Assoc. Nutrition & Lifestyle Editor EatingWell
- Date Posted March 17, 2020
- Location Shelbourne, VT
- Category Culinary / Media
- Job type Full-Time
EatingWell has been at the forefront of the healthy-eating movement for more than 25 years. Through our award-winning magazine and high-quality, content-rich website, we publish deliciously healthy recipes like Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower and Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto & Shrimp and healthy cooking how-to guides, such as How to Cook Quinoa and The Right Way to Prepare Oatmeal and 5 Tips for Making It Better.
Our authoritative, science-based journalism-such as 8 Ways to Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Better Health and The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss-helps our readers make better-informed food choices. Our easy-to-follow meal plans are designed by registered dietitians and food experts to help you lose weight, eat clean, get more fiber, go vegan, vegetarian and more.
We are based in Vermont-where the magazine was originally founded in 1990-where we are surrounded by a robust local, sustainable food culture, farm-to-table restaurants and a renowned craft beer and cider scene.
At EatingWell, our mission is to help make healthy happen every day. We provide the inspiration and information people need to make healthy eating a way of life. Our experts offer delicious recipes, balanced nutritional advice, thought-provoking stories and new ways to make healthy choices more exciting. We are about moderation and balance-not strict rules or fad diets-because for healthy eating to become a way of life, it should be accessible, sustainable, inspiring and-above all-delicious.
EatingWell's ever-growing collection of recipes and meal plans are carefully developed and rigorously tested in the EatingWell Test Kitchen by our team of culinary professionals and registered dietitians. Before we publish a recipe, it must meet three criteria:
First, it has to taste good.
Next, it needs to meet our nutrition parameters. We analyze the nutrition data of every recipe we develop and carefully consider each ingredient we call for to ensure that we are making recipes that not only taste good, but that are also good for you.
And finally, the recipe has to be dependable-meaning that when you are making it at home, the recipe is easy to follow and it works. Every time.
The EatingWell team includes industry-leading food and nutrition editors, registered dietitians, expert Test Kitchen staff and designers who produce award-winning and engaging content across multitude platforms. Our work has earned more than 50 national and international awards for writing, editing, art direction, creative marketing and publishing excellence.
EatingWell's magazine, articles, website and books are consistently recognized by the industry's most prestigious institutions, having been selected as winners or finalists for countless awards, including: 30+ coveted James Beard Awards, myriad Food Writing Awards for excellence in food journalism from the International Association of Culinary Professionals-including "Publication of the Year"-and named among the top "Magazines of the Year" by Ad Age. EatingWell and its expert staff have also been featured across national media outlets, including The New York Times and NBC's "Today" show.
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Associate Nutrition & Lifestyle Editor helps oversee the front-of-book nutrition and lifestyle section for EatingWell Magazine and creates compelling articles, blogs and e-newsletters that provide tangible service to the reader. A registered dietitian or postgraduate nutrition degree is strongly preferred. In addition to an expertise in nutrition, this position requires a passion for food, health and lifestyle content ranging from celebrity Q&As; and kitchen design to pets and gardening. The Associate Nutrition & Lifestyle Editor must have strong writing skills, experience in magazine editing, and an eye and ear for ferreting out breaking news in health, wellness, food and the environment. The Associate Nutrition & Lifestyle Editor reports to the Nutrition & Features Editor and works collaboratively with the web team to plan and deliver content that supports the brand and meets newsstand, book and site traffic goals. The Associate Nutrition & Lifestyle Editor also manages content planning, budgets/schedules and ongoing growth of branded products.
II. Essential Job Functions
Plans, writes and edits high-quality content for the magazine and other platforms. Ensures accuracy and brand-appropriateness of nutrition, wellness, lifestyle and environment-focused content. Meets newsstand and site goals. Establishes editorial plans for deliverables and tracks progress. Updates and shares content plans as they evolve. Works with Editor to establish editorial plans for deliverables and tracks progress. Updates and shares content plans with Editor as they evolve.
Manages freelance content creators.
Contributes to brand development efforts, including social media and public relations projects.
Participates in special brand projects and represents the brand at conferences and other events, as assigned.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism, or equivalent training and/or experience. Advanced degree in nutrition or health preferred.
Minimum 2 years of editorial experience at a magazine or newspaper. Strong knowledge of health and nutrition science.
Strong computer skills and online experience required.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
An understanding of magazine content production.
Strong editorial skills for writing, editing, headlines and graphics with a demonstrated eye for visual design to create an appealing consumer experience with print, online and mobile products.
Knowledge of consumer nutrition & food content and trends preferred.
Knowledge of desktop publishing and web authoring tools and software.
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