Digital Editor at 5280

May 16, 2022
Denver, CO

5280 is seeking an innovative and creative digital editor to join its award-winning team. This senior-level staffer will be responsible for overseeing the daily editorial operations for, identifying new opportunities for growth and engagement, and steering 5280’s long-term digital efforts. The ideal candidate should be a highly organized, talented editor with impeccable judgment, a strategic and tactical thinker, a seasoned pro when it comes to headline writing and SEO, and an exceptional multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced digital journalism environment. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Conceiving of, assigning, and editing daily stories for, as well as digital-first packages and longform features 

  • Editing The Local, 5280’s daily newsletter and the Colorado Explorer (biweekly) 

  • Directing all digital projects and initiatives—from new website features to newsletter launches and cross-platform opportunities—and ensuring they’re completed on deadline and on budget

  • Coordinate with 5280 Magazine editorial leadership on editorial mission and strategy

  • Collaborating across departments to determine the short-term and long-term strategies for 5280’s digital business, and working with the team to bring those goals to fruition

  • Managing the digital editorial team of three staff members

  • Overseeing the digital editorial budget and processing invoices and expenses 

  • Monitoring real-time and monthly analytics to pinpoint trends and new opportunities for growth and engagement 

  • Working with the digital team to develop and execute a robust social media strategy 

  • Training the staff on digital best practices

  • Building and maintaining working relationships with a stable of freelancers

  • Working with 5280’s contract developer on website upgrades and fixes, as needed

  • Writing for and 5280 Magazine 


  • Five years of digital media experience, preferably in local journalism

  • Experience managing digital editorial workflows and web development projects 

  • Robust knowledge of SEO best practices, including conceptualizing content for keyword optimization and writing successful SEO headlines and meta descriptions 

  • Proficiency with Wordpress, html, Google Analytics,, Hubspot, and Adobe Creative Suite 

Preferred experience:

  • Strong management, organization, and communication skills

  • Background in newsletter creation and social media strategy and management

  • Familiarity with photography, photo editing, and video editing experience 

Salary: Starting at $70,000 


  • Health insurance (FSA, FSA dependent care, HSA options, Teledoc)

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision coverage

  • Paid parental leave

  • Public transportation or parking subsidies

  • 401K

  • Fitness club membership option

  • Paid time off 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5280 Magazine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds and life experiences to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

To Apply

Candidates should send a brief cover letter, resumé, and five fully fleshed-out story idea pitches tailored to a audience to [email protected] using the subject line “Digital Editor.”