Features Director, Bon Appétit page is loaded Features Director, Bon Appétit Apply locations 1 World Trade Center, New York, NY time type Full time posted on Posted 5 Days Ago job requisition id R-12254 Bon Appétit is the award-winning No. 1 food brand dedicated to inspiring home cooks and restaurant obsessives alike. In recent years, it’s redefined the food media landscape with its bold imagery, charismatic voice, and an eye toward trends and current events. From personality-driven cooking shows to in-depth reporting on this cultural moment, Bon Appétit gets to the heart of what it means to care about food today. The brand produces a monthly print magazine, three websites (Bon Appétit, Healthyish, and Basically), near-daily videos, a weekly podcast, a successful merch store, and frequent events. Bon Appétit reaches over 40M consumers monthly, including 21M digitally, 15M across social platforms, and a total of 6.5M in print. Epicurious is the definitive guide to home cooking. With 25 years of editorial content and over 35,000 recipes in its archive, Epicurious offers an unparalleled depth and breadth of cooking resources. In 2019, Epicurious launched Well Equipped, a vertical and newsletter dedicated to shopping content for food lovers. That content, which ranges from a love letter to tinned fish to rigorously-tested reviews of cast-iron skillets and blenders, made Epi among the top revenue-driving commerce brands in the company. This year, Epicurious has responded to our current cooking moment by focusing on sustainability and affordability. The brand reaches 10 million monthly viewers on its site, 4.7 across social platforms, and 2.7 million on its YouTube channel, which saw the most significant growth of any Conde Nast channel in 2019.Job DescriptionLocation:New York, NYFeatures DirectorGoal As we build Bon Appetit into the destination for food obsessives hungry to learn everything about the world of food, our Features Director will help us drive the conversation. By imagining and executing on ambitious packages and stories, bringing in highly relevant and exciting writers, and helping shape the voice and vision for the brand, this role is integral to cementing and communicating Bon Appetit’s ethos, making sure our loyal audience keeps coming back for more great content as well as bringing in new audiences. We know these high-impact stories drive earned media, garner interest from advertisers and award recognition, and turn into valuable IP for future projects, from podcasts to OTT shows. Honing and building on this ambitious content will allow us to further grow our brand and set us apart from our competitors in the crowded food landscape. Job Description The Bon Appetit Features Director will work closely with the Deputy Editor and Editor in Chief to build a vision for and execute on BA’s print issues, with a particular focus on overseeing big features and packages, essays, and reported stories. In this role, the Features Director will conceptualize, edit, and assign high-impact, ambitious stories and packages for the magazine, in addition to helping to set and standardize the brand’s vision and voice, working across teams to bring them to life and seeing them through to ensure they’re reaching the most audiences across all platforms ( bonappetit.com , social channels, newsletter). The Features Director will also coach and mentor Bon Appetit staff to help them grow as writers and editors, work closely with the Digital Editorial Director to conceive ambitious digital packages and stories, and work with editorial leadership to explore and build out special projects and new initiatives. Primary responsibilities (85%) Work with Deputy Editor, EIC, and other editorial leadership to set vision and lineups for BA’s print issues Own ambitious print packages and stories for each issue, whether executing them or overseeing/assigning and helping shape them Assign and edit stories for every issue Assign and edit longform reported features and personal essays for the magazine with a focus on bringing in big and exciting names and driving relevance Coach and mentor BA and Epicurious staff with the goal of growing their pitching, writing, and editing skills Think big-picture about the magazine, conceptualizing and executing on long-term vision and goals and planning ahead for ambitious long-lead coverage Take a lead on brainstorming and conceptualizing themed issues and special projects for print, ensuring new initiatives are in line with brand vision and voice Work with digital team to bring Well stories 360, ensuring they bring in audiences across all platforms Additional responsibilities (15%) Write longform reported features, personal essays, and other stories as pitched/assigned Working closely with Digital Editorial Director, edit longform culture stories and packages for bonappetit.com Working with editorial leadership, help explore and execute on new initiatives and special projects as they arise Brainstorm and create content that lives across all platforms The expected base salary range for this position is from $111,000 – $200,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including but not limited to relevant skills, training, experience, and education. What happens next? If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile. Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics. About Us Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms.The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others. Condé Nast Entertainment was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.At Condé Nast we value diversity of background, views and cultures. We celebrate people for their personal qualities, their skills and contributions. And we recognize the power our brands have to influence and shape culture, catalyze action and help make our world a better place for all. For more information, please visit condenast.com and follow @CondeNast and @CondeNastCareer for Twitter and @condenastcareers for Instagram.
- Address New York, NY
- Salary Offer 250.000 +