WEB EDITOR

Location: Telecommute position

Employment Type: Full-Time

The Chronicle of the Horse, the top sport horse news publication in the United States, is seeking an experienced editor for its website (coth.com). In this position, you’ll be responsible for organizing, assigning and editing the Chronicle’s daily online content, as well as assisting with editing and planning for our other products, The Chronicle of the Horse and Untacked magazines. Some weekend work and travel required. This is a telecommute position, and you’ll be required to be accessible to co-workers on Slack, as well as by phone for staff meetings.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an editing position
  • Excellent writing skills and intimate knowledge of AP Style
  • A creative mindset with a strong understanding of what readers are seeking from online content
  • In-depth knowledge of competitive English horse sport
  • Familiarity with the Chronicle and all of its publications
  • Knowledge of WordPress CMS. Experience with Adobe InCopy and Photoshop helpful
  • A team-oriented and collaborative attitude

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits include vision, medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off and flexible hours.

Application should include a cover letter, resume, writing samples and editing samples. Send via email to lslade@coth.com.

About Us: The Chronicle of the Horse is the nation’s most trusted source for news, results and commentary for the English sport horse industry. Between our print and digital magazines and our website, we reach more than 250,000 sport horse enthusiasts each week. Targeted to competitors and equestrian sport fans, we report on the biggest hunter/jumper shows, dressage shows, events and steeplechases, as well as foxhunting and major shows abroad. Regular features include in-depth profiles, valuable health care and training tips, insightful opinion and commentary, all geared to the serious horse person.

 

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP
The Chronicle of the Horse offers an editorial internship for people interested in horses and journalism. Our internship gives interns a real feel for publishing. The job description varies little from the actual duties of the editorial staff. We work with the intern, offering personal attention and a level of responsibility fitted to the individual. Successful candidates arrive at the Chronicle ready to hit the ground running thanks to strong writing skills, familiarity with our products and in-depth sport horse knowledge. We are proud of our program. The Chronicle offers a chance to grow. Duties include:

  • Fact checking
  • Researching
  • Writing news, features and other content for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, coth.com and Untacked.
  • Managing and publishing photo galleries online
  • Special web projects
  • Interviewing experts for profiles or features

Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, with some flexibility possible. Interns will work in our Middleburg, Va., office; telecommuting is not possible. Some weekends are spent on assignment. Rolling internships available.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing background
  • Knowledge of English horse sports. A competitive background is strongly suggested.
  • Interest in a journalism career
  • Talent for photography helpful
  • Knowledge of AP Style and multimedia skills helpful
  • Familiarity with WordPress helpful

Compensation is $7.25/hour or academic credit. Housing is the responsibility of the intern; we will assist in your search. A car is necessary.

Most of the editorial staff at the Chronicle started their careers as interns. The internship is a great fit for college graduates as well as top college students. Graduates of our internship program now work at news outlets like Practical Horseman, In Stride, The Horse, Condé Naste Traveler, Horse-Journal and CBC. Other former interns are now working in fields of equine photography and public relations, and others work as freelance writers.

In the past interns have written cover stories for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, produced behind-the-scenes videos at events, blogged for coth.com and pitched ideas for projects to the editorial staff that we helped them carry out.

We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Emailed applications are preferred. Please send résumé, including cover letter, equestrian background, writing sample and availability to:

Mollie Bailey mbailey@coth.com
The Chronicle of the Horse
P.O. Box 46
Middleburg, VA 20118

 

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