Staff Writer, Custom Publications - Gulfshore Life magazine

Know your way around Naples? Love to write about luxury goods? Have a hankering to cover high-end homes? Get hopped up on healthy lifestyles? Then this might be the opening for you. Gulfshore Life magazine is looking for an energetic, creative and self-motivated candidate for a full-time entry level staff writer position in its Custom Publications department, which produces up to 18 specialty titles a year. We cover homes, real estate, health, luxury goods, the local community—you name it. It’s a perfect opportunity to report and write on a host of subjects, hone your craft and learn from an experienced team of seasoned journalists.

Applicants should have a background in journalism or related discipline and have some knowledge of the Naples area and Southwest Florida in general. Excellent writing, reporting and communication skills are musts. Talent at using the Internet as a reporting tool is a plus. Candidates should have the ability to work well under tight deadlines, skillfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively operate in a close-knit team environment. Bachelor Degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field is required, as is at least one year of academic-related or work experience.

Send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Michael Oricchio, managing editor/custom publications, Gulfshore Life magazine at [email protected]

Posted: 01/10/2019


Art Director – The Boca Raton Observer    

Talented and Creative Art Director needed for established, award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine.

Responsibilities for this full-time, in-house position include:

  • Develop the overall creative style and visual image of the publication (both digital and print) and determine how to best represent the concept visually
  • Aggregate and select photographs, art, and other design elements for print publication, website and major social media platforms
  • Manage all visual aspects of the brand
  • Develop agency quality ad designs for advertisers across a variety of industries
  • Work closely with both the Editor and Production Director

Successful candidate should be:

  • Experienced in editorial design, ideally with a city magazine or luxury focus
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with strong emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat/Distiller and inCopy; familiar with Web CMS platforms (MetroPublisher a plus), basic HTML, Microsoft Office products and print production.
  • Experienced using the major social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of typography & photography
  • Deadline-driven, positive attitude and collaborative team work ethic
  • Open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Ability to successfully manage/implement multiple projects simultaneously
  • Follow a broad range of local and national lifestyle topics including dining, shopping, arts, culture and travel.

The Boca Raton Observer is an established, monthly gloss magazine averaging 150 to 200 pages per issue with a 50/50 mix of editorial to advertisement.  The magazine is one of Florida’s most award-winning magazines and a recent recipient of the Florida Magazine Association’s Charlie Award for Best Overall Magazine. The magazine is dedicated to the community lifestyle of affluent Boca Raton, Florida.   Total AAM (ABC) audited circulation is more than 100,000 copies, the largest of any magazine in Palm Beach County.  Total readership is 165,000. Please visit to view current and back issues.

Design experience in magazine publishing is required. You must be able to work well in a deadline-oriented environment.
Salary range is commensurate on experience.
Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected].  Include salary requirements and three design clips.   No phone calls please.


Posted: 12/12/2018

Magazine Production Manager/Graphic Designer

Leading South Florida publishing company is seeking a production manager/designer for all its publications. The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ consumer magazine experience and an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts or related field. Duties include ad, web ad, in-house promotional material and special section design, ad trafficking, troubleshooting submitted ad files, contract administration and maintenance, mapping publications, acting as liaison between magazine and clients, vendors and printers; creating digital version of magazine for web posting; uploading and review of all PDF press-ready files for printer and all other magazine production duties. Assist Sales Dept. with marketing/advertising requests. Set yearly production schedule for edit, art, production, circulation and printer deadlines. Maintain Epson large format color proofing printer, Canon copier/printer; check ink supply/waste toner cartridge, reorder as necessary.

Special skill sets include the ability to work quickly within tight deadlines, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior customer service, close working knowledge of the printing process (the ability to create press-ready files, i.e. bleeds, PDF proofing, color separations - spot vs. CMYK is a must), organization and planning skills. Must have proficiency with the Adobe CC suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator). Web skills including design of digital editions, html, and interactive media are a plus. Color-correction and image manipulation using Photoshop and Lightroom is a plus. Candidates must be experienced at preflighting and troubleshooting InDesign layouts through all stages of production with strict attention to detail. IT knowledge is a plus.

All candidates must provide a portfolio link or pdf of work samples and salary requirements for consideration to [email protected]. No phone calls. In-state (Florida) candidates only.


Posted: 06/01/2018


Sales Director

Experienced sales director to sell print and digital advertising for an association covering the state of Florida.

Our products are successful and profitable, and the position comes with a well-established account base. We’re only looking to fill this job because our current sales director is retiring after 21 years.

To succeed in this job, you must:

  • Have advertising sales experience with print magazines, digital newsletters and e-blasts.
  • Be self-motivated, organized and have proven track record in prospecting, client service, business development and consultative sales.
  • Have strong written, verbal and phone skills.
  • Have excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of advertisers in the real estate industry helpful.


  • Generate print and digital revenue to meet/exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals.
  • Manage the sales and production cycle from beginning to end.
  • Develop strong relationships with company owners and other advertising prospects.
  • Work effectively with advertising and marketing agencies.
  • Represent association at events in Florida and nationally.

Job is based in Orlando with 2-4 prospecting trips to national events each year.

Salary plus commission

To apply, email [email protected]