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Adventure Media & Events

Date Posted July 06, 2024
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time


Who We Are

Adventure Media & Events (AM&E), publisher of The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, is a trusted multimedia news organization within the toy, licensing, and entertainment industries. 

The No. 1 consumer resource for toys and games, The Toy Insider reaches millions of consumers and earns billions of media impressions each year through its robust website, gift guide, and broadcast TV appearances across major national and regional networks. 

Now in its 40th year, The Toy Book stands as the longest-running and largest toy trade publication in North America, serving professionals in the toy, game, children’s entertainment, and pop culture industries through its print magazine, website, and e-newsletter.

The Pop Insider is the only consumer publication in North America specifically dedicated to licensed merchandise for pop culture fanatics. Serving its audience of nearly 4 million readers each year, The Pop Insider provides fans with news, gift lists, and giveaways of all the hottest merch drops, collabs, and experiences through its print magazines, website, social media suite, and presence at major comic conventions.

Adventure Media & Events also hosts influencer and media events through its Toy Insider brand, connecting hundreds of creators and press with dozens of toy and game companies each year. Its Spring Fling, Sweet Suite, and Holiday of Play events are highly anticipated experiences. Adventure Media & Events also has a presence at major toy, game, and video game trade shows.

Who We’re Looking For

AM&E seeks an associate editor to join its team, with responsibilities spanning all three publications and events. 

This is a hybrid position with the flexibility to work from home as needed, and in-office appearances are required twice per week (preferably on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Applicants must be able to travel to and from Chelsea, New York City regularly. Travel to press events and media appearances in New York is also required. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

Writing & Editing:

  • Fielding press releases and managing news content for The Pop Insider, working with senior editors to determine coverage interest, importance, and fit; and assigning and/or writing engaging news briefs
  • Pitching of original content ideas for publication in print and/or online
  • Writing feature articles for The Pop Insider and The Toy Book print magazines
  • Managing print feature layouts and providing design direction
  • Engaging with freelancers, interns, and part-time news writers
  • Writing, editing, and laying out print articles and product showcases
  • Copyediting the work of your peers as needed
  • Editing weekly e-newsletters
  • Writing toy reviews

Media & Spokesperson:

  • Keeping an active eye on social media, industry publications, and mainstream news for stories worth covering that may not be pitched via press releases from external sources
  • Acting as a spokesperson for The Toy Insider on broadcast TV appearances related to toys and games. 
  • Meeting and maintaining relationships with executives at toy companies, PR agencies, etc.
  • Attending trade shows, media events, and conventions as needed, with occasional domestic and possibly international travel

Sponsored Programming:

  • Writing advertorial content for all three publications as needed
  • Craft advertorial content including shoppable listicles, Q&As and features
  • Produce copy for paid social media campaigns
  • Produce affiliate-based content, identify the best affiliate products by analyzing trends, and assist with affiliate strategies 


  • BA in English, communications, or journalism
  • Strong organizational skills
  • 2+ years of professional writing experience, preferably for online news, B2B, or entertainment website or print publication(s)
  • Comfort in front of the camera
  • Experience with affiliate marketing and/or copywriting
  • Strong copyediting skills with a familiarity with AP style
  • Professional experience with WordPress or similar CMS
  • Basic understanding of Photoshop and InDesign
  • Ability to travel to trade shows, comic cons, and other events in the U.S.

How to Apply

We are looking for a very organized, motivated individual who can multitask and consistently meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Marissa Silva, msilva[at]adventurepub[dot]com. In your cover letter, please outline what you can contribute to the Adventure Media team, and share an anecdote about your favorite toy of all time.

Adventure Media & Events is an equal opportunity employer committed to making employees feel safe and comfortable in the workplace, both in online communications and in-person settings. Our goal is to build a talented and diverse team and we welcome all job seekers of different races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and those of any other status or identity to apply.

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