VistaGraphics Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
VistaGraphics, Inc., a multi-faceted media company based in Virginia Beach, seeks an experienced, talented and innovative Editor-in-Chief to oversee the editorial content for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ. This is a full-time position.
We are looking for someone who is familiar with the Coastal Virginia region in order to direct the content of both a lifestyle and business-to-business publication. The ideal candidate should be passionate about creative storytelling, poised to represent each publication with integrity, organized and adept at managing multiple priorities at once and motivated to be a thoughtful leader and team member. In this role, the Editor-in-Chief will plan, execute and edit 12 issues a year; gather feature story ideas by being abreast of local news, trends, and people of interest; manage/hire editorial department members and a staff of 15-plus regular freelance writers; and represent both magazines at public events and engagements including speaking opportunities, panels, meetings, etc.
-Overseeing the editorial content for Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ, ensuring the content reflects the magazines’ goals and vision
-Overseeing editorial content for ancillary publications and supplements, reviewing each publication in its final stages, proofreading for accuracy and clarity, ensuring that the content represents each publication’s distinguished brand, goals and vision
-Communicating with freelance writers to assign stories
-Initiating and creating new cover features and special issues
-Determining budgets, page counts, word counts and deadlines for each issue
-Working with the art department to collaborate on layouts and design that best reflect the content
-Laying out a dummy book for each issue
-Editing stories from staff and freelance writers
-Managing large-scale projects including Top Docs and Top Dentists, Best Of, Giving Back Awards, Millennials on the Move and Best Places to Work
-Regularly writing Editor’s Note, cover lines, story introductions and other miscellaneous copy
-Writing short, medium and long stories when needed
-Proofreading and approving all editorial page proofs before print
-Reading and responding to emails from staff, freelance writers, PR professionals, readers and outside colleagues
-Organizing and leading writers’ meetings
-Overseeing general online content for each publication
-Assisting in special events whenever needed
-College degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field required
-Excellent communication skills
-Strong writing and editing skills
-Superior attention to detail
-Ability to work independently and as a team
-Knowledge of AP Style
-Organization and excellent time management skills to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
-Minimum five years of writing and/or editing experience
-Writing: 5 years (Required)
-Journalism: 5 years (Required)
-Editing: 5 years (Required)
-Virginia Beach, VA (Required)
-Retirement benefits or accounts
-Paid time off
Email resume with a link to your portfolio and/or recent work to Angela Blue at email@example.com
No candidates will be considered without examples of recent editorial examples.
1. Account Executive:
Responsible for the on-going and daily sales and territory activities for defined territories. These activities include all issues regarding sales, production, collections, distribution of publications and customer service to hospitality related accounts and prospects and distribution, merchandising responsibility for specific publications. Sales growth within territory is expected to grow by expanding our current base and by exploiting the opportunities that exist for our various products with our current base. The position of sales reports to the Sales Manager regarding performance against sales goals, distribution, collections and production. A challenging position that covers a wide array of responsibilities especially deadlines with outside clients. Must convey excellent communication skills, ability to handle diligently multiple tasks and deadlines, and convey confidence when representing products.
Submit resume to Paul Brannock, Vice President of Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Associate Account Executive:
Similar responsibilities ad Account Executive, however markets are on a smaller scale and territories may include special assignment sales initiatives. This position requires extensive, short-term weekly travel to markets and/or assignments. Specific tasks include all those of Account Executive; however the need may arise to deliver magazines when needed. Overall, this dynamic position is training to become an Account Executive. Compensation is salary based until promoted to Account Executive whereas compensation becomes unlimited based upon performance.
Submit resume to Paul Brannock, Vice President of Sales at email@example.com.
1. Editorial Intern
Coastal Virginia Magazine is seeking motivated and outgoing interns for the Editorial Department during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assembling the Datebook calendar of events, writing/updating editorial for Visitors Guides publications, acquiring images/art, general research and fact checking, assisting in copy editing and proofing pages, helping with large-scale projects and events and general administrative duties. There also may be opportunities to write for the publication. Ideal candidates are college sophomores, juniors or seniors. Experience writing and editing preferred. Internship is unpaid and dates/hours are flexible, although a minimum of 16 hours a week is ideal. Submit resume and writing samples to Angela Blue at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Web Editorial Intern
Coastal Virginia Magazine is seeking a motivated and outgoing intern for the Web Editorial Department during the Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: writing content/editing/gathering images for two weekly e-newsletters and one monthly newsletter; helping to maintain the Facebook and twitter pages; research and fact checking; assisting in copy editing and proofing articles; helping with large-scale projects, events and photo shoots; and general administrative duties. There also may be opportunities to write for the publication and/or the website. Ideal candidates are college sophomores, juniors or seniors. Experience with social media sites, writing and editing preferred. Internship is unpaid and dates/hours are flexible. Submit resume and writing samples to Angela Blue at email@example.com
3. Web Design/Development Intern
VistaGraphics is looking for creative college students who would like hands-on web design/development experience. Duties include updating content on existing websites using HTML, content management systems, Dreamweaver and CSS. Required Skills: HTML (hand-coding). Working knowledge of Photoshop (image resizing, cropping, laying out graphics, optimizing), Dreamweaver, WordPress, CSS or Text Wrangler. Useful skills: Search Engine Optimization skills and Social Media knowledge a plus. Internship is an unpaid position and dates/hours are flexible. Submit resume to Chris Murphy, Web Creative Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Graphic Design Intern
Job Duties: Incorporating creative skills, commercial/advertising awareness, and proficient knowledge of design software (specifically including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) to develop materials for clients and company projects. Projects include but are not limited to event promotions and signage, banner ads, print ad design and page layout. Job Requirements: An internship with the design department is unpaid, but 3 credit hours are normally given to student and requires 16 hours per week minimum, schedule to be determined. Skills/Qualifications: Graphic Design Skills, Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Customer Focus, Creativity, Flexibility, Team Mentality, Desktop Publishing Tools. Submit resume to Holly Watters, at email@example.com
5. Media Sales Intern
Local regional publisher of print and electronic media offers a 120 semester hour internship. Duties will range from prospecting to database management to inside/outside sales opportunities. Overall the program will provide hands-on experience that will help students gain an insight into the normal duties and expectations of business to business development. Submit resume to Paul Brannock, Vice President of Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Freelance Photographer
Experienced freelance photographer needed for Visitors Guide publications. Must own equipment including lights, cameras, lenses. Will be required to work in the liaison with other professional sales team. Skills Required:
Submit resume to Holly Watters, at email@example.com
UPDATED JULY 2019