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Food & Drink Editor

Post Date:Apr 25, 2017Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New York - Brooklyn Job Reference:
Job Description:

Atlas Obscura is seeking a highly creative editor to help us launch a new vertical dedicated to wondrous and unusual food & drink. This isn't the kind of food-journalism job focused on attending restaurant openings or reviewing dining experiences. Rather, you'll be tasked with defining and executing what Atlas Obscura's approach to this topic should be. We're a site about history, science, geography, exploration—any subject that’s filled with wonder and surprise. What we're looking for is an editor who understands our mission, who's passionate about food, and who's got a ton of ideas about how to marry the two on a variety of platforms.  

You’ll assign and edit articles, supervise contributions by our community of users, and collaborate on videos, podcasts, events, and more. You'll report to the editor-in-chief, and work from our offices in Brooklyn, NY.


  • Working closely with our design and product team to launch the new vertical.

  • Brainstorming, assigning, and commissioning stories for Atlas Obscura’s new food vertical, including planning and maintaining a diverse editorial calendar.

  • Managing a small team dedicated to food & drink coverage.

  • Editing work from both staff and freelance contributors.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in digital journalism.

  • Outstanding editing skills, though we'll also consider talented writers looking to make the jump to the editor's chair.  

  • A passion for Atlas Obscura’s mission and a deep curiosity about the world.

  • A strong interest in food & drink.

You'll Get Noticed If

  • You have a sense of humor and work well with others.

  • You have a deep bench of talented writers in your contacts list.

  • You have great ideas.

  • Experience in food & drink coverage is a plus, though not necessarily required.

Compensation is competitive and includes equity. To apply, please email a résumé, cover letter, and links to three work samples to with the words “Food Editor” at the beginning of your subject line. For samples of editing work, please include a short description of why you're particularly proud of your involvement in the piece.

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Contact Information
Atlas Obscura Inc.
Sommer Mathis
Brooklyn, NY
United States

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