital content to achieve set business and brand goals. Duties include ensuring all content follows SEO best practices, assisting in monitoring web traffic/metrics, and performing other digital-related tasks.

Examples of work performed:

  • Proofreads at each stage of print production.
  • Checks for grammar, punctuation, usage, capitalization, style, layout, format, inconsistencies, redundancies and verifies facts as needed.
  • Write print articles as needed, including feature stories and columns.
  • Maintains a client contact library for editorial reference.
  • Maintains a library of client brands, standards and logos.
  • Check proofs against roadmaps provided by the production department.
  • Monitor compliance with the editorial production schedule.
  • Serves as photographer and videographer as needed while in the field and on assignment.
  • Assist with developing a content strategy that aligns with the business goals and objectives of the brand and company.
  • Collaborate with the brand and business teams to plan and develop website content.
  • Maintain a digital editorial calendar.
  • Participate in developing engaging web content, including proofreading, SEO fine-tuning, and publishing.
  • Write digital articles as needed or warranted.
  • Edit short videos for web and social media distribution.
  • Publish digital content to CMS following each brand’s schedule.
  • Work with other digital editors and content providers to ensure brand consistency and voice.
  • Create balanced, newsworthy (legal, politics, and conservation, etc.) digital content hunting in a fast-paced setting.
  • Keep up to date with SEO best practices.
  • Use reporting tools to analyze website traffic and user engagement metrics.
  • Assist brand managers with social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Assist marketing teams with content distribution to social media and email newsletter platforms to increase web traffic.
  • Assist in ensuring legal compliance of content (e.g., copyright and data protection).
  • Attend company events, trade shows, and media events as needed (approx. three weeks per year).
  • Other duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Typical Office Conditions


  • Minimum
    1. BS/BA degree in Journalism, English or Creative Writing.
  • Preferred
    1. Three (3) years of professional experience in magazine editorial procedures.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge in AP Style and proofreader’s marks.
  • Knowledge of HTML, affiliate marketing, and web publishing.
  • Able to be accurate under extremely tight deadlines.
  • Able to collaborate as an effective team member.
  • Able to communicate changes clearly.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the outdoors, outdoor sports and firearm-related subjects.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and a passion for searching out errors and correcting grammar.
  • Must have the ability to reprioritize tasks according to changing demands.
  • Ability to learn new programs, processes and systems quickly.
  • Experience using Mac computers, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, a CMS (Content Management System such as WordPress, video editing software, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms.

Benefits Include

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K plan

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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