Now Hiring: Managing Editor

If you are interested in applying for this position, click the email link below to send your resume to:, Attention: Angela H. Brown. Please, no phone calls.

SLUG Magazine is looking for a new, full-time employee to join our office team immediately! If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to, Attn: Angela H. Brown. Please, no phone calls.

Job Title: Managing Editor

Department: Editorial

Reports to: Executive Editor

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Executive Editor managing, coordinating and recruiting a large volunteer team of freelance writers, photographers, designers and illustrators
  • Obtain assets and other information from interviewee parties and publicists
  • Edit and copy edit content for online and print publication; perform final reads for print and online documents
  • Provide feedback for volunteer freelance writers 
  • Aid Editorial Assistant in managing and coordinating with freelance writers and photographers
  • Curate suites of content for the monthly print issue of SLUG Magazine
  • Work with Editorial Assistant to oversee editorial interns
  • Work with Editorial Assistant managing copy editing meetings
  • Represent SLUG Magazine in a variety of meetings and community events within and outside SLUG Magazine
  • Perform operational duties with and SLUG Magazine
  • Update editorial calendars and additional editorial documents
  • Actively pitch and research potential editorial content
  • Balance SLUG Magazine’s editorial standards with expected publishing schedules
  • Assist other departments in editing and drafting copy
  • Assist in operational duties as an Associate Producer of SLUG Soundwaves
  • Adhere to the code of journalism ethics as set by the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Represent SLUG Magazine and actively reach out to the community at local events
  • Handle executing content for Native and Sponsored contracts 
  • Planning and leading team meetings across all departments of SLUG Magazine
  • Be available to work occasional evenings in addition to full-time weekday schedule of 45 hours per week


  • SLUG Magazine reader
  • A natural team leader
  • Able to work under pressure to meet quick deadlines
  • Strong understanding of magazine principles and SLUG Magazine’s brand
  • Passion for Utah’s local scene, supporting local business and elevating Utah’s creative culture
  • Keen knowledge of all genres of underground/youth music
  • Interested in local art and art creation 
  • Interested in attending SLUG Events and other community produced events
  • Maintain SLUG Magazine’s core values of quality and transparency
  • Passionate about SLUG’s Mission 
  • Experienced and published writer
  • Impeccable grammar and copy editing skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style guidelines
  • Working knowledge of Adobe CS6, WordPress, SEO a plus
  • Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends
  •  This is a 45 hours per week, salary position 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong work ethic and dependability
  • Ability to work and self-start with little supervision
  • Quick learner and adaptable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Quick and thorough reader
  • Strong communication skills for in-person, telephone, and online correspondence
  • Must be able to receive and deliver constructive criticism
  • Must apply feedback into workflow
  • Must manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities, goals, and deadlines efficiently
  • Solid comprehension of grammar and writing techniques
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Mental radar for effective writing/writing-based problem-solving skills
  • Willing to work long hours when needed
  • Maturity and ability to professionally represent SLUG Magazine, both on and off the clock

SLUG Magazine fosters a highly skilled, creative, energized and empowered workforce. This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is discussed at time of interview.

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