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Editor - Wildfowl Carving Magazine & Rug Hooking Magazine
Full-Time
March 1 2024
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Sewing/Quilting Freelance Writer
Freelance
February 28, 2024
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Knitting/Crocheting Freelance Writer
Freelance
February 28, 2024
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Editor – Wildfowl Carving Magazine & Rug Hooking Magazine

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, acquire, and edit content for Rug Hooking and Wildfowl Carving Magazine’s print books and magazines. This includes, but is not limited to: assigning freelance content, writing and editing articles, and securing signed contracts from all contributors.
  • Coordinate with authors, freelance writers, and photographers as necessary to negotiate article fees, develop story concepts and plan ahead for future magazine issues and books. 
  • Manage layout of all books and magazines by working closely with the graphic design department to facilitate, edit, and approve print layout and cover design. 
  • Approve final layouts for books and magazines once uploaded to the printer’s website.  
  • Work with marketing and sales to coordinate advertising for books and magazines, making sure there are no blank pages or missing advertisements from any magazine issues or books. 
  • Research and develop ways to grow Rug Hooking and Wildfowl Carving Magazine’s book club members and magazine subscribers. This includes identifying new advertising leads, conceptualizing new marketing incentives, and being on top of any relevant industry-related trends.  
  • Run our annual online carving and rug hooking competitions each year. This includes updating website copy as needed,  securing new judges to rate entries, selecting top winners, and coordinating with carvers/rug hookers to get materials necessary to feature them in upcoming magazine issues, and books for both properties.
  • Write original and engaging Editor notes for each magazine issue.  
  • Prepare and organize monthly book club newsletter materials for current book club members. 
  • Maintain Rug Hooking and Wildfowl Carving Magazine’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as needed. 
  • Travel to select events in the carving and rug hooking communities, as required, as the spokesperson for Wildfowl Carving Magazine and Rug Hooking magazine.

Qualifications

  • BA or MA in journalism or English or similar field.
  • Prior experience in print publishing, including books and magazines 
  • Minimum 5 years of print book and/or print magazine experience required
  • Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask.
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities; ability to write engaging and entertaining articles.
  • Experience with online content management systems, webinars and/or video content is a plus.

About Wildfowl Carving Magazine & Book Club 

Wildfowl Carving Magazine is published by Ampry Publishing LLC – a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire, and engage consumer audiences. Wildfowl Carving Magazine is dedicated to the art of decoy and decorative bird carving. Published quarterly since its spring 1985 issue, the magazine is available by subscription and in some book stores. Wildfowl Carving Magazine also has a subscription-based book club, which publishes 3 books per year, with topics ranging from step-by-step carving demonstrations to beautiful bird reference guides.

About Rug Hooking magazine & Book Club
Rug Hooking magazine is published 5 times per year and is available in select book and craft stores, and by subscription. Our goal is to provide high-quality articles and photographs about the art and craft of rug hooking, and how-to articles on techniques and projects. Whether a reader’s interests lie in traditional patterns, primitive styles, or original designs, Rug Hooking provides how-to articles on planning, dyeing, shading, and hooking. Instructional articles are complemented by features on such topics as hooked stair runners, clothing, wall hangings, decorations, and more, all beautifully illustrated with page after page of color photography. Rug Hooking magazine also has a subscription-based book club, which publishes 4 books per year, with topics ranging from Gene Shepherd’s comprehensive dyeing guides, to books on primitive rugs and easy punch needle projects. 

To apply for this position, please send a resume, salary expectations, cover letter, and writing samples to career.prime@primecp.com. The subject line must read: RH/WFC Editor 2024 – Position 2198

Northbrook, IL (Chicago) is our corporate office although post pandemic most staff work from home and live all over the world.  All positions can work in our office full-time, part-time, or work from home. We have full-time employees who have worked remotely since 2008.

If you have special needs and require assistance call us at (847) 205-9375.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, 401K, short term disability, and long term disability. Competitive salaries and bonus packages. Salary range is $45,000 – $65,000 depending on experience.

Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V

Sewing/Quilting Freelance Writer

Prime Publishing is looking for several editors to contribute sewing and/or quilting content to our women’s lifestyle websites on a freelance basis. Writers must not only be knowledgeable about sewing and/or quilting, but should also be comfortable creating step-by-step tutorials and taking photographs of projects and/or techniques. Video experience is bonus, but not required! We are looking for talented writers that have the ability to clearly, yet eloquently explain their hobby to a wide audience. Our readers appreciate simple and achievable projects.

Please note: This is a freelance position. The writer will be assigned several projects and pay will be determined per article.

TO APPLY: Please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and applicable writing samples to career.prime@primecp.com.

Knitting/Crocheting Freelance Writer

Prime Publishing is looking for several editors to contribute knitting and/or crochet content to our women’s lifestyle websites on a freelance basis. Writers must not only be knowledgeable about knitting and/or crochet, but should also be comfortable creating step-by-step tutorials and taking photographs of projects and/or techniques. Video experience is bonus, but not required! We are looking for talented writers that have the ability to clearly, yet eloquently explain their yarn hobby to a wide audience. Our readers appreciate simple and achievable projects.

Please note: This is a freelance position. The writer will be assigned several projects and pay will be determined per article.

TO APPLY: Please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and applicable writing samples to career.prime@primecp.com.

Digital Media Salesperson

Job Description
Prime Publishing LLC is currently expanding its digital sales team.  Through its network of niche content Web sites, Prime Publishing enables consumers to live fuller lives every day. The company creates women’s lifestyle content in the cooking and crafting niches, and we are advertising supported, like radio and television.  Earn a solid income while working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment with an entrepreneurial on-line media company.

Our Digital Media Executives are responsible for achieving their sales goals and those of our clients by leveraging a diverse and expanding online platform of solutions including e-mail content newsletters, social media, and web sites.

What’s in it for you?
– We start you off with solid training and continue with hands-on coaching and training from our leadership team.
– The ability to sell best in class online advertising products that deliver proven results to your customers
– Competitive base salary, plus commissions
– Unlimited commissions, quarterly bonus
– Expense account
– Complete employee benefits package, including medical, dental, life, short term disability, long term disability, and 401K

If you’re looking to work with a company that is focused in a growing industry and has a track record of results in business development, developing people, and innovation, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Find your success while helping your customers realize their own business goals through online advertising!

Desired Skills & Responsibilities

Skills:
– Thrives in a competitive, supportive sales environment.
– Enjoys the thrill of the hunt and is excited by cold calling.
– Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Prior sales experience required.  Media, direct response, and/or digital sales experience a plus.
– Has the ability to understand their clients’ needs to develop the right solution to meet their needs.
– Possesses exceptional communication, strong organizational & time management and computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
– Is a high user of Internet media (browsers, social media, and mobile technology)
– Sales experience in direct response, CPG, crafts, entertainment, or food-related categories are helpful.

Responsibilities:
– Penetrate large organizations and agencies to obtain branded and direct response advertising campaigns.
– Engage and strategize with agencies, brokers, and clients to determine their business needs and formulate ad sales programs.
– Help develop sales strategies, respond to RFPs, and generate proposals that meet the objectives of both the advertiser and the business.
– Has 2+ years of sales experience in new customer acquisition and account management (Entry Level).
– Has 6+ years of sales experience in new customer acquisition and account management (Senior Account Executive).

This position requires a strong conceptual and consultative sales approach. While we prefer experience in digital advertising sales, we will consider training candidates with great sales experience who wish to transition into digital advertising sales.

Company Description:
Prime Publishing operates a rapidly growing network of websites, social media, and e-mail consumer newsletters. We offer consumers the ability to share information through online communities, enjoy their passions, and make informed decisions.

Some quick facts:

– Cooking and crafting websites, communities, and content newsletters reaching an active demographic audience.
– Over 35 million page views monthly, consisting of projects, recipes, and content articles.
– More than 5.7 million readers subscribe to our daily content eNewsletters.

To Apply:
Our corporate office is in Northbrook, IL, minutes from I-94 and I-294 (Tollway); however, we have people who work for us remotely located throughout the United States. We welcome sales applicants who live anywhere and/or applicants in City of Chicago who prefer to work in a WeWork downtown Chicago office. Salary range is $35,000 – $80,000 + commissions and bonuses depending on experience.

If you have special needs and require assistance please email us at career.prime@primecp.com or call us at (847)-205-9375.

Send your cover letter,  resume with overall and/or major GPA, and overview of recent sales experience to career.prime@primecp.com, and please include “Digital Sales DS-9″ as the subject line of your email.

Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V

Digital Content Editor

Job Description:
Through its network of niche content websites, Prime Publishing enables consumers to ‘enrich lives and build community’ every day. The company creates women’s lifestyle content in the cooking and crafting niches.

We are seeking experienced Digital Content Editors for our content sites. Experience with crafting or cooking is a plus but not required. Our content is in the areas of crafting (general, knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, jewelry), recipes (desserts, general recipes, healthy recipes), and related niche content targeted primarily to women. We are a fast-growing company creating quality content and engaging consumers.

While we have a comprehensive training program, we prefer candidates with at least 2-5+ years of online or related editorial work experience.

Our editors work or collaborate in teams, and our training program includes:
– CMS – We have developed a proprietary content management system (CMS).
– SEO-Driven Content Creation – We teach you the basics about writing engaging copy, creating headlines and how to use analytical tools to write articles that will be found by consumers using search features on our websites and search engines.
– Email Marketing – We have developed a proprietary email marketing software system. We will teach you how to use this platform to build and analyze email newsletters.
– Public Relations/Blogger Outreach – We engage in an active series of campaigns, and our training covers sources of publicity, locating and engaging bloggers, writing press releases and blog posts, adding new projects/recipes, and tracking results.
– eBook creation – We offer our consumers free, downloadable PDF format books, typically 25-150 pages, and often themed around holidays. Our editorial teams research, create, publish, and promote these eBooks.

Digital Content Editors will work on our three primary sources of generating website traffic – newsletters, site content, and community:
– Newsletters – Create and analyze content for our daily email newsletters in order to maximize site traffic, reader engagement, open rates, and click rates.
– Site Content – Create, aggregate, and monitor content for our websites to increase monthly traffic from various sources.
– Community/Engagement – Promote and monitor content performance across major social media platforms and bloggers/influencers to reach a wider audience and drive increased traffic to our websites.

Qualifications:
– College graduate, preferably with BA/BS in English, Communications, Journalism, or similar concentration.
– At least 2 years of relevant online or relevant/related publishing experience is preferred
– Good understanding of HTML and/or online media.
– Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and time management skills.
– Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask.
– Interest in and/or experience with women’s lifestyle content.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to career.prime@primecp.com.

Northbrook, IL location. Minutes from I-94 (Edens) and I-294 (Tollway).  All positions can work in our office full-time, part-time, or work from home. Full-time work from home options are available – we have full-time employees who have worked remotely since 2008..

Note: Recent college graduates or those with less than 2 (two) years of editorial work experience will not be considered for this position.

We encourage recent college graduates and those without the required work experience to apply for our Editorial Apprentice position described on our career page.

If you have special needs and require assistance please email us at career.prime@primecp.com or call us at (847)-205-9375.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, 401K, short term disability, and long term disability. Salary range is $35,000 – $50,000 depending on experience.

Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V

Editorial Intern

Prime Publishing LLC is seeking Editorial Interns for our cooking and crafting websites. Interns will learn about digital publishing, including online writing, social media, blogger outreach, analytics, and content publishing. The internship is set up as a hands-on 12-week learning experience. Our goal is to not only teach skills but also provide opportunities to work on real projects.

Interns will work on our Editorial team and will learn about the following areas:

  • Site Content – Monitor, create, and update content for the websites to increase site traffic monthly.
  • Newsletters – Create and analyze newsletter content in order to maximize site traffic, newsletter performance, consumer engagement, and advertising opportunities.
  • Community – Monitor and create content across social media networks and blogs in order to reach a wider audience while implementing strategic goals.
  • Promotions – Secure product(s) for site reviews and giveaways in order to increase traffic, engage consumers, and network with companies and publishers while working closely with sales for new revenue streams.

Should there be mutual interest, we will share with you specifics of the internship program and the responsibilities entailed during a virtual interview.

Qualifications:
– College student, preferably with English or journalism concentration or equivalent experience.
– For summer interns, we prefer current juniors who will be entering their senior year in college.
– Graduate students who will be in school at least one more semester/quarter are also welcome to apply.
– Basic understanding of HTML and online media.
– Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and management skills.
– Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask.
– Interest in and/or experience with women’s lifestyle content.
– Winter, spring, summer and fall programs available.
– Coordination with college or university for credit is available as determined by college or university.

To Apply:

This is expected to be a full-time remote position.

Interns typically work from 8:30AM- 5:30PM (with one hour for lunch). Flex time programs are available. We prefer interns who can work 5 days per week (full time).

This is a paid internship. Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 short form writing samples (1-3 pages) to career.prime@primecp.com. Interviews will be conducted over Zoom; please indicate your date and time availability in your email.

If you have special needs and require assistance please email us at career.prime@primecp.com or call us at (847)-205-9375.

Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V

To learn more about this program and what other recent interns have said, please visit our internship overview page.

Editorial Apprentice

Job Description:
Through its network of niche content Web sites, Prime Publishing enables consumers to live fuller lives every day. The company creates women’s lifestyle content in the cooking and crafting niches.

We are seeking Editorial Apprentices for our content sites in the area of crafting (general, knitting, beading, quilting, crochet, sewing, jewelry) and recipes (desserts, general recipes, healthy recipes) and related niche content targeted primarily to women. We are a fast-growing company creating quality content and engaging consumers.

The apprentice program is set up as a 13-week work and learning experience. Our goal is to teach you a new skill each week and for you to help our editorial team on regular areas of responsibilities and special projects.

Editorial Apprentices will work in one or more of the following areas:
– Newsletter Editor – Create and analyze newsletter content in order to maximize site traffic, newsletter performance, consumer engagement, and advertising opportunities.
– Site Content Editor – Monitor, create, and update content for the web sites to increase site traffic monthly.
– Community Editor – Monitor and create content across social media networks and blogs in order to reach a wider audience while implementing strategic goals.
– Promotions Editor – Secure product(s) for site reviews and giveaways in order to increase traffic, engage consumers, and network with companies and publishers while working closely with sales for new revenue streams.

The company will determine where an Editorial Apprentice will be placed based upon Editorial Apprentice qualifications and company needs.

Some of the skills we teach or enhance in our training program include:
– CMS – We have developed a proprietary content management system (CMS). Our first week is focused on teaching you how to use this system.
– On-Line Writing – The second week, we teach you the basics about writing great copy and creating headlines, the difference between a blog post and a web site article, and how to use analytical tools to write articles that will be found by people using search features on our Web sites and search engines
– Public Relations/Blogger Outreach – We engage in an active series of campaigns, and our training covers sources of publicity, locating and engaging bloggers, writing press releases and blog posts, adding new projects/recipes, and tracking results.
– eBook creation – We offer our consumers at least two new free eBooks each month. These are downloadable PDF format books, typically 25 – 150 pages, and often themed around holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, etc. Our editorial teams research, create, publish, and promote these eBooks.

Qualifications:
– College graduate, preferably with BA/BS in English, Communications, or Journalism or similar concentration.
– Basic understanding of HTML and/or online media.
– Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and time management skills.
– Detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines effectively and multitask.
– Interest in and/or experience with women’s lifestyle content.
– Winter, spring, summer and fall programs available.

To Apply:
Northbrook, IL location. Minutes from I-94 (Edens) and I-294 (Tollway). All positions can work in our office full-time, part-time, or work from home. Full-time work from home options are available – we have full-time employees who have worked remotely since 2008.

Apprentice positions are paid an hourly wage of $15/hour. These are temporary, full-time positions for 90-days maximum. Full-time Editor positions are typically offered after the 13-week Editorial Apprentice program is completed. Positions are offered based on Editorial Apprentice candidate performance and company needs.  Entry-level Editor salaries begin at $35,000 per year plus full benefits.

If you have special needs and require assistance please email us at career.prime@primecp.com or call us at (847)-205-9375.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to career.prime@primecp.com.

Pre-Employment background check required. EOE/M/F/D/V