job description

The Arkansas Times is looking for a full-time Culture Editor to help lead our coverage of arts, entertainment and culture across web and print. Our Culture Editor must be able to work in multiple ways: doing daily web reports on calendar events and the latest culture news; create feature articles for the monthly print magazine; and share all culture news and features on our social media platforms. The candidate will be responsible for conducting, transcribing and self-editing interviews for weekly web features; and should feel comfortable generating story ideas as well as writing assigned stories.

Interested applicants should send a resume (and any relevant writing excerpts) to Stephanie Smittle at [email protected] (Smittle, our current cultural editor, is sticking around! She’ll be taking up a new position at the Arkansas Times.)


  • Experience in digital or print media is a plus, but there are a variety of work experiences that could help a candidate excel.
  • Experience with WordPress or other publishing platforms is a plus. The candidate will regularly post their work on Arkansas Times social media platforms, so experience with social media posting platforms is a plus.
  • The publisher must be able to balance larger features with shorter daily content in a fast-paced publishing environment.
  • The editor must be able to both self-publish their own writing and receive advice from other editors.
  • The Arkansas Times has has always been a publication with a deep sense of place, so it’s important that our cultural editor lives in central Arkansas, where our office is located.

Why the Arkansas Times?

Founded in 1974, the Arkansas Times is a lively and opinionated source of Arkansas news, politics and culture. Our monthly magazine is free in more than 500 locations across central Arkansas, and our businesses cover print, digital, and live events. Our daily online reports are fueled by political news and analysis, engaging entertainment coverage and smart food writing.


Starting salary is based on level of experience. Full-time benefits include 401(k), health insurance, flexible health spending account, and life insurance.

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