The deputy editor will be responsible for a range of duties. The role requires a keen interest in—and experience with—the world of cocktails, bars and spirits. It also demands a general understanding of the ways and contexts in which people drink that’s a world away from the buzziest speakeasy. The ideal candidate will have have an interest in the broader lifestyle around drinking: fashion, sports, design, food, etc.
In short, no matter if the content is highbrow or low, nerdy or mainstream, we are seeking someone who likes booze and the good life and wants to help tell smart, fun, accurate, engaging stories about it.
Above all else, the candidate should be a stickler for precision, accuracy and timeliness. This role demands a commitment to getting the job done well and on-schedule—no matter the obstacle.
If that sounds like you, apply below. (Don't email, please!) The job is based in San Francisco.
The work is rewarding. The pay is competitive. The booze is (usually) free.
• A passion for—and knowledge of—the drinks world, including bars, spirits and general lifestyle content, aka good living• At least 5 years editorial experience, best if at the senior level • At least 21 years of age (pretty much a given to have had at least 5 years of higher-level editorial experience)• A great writer and editor and—most important of all—self-driven task master• A deep network of industry connections• Lives in San Francisco or is willing to move to San Francisco • Knows what makes a good story, no matter if the story is told in email or on the web or on video or on social media• Adept at editing recipes• Understand and able to harness the power of social media• Works well with others and is able to multi-task and do so gracefully under pressure• Fun and easygoing but detail-oriented, with an unbending devotion to “getting it right”
• Create and write original cocktail recipes• Edit cocktail recipes• Brainstorm and write stories about bars, bartenders, spirits and other related industry topics• Help assign stories to Liquor.com’s robust freelancer network• Produce and style cocktail photo shoots• Create and produce content for social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat