News Writer/Assistant Editor

Richmond magazine is looking for a talented writer who is passionate about news and who brings fresh ideas to the table.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Contribute articles to the monthly Local section.
  • Write at least one online news post each week.
  • Develop at least four long-form feature stories per year.
  • Contribute to staff-written feature packages.
  • Build a network of sources for interviews and develop relationships within the community.
  • Maintain daily contact with the news editor about schedule and assignments.
  • Attend and be an active participant in editorial staff meetings, planning sessions and critiques.
  • Assist with social media posting when covering events and take part in rotating Instagram duties.
  • Abide by journalism’s ethics and codes.

Secondary duties:

  • In addition to writing, candidate should expect to assist with second reads and page proofing.
  • Oversee production of a special section once or twice a year.
  • Assist with events sponsored by the magazine, such as the Elby Awards and annual Best & Worst party, as well as represent the magazine during holiday promotions, such as the Bizarre Bazaar.
  • Assist with photography and possibly video and audio recording.


  • Portfolio of published articles
  • Ability to gather, write and edit news
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Adherence to deadlines and assignment parameters
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications, English or related field

General hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless on assignment. This position will require some evening and occasional weekend work covering meetings and events.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and several writing samples to Executive Editor Tina Eshleman at tinae [at] richmag [dot] com.

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If you would like us to keep your information on file, please email a cover letter, resume and three samples or a portfolio link to editor [at ] richmag [dot] com (for editorial positions) or art [at] richmag [dot] com (for art, design, and photo positions). No phone calls, please.

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