Community Writer/Editor

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| Baton Rouge, LA

Do you have a passion for people, a curiosity about your community, and a knack for telling a great story? inRegister—an award-winning monthly lifestyle magazine and multimedia brand that covers the people, places, style and culture that make the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, region an extraordinary place to live—is looking for a community writer or editor to join our team. This person will oversee the print magazine’s Community section, write articles for print and online, and oversee the creation of original content for the twice-weekly e-newsletter inRegister@Home. This role will be filled at either the writer or editor level, dependent upon experience level of the successful candidate. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week); the person holding the position must reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Reports to:

inRegister Publisher



Who you are:
  • Ability to multitask and produce high-quality content in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • A commitment to accuracy and the ethical principles that guide excellence in journalism.
  • A collaborative spirit and the desire to work to high standards.
What you'll being doing:
  • Collaborates with the inRegister editorial team to develop story ideas for upcoming issues.
  • Oversees Community section of the print magazine, which includes maintaining a calendar of community events to cover, ensuring coverage of each event, and preparing Community section pages for production. Attends events, takes pictures, gathers names, etc. Assigns photographers to events that he/she cannot attend.
  • Produces creative, engaging and relevant content for the print magazine and website. Articles range from brief items to larger features.
  • Facilitates the production of the e-newsletter inRegister@Home each Tuesday and Thursday, including brainstorming content and themes, editing intern stories, publishing stories online, and sending newsletter.
  • Helps with social media content creation, including Instagram stories promoting each edition of the newsletter.
  • Develops, maintains and expands sources for articles through regular contact with people in the Baton Rouge community.
  • Proofreads all Community pages of inRegister prior to publication.

Education Qualifications:

B.A. degree in Journalism, English or other relevant field.

Experience and Software Qualifications:

Strong writing, editing, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe InCopy, and DSLR photography is a plus.

What you'll get:

In addition to a creative and happy work environment, Melara Enterprises is committed to providing its employees with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.

The company provides full-time employees with a variety of optional benefits that may be selected based upon personal needs—some at no cost and for others, the cost is shared by Melara Enterprises and employees.

Perks and Benefits for Full-time employees:
Work Environment:

Melara Enterprises is a multimedia company that publishes 225 Magazine, inRegister, Baton Rouge Business Report, 10/12 Industry Report and a host of other specialty publications, websites and e-newsletters. We also provide custom creative solutions for clients through Studio E and leadership training for rising leaders through our Business Report Executive Leadership Academy.  

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a national award-winning institution, a strong regional brand, and an organization with a rich history of excellence and community service. Career opportunities with us mean working hard to achieve our mission in a collaborative and inclusive culture, but also having fun together. We have a talented team with diverse people, ideas, interests, and skills. We embolden entrepreneurial spirit and we reward excellence and achievement.

Melara Enterprises provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Physical requirements:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods, stand, walk, use hands and arms, talk, hear, and view a computer monitor for extended periods. Lifting up to 30+lbs occurs occasionally.

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