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Craft Editor- Milwaukee

Responsible for the craft content that appears in magazines and books. Primary responsibility is on Country Woman magazine and Taste of Home books. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Creates crafts from start to finish that are appropriate for publication. Produces accompanying instructions. • Writes, rewrites and edits craft instructions submitted by readers or third-party sources for publication. Works with these sources as needed to assure directions are clear. • Works with editors to plan and execute craft content for assigned publications. • Is a key participant in craft photo shoots. • Participates in craft contest judging and assesses merits of different entries. • Is capable of writing in proper voice for assigned projects. Ensures copy is accurate and consistent in quality. • Participates in related digital activities, such as answering reader questions as needed in online forums. • Takes the lead on the creative direction for crafts. Keeps abreast of trends and new ideas in the crafting community. • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong knowledge, background and interest in crafting. Knowledge and skills in sewing, quilting, knitting, and papercraft are essential. Also must have the ability to tackle a broad range of crafting techniques and mediums, such as painting, crocheting, woodcraft, needlepoint, embroidery and others. • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a communications-related field. • 2-5 years proven writing/editing or instructional skills in a craft-related setting. • Strong knowledge of table décor and general home décor and a demonstrated understanding of the principles of design and color. • Excellent decision-making skills, including ability to select appropriate content for publication. • Attention to detail and ability to write clear and accurate crafting instructions for publication. • Strong computer skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact well with internal staff at all levels and external sources. • Ability to organize and plan work to meet deadlines. • An understanding and appreciation of the audience. • Enthusiasm and a desire to be part of a talented and fast-moving team.

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