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5280 Magazine seeks a senior editor (digital)

March 2, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

5280 is hiring an editor to join its award-winning digital team. This senior-level staffer will help manage daily content output, including assigning, editing, and writing stories and helping 5280 grow into new media and platforms. The ideal candidate should be a talented editor with experience in a dedicated newsroom. Digital experience is not required, but a basic understanding of content management systems, search engine optimization, and online and social media best practices is essential.

This editor must have superb journalistic instincts; be decisive with edits and highly organized when it comes to workflow; and be a confident and quick thinker. We are also looking for a collaborative teammate and cheerleader who is willing to take responsible risks to meet our weekly, monthly, and annual goals.

5280 editors are expected to live in the Denver metro area.


  • Assign and edit daily web news stories and features, working with 5280 editors and reporters as well as freelance writers.
  • Collaborate with digital director on the daily, weekly, and monthly editorial calendar to ensure continuity and avoid over-coverage. Eventually, this editor will lead quarterly pitch meetings and weekly lineup meetings.
  • Report and write stories as needed, delivering one to two stories each week.
  • Stay up to date on SEO best practices and keep tabs on digital trends and winnable keywords.
  • Project manage specific digital content packages quarterly.
  • Help manage the digital team’s move to a content management system and long-lead planning service that helps collate assignments, copyflow, asset collection, payments, and more. Manage this tool for a 30,000-foot-view of the digital media landscape of
  • Partner with associate editor and web production team to optimize story presentations for digital audiences and social media expressions.
  • Produce digital newsletters as needed, delivering at least one each week—or as needed by the associate editor.
  • Along with digital director, be available for late-breaking or critical news content (writing or editing), even outside of typical business hours, and remain nimble to the needs of web production.
  • Collaborate with print editors and reporters to generate additional multimedia elements as dictated by strategy and insights from the digital director and associate editor.
  • Attend weekly social media meetings and participate in caption generation.
  • Provide representation at broader team meetings with Brand Services, Sales, third-party analysts, print editors, or web developer as needed and as requested by the digital director.


  • Four years of journalism and editing experience, preferably in magazine or digital media
  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Experience managing and working with freelance writers
  • Working knowledge of content management systems, search engine optimization, and online and social media best practices

Preferred experience: 

  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Proficiency with editorial and data-tracking tools like Google Analytics,, Adobe Omniture, Tableau, etc.
  • Proficiency with website hosts like WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with customer relationship management software like Hubspot
  • Background working with cross-divisional partners like Sales, Brand Services, Art, etc.
  • Familiarity with photography, photo editing, and video editing as it applies to digital media
  • Basic understanding of AP Style
  • Knowledge of Denver, the Front Range, and Colorado

Salary: Starting at $58,000

To apply: Candidates should send a brief cover letter, resume, and five fully fleshed-out story pitches tailored to a audience to using the subject line “Senior Editor (Digital).”

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