The Hired Guns are seeking a true arbiter of the Bay-Area zeitgeist to take on the role of Features Editor and transform the San Francisco media landscape.
Salary range: $150,000 to $170,000 per year
- Use your talents to get San Franciscans addicted to your taste-making
- Work at an exceptionally well-funded media outlet
- Enjoy a buzzy newsroom and collaborate with some of the most talented editorial folks in the Bay Area
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the company and why they need to hire you!
Let’s start with the number one requirement: You LOVE San Francisco and have a deep connection to its inhabitants, its landscape, and its culture.
To land this Features Editor spot, you’ll need to be currently covering San Francisco in an interesting way or have completed a significant tour of duty in the City by the Bay. Cultural tourists need not apply. We’re looking for the real deal.
At this very moment, the world is watching San Francisco with incredible curiosity—and you’re just the risk taker to tell all the stories that need to be told. You also have a knack for the micro and the macro—meaning that while you know the ins and out around what plays hyper-locally, you also know what types of stories can punch out and go viral, globally.
You can look at a story with a fresh perspective and offer clear guidance to your carefully curated team of journalists. You’re able to structure narratives for high impact pieces, deftly edit articles, and help talented writers shine in a deadline-driven newsroom.
Your editorial voice, tone, and POV will illuminate trends in San Francisco politics, culture, and lifestyle. You will collaborate with visual and social media teams to ensure that your team’s stories reach the largest possible audience.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You’re a seasoned Features Editor with an eye for seeing national resonance in local stories, capturing trends before they happen, and matching writers with stories that both challenge them and gain visibility. Bonus points if you’ve built a features section from scratch. Your early editorial training taught you how to lead, manage and communicate in fast-paced newsrooms. You know how to create and execute content strategy and build online audiences through social media, partnerships and beyond.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this team!
Get all of the excitement of a startup, while getting to put your thumbprint on a brand at the time when it matters most in San Francisco. Better still, work alongside a dynamic team of talented journalists while developing your own desk—and become an important voice in the Bay Area media landscape. Don’t sit on this one.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.