Tell Us What You Can Bring to TLP’s Table

Thank you for your interest in joining the Local Palate team.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Advertising Sales Executive

The Local Palate magazine is seeking a seasoned, talented, and enthusiastic Advertising Sales Executive. Candidates to be considered must possess a minimum of three years experience in an account executive or sales management role, understand how to sell print, digital, event partnerships and sponsorships. Client relationships within the travel and tourism, consumer products, luxury, shelter, and culinary space will be given priority. Individual must have the ability to plan for the larger picture while prioritizing immediate tasks, be an adept multi-tasker with proven communication and sales skills, and be highly motivated and deadline-driven. Experience in the tourism (CVB) world is a plus; an understanding of Southern food culture is essential. 


  • Present, promote and sell products/services using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers
  • Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships
  • Reach out to customer leads through cold calling
  • Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction
  • Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule
  • Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments
  • Analyze the territory/market’s potential, track sales and status reports
  • Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.
  • Keep abreast of best practices and promotional trends
  • Continuously improve through feedback


  • Proven ability to generate revenue across multiple media platforms
  • Great drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to travel
  • Deal oriented
  • Independently motivated, but with a collaborative spirit
  • Culinary familiarity
  • Consistently meets or exceeds goals
  • Proven understanding of effective budgeting, marketing, and business plans
  • Detail-oriented and deadline savvy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Public speaking prowess
  • Superior writing skills
  • Flexible, with excellent time-management skills

Graphic Designer

The Local Palate Magazine is seeking a Graphic Designer who possesses strong graphic design and photography skills and has 2-3 years of experience. This role will report directly to the Art Director and will work closely with the editorial, marketing, sales, and digital teams to ensure visual brand continuity across all platforms, effectively and efficiently. This position may be remote or based in Charleston, South Carolina.


  • Work closely with the Art Director to plan, design, and execute all aspects of design needs across all print & digital platforms through final production stages
  • Update and maintain files, master templates, styles, and branded elements
  • Design revisions, create print-ready layouts, copy-edit, and prepare files for final press production
  • Assist the Art Director with photo research, in-house photography, photo selection, and outsourced image requests
  • Manage photo assets, color corrections, and proofing
  • Work with Art Director to decide which images to publish
  • Work with Art Director to collect outsourced photography needed for the publication.
  • Manage and organize the internal photo database and archive of project driven assignments.
  • Ensure all assignments are photographed and edited on time for publication and in the correct format to not delay daily workflow.
  • Conceptualize and design layouts according to brand templates and styles for both digital and print materials
  • Collaborate with the Art Director to develop new design concepts and workflows
  • Understanding of all phases of design production and processes.
  • Ability to shoot in-house photography as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing design and photography skills.
  • Positive attitude, strong interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency in page layout, typography, editorial grids, style sheets, and templates.
  • Basic knowledge of photography, file sizing, image quality, and photo editing skills.
  • Well-organized, with attention to detail, good problem-solving skills, time management, and excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and MS Office.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with changing priorities.

To apply, please send a resume and portfolio link to Editor-in-Chief Erin Byers Murray via the link below.

Associate Editor

The Local Palate is seeking an Associate Editor to join our editorial team. This position works directly with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. The primary responsibilities include researching, pitching, and writing stories for print and online publication; fact checking and copy editing; overseeing the editorial internship program and working closely with interns; and providing general administrative support. Travel is required. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of journalism; have a journalism degree or proven coursework; be an ace writer and researcher with the ability to write clear, concise copy on a deadline; have an eagle eye for proofreading and fact checking; have excellent time management and organizational skills; have a passion for telling stories about food; and be willing to bring fresh, original, and creative ideas to the table. This full-time position may be remote or based in Charleston, South Carolina.


  • Responsible for several columns in each of the quarterly issues per year, from researching and interviewing sources to writing content and / or working with freelancers to assign stories, edit content, and move copy through the production process.
  • Responsible for writing multiple features throughout the year for the quarterly publication as well as the stand-alone special issues (9 issues total per year)
  • Contribute to editing all copy going into print publication, from draft through design process through upload
  • Pitch story ideas for all departments of the magazine and features
  • Field pitches from freelance writers and publicists to shape the magazine’s content and voice
  • Work closely with freelancers to determine assignments and manage copy throughout the process
  • Work as a liaison between sources and art department for coordinating photography
  • Occasional writing for website and newsletters
  • Represent TLP in various capacities, such as at events and with social media content
  • Occasional travel for work-related events and research


The ideal candidate has a passion for sharing stories, an appreciation for good food, and an excitement for growing an established media brand.

  • 2 to 3 years of experience working on the editorial staff of a print publication
  • Impeccable editing skills; keen attention to detail; firm knowledge of AP Style
  • Highly organized and obsessed with deadlines
  • Expertise with full Adobe suite, especially experience editing in InCopy
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Drive, Dropbox, Trello and Slack
  • Recipe editing experience a plus
  • Current on food, drink, and travel trends

To apply, please send a resume and portfolio link to Editor-in-Chief Erin Byers Murray via the link below.