Journo Jobs: Online Magazine Associate Editor

AAA Arizona is seeking a full-time, in-house (24th St. & Camelback Rd.) Online Magazine Associate Editor responsible for writing, editing, and proofing editorial-style pieces for the online version of Highroads magazine and AAA Arizona business lines. On the magazine side, this includes all stages of the online editorial cycle (editorial calendar development, topic identification, research, writing, assigning to freelance writers, editing, fact-checking, proofing, uploading to website, tagging with SEO, reporting on website analytics, etc.). On the marketing side, this includes working with the marketing team and business line leads to create editorial-style copy and marketing collateral to support achievement of product lines, revenue, market penetration, and profitability.

Key responsibilities include:

Supports the editor-in-chief/Highroads magazine by:
• Developing an editorial calendar for Highroads Online
• Developing the production schedule for Highroads Online
• Writing or repurposing travel, automotive, and related copy for Highroads Online
• Fact-checking and proofing all articles for Highroads Online
• Working with Creative Services to obtain images
• Uploading content, images, and video to website, including the homepage, landing pages, and individual content pages
• Maintaining online and print version of the Arizona Events Calendar
• Breaking out individual stories from each issue of Highroads, tagging with appropriate SEO, and uploading and publishing on website
• Breaking out individual segments from each episode of AAA Presents Highroads with Dan Davis, tagging with appropriate SEO, and uploading and publishing on website
• Following AAA Style Guide and AP Stylebook

Supports marketing team by:
• Assigning and editing auto reviews for monthly e-newsletter
• Writing assigned sections and proofing various e-newsletters and print publications
• Writing and editing assigned copy for the AAA brand and individual lines of business; serving as a brand steward in written communication for digital and print formats; reviewing and editing copy for brand compliance; and detecting errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• Following AAA Style Guide and AP Stylebook

Performs administrative duties by:
• Preparing freelancers’ invoices for submission to accounting and maintaining records of payment
• Responding to member requests

Key qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communiciations, Journalism or related field
• A minimum of three years experience in magazine publishing or online publications required
• Macintosh hardware/software experience required
• Must be familiar with SEO best practices
• Content Management System experience preferred (such as Drupal)
• HTML and/or Web Coding experience preferred
• Necessary competencies include: Collaboration and Teamwork, Accountability, Initiative, Customer Focus and Communication Skills

Benefits Package Includes:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
• Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
• 401k plan — Employer matches up to 4% of your contribution and match is Immediately Vested!
• Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
• 3 weeks of Paid Time Off
• 8 Paid Holidays
• 1 Paid Personal Day

Additional Benefits:
• Generous Tuition Reimbursement and Extensive Training Curriculum
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellness Program
• Free Basic AAA Membership
• Travel Payroll Deduction – Purchase airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and/or tours through AAA Arizona’s Travel Agency by payroll deduction (eligible after one year of continuous employment).
• Eligible employees are eligible for an annual incentive award based on measurements of corporate goals.

Pre-employment background check and drug test are required. To respond to this query, go to:

Target Market Media to hire writer/associate editor

Target Market Media is seeking to fill a full-time local position of WRITER/ASSOCIATE EDITOR for our national network of local editions of Attorney at Law Magazine, Certified Public Accountant Magazine and soon to launch Financial Consultant Magazine.
Target Market Media is a publishing company specializing in business-to-business industry specific professional trade magazines maintaining a specialization in the publishing of monthly and bi-monthly, short run, regionally focused, controlled circulation, professional, business to business, industry trade publications and local association newsletters and magazines. Target Market Media’s focus has always been about niche media and marketing. The company goal has always been to provide very effective solutions for customers that are trying to reach very specific and highly targeted professional clients.

Job Overview
• Interview feature story subjects and write short feature stories in all three magazine title editions throughout the country
• Manage a full schedule of magazine deadlines for feature stories
• Manage all Proofreading and copy editing for the entire content for all magazine titles
• Edit and re-write submissions of professional articles and editorial from attorneys, accountants and financial planners
• Develop a variety of editorial content for all magazine titles
• Selecting and developing editorial topics
• Manage all pre-press responsibilities for magazine editorial content

• Experienced in professional interviews and developing feature stories
• BA/BS in English, journalism or related field
• Minimum 3 years experience with a publishing company
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills
• Well organized and proven ability to manage multiple projects
• Ability to manage 20+ interviews and custom features/profiles per month

Send resume, cover letter, and compensation history to 4647 N. 32nd Street Suite B-280, Phoenix, AZ, 85018.

INI seeks editor for Scottsdale/TPV publications

Independent Newspapers is looking for an editor to oversee its print and digital products in the Town of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Responsibilities include reporting and gathering hyper-local news in each of the communities; daily oversight of our digital products; editing and production of our two weekly newspapers and one monthly.
INI is looking for someone who is highly motivated to create products that are second to none in their communities when it comes to providing local news. We want to be the best and we’re only looking for those who want to excel at their chosen profession! Must have strong journalism skills, strive for quality at all times and be very professional in manner and appearance. The company offers competitive pay and benefits.
If interested, e-mail Bret McKeand, publisher, at Check them out at

JOB ALERT: Hopi Tribe Seeks Editor for Tribal Newspaper

The Hopi Tribe is looking for a managing edito to direct, coordinate and supervise activities associated with the publication of the tribally-owned newspaper. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and four years experience managing a newspaper. Preference given to applicants who can speak/understand the Hopi language to conduct interviews with tribal members who prefer to converise in the Hopi language.

For a full job description, visit

Application instructions can be found on the Hopi Tribe’s Human Resources page.

Highroads Magazine welcomes new editor-in-chief

AAA Arizona announced in April that Jill Schildhouse has joined AAA Arizona as editor-in-chief of the bimonthly magazine Highroads®. In this role, Schildhouse will be responsible for overseeing the planning, writing, editing, and management of the magazine.

Schildhouse comes to AAA Arizona with more than 11 years of publishing experience. For the past several years she has been a freelance writer, contracting regularly for publications such as Arizona Highways, Muscle & Performance, Vim & Vigor, and Arrive, Amtrak’s onboard publication.

Highroads has long been a go-to source on topics related to travel, automotive, insurance, discounts and driving safety and we are committed to building on the success and viability of the publication,” said Paige Chadwick, Highroads publisher and vice president of marketing for AAA Arizona. “We believe that Jill’s wealth of talent and experience will uphold the publication’s integrity while playing an essential role in publication’s future, which will greatly benefit our audience of more than 475,000 Arizona households.”

“As a devoted reader of AAA publications since the age of 16, I am honored to join the talented team at Highroads,” said Schildhouse. “The magazine maintains a well-deserved position as a highly respected publication that offers valuable benefits information to AAA Arizona members.”

Prior to her freelance work, Schildhouse worked at McMurry, where she was responsible for publications including About Health, Massage Envy’s ME, GlaxoSmithKline’s Wellness Matters, and CBS’ Watch! She has also served as a senior writer for Inside Supply Management as well as associate editor for Food Product Design.

Schildhouse graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in corporate and organizational communications with an emphasis in journalism. She resides in North Central Phoenix.