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Publication or Company The Intelligent Optimist
Job Title Associate Editor
Industry Magazine Publishing
Salary Leave Blank
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA
Job Requirements Your role:
You’ll be the associate editor in the office in San Francisco. The editor-in-chief is also based here, but on a day-to-day basis, you’ll mostly work via e-mail and Skype, in English, with the editor and the associate editor of the magazine’s Dutch edition, who both work from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to this, you’ll be the most direct editorial contact for the design team based in our San Francisco office.

Your tasks:
• Write for the magazine
• Write stories for the web, working with our Facebook page and Twitter feed, preparing newsletters, and preparing stories that have been submitted by our bloggers ready for the Web
• Edit articles by freelancers and translations of Dutch pieces to make them ready for print. You will do this in close cooperation with the editor
• Prepare stories for print together with the designers
• Coordinate the translation of articles from Dutch to English
• Be the main contact for columnists
• Work closely with the copy-editor
• Continuously come up with article ideas

We expect that you have:
- Excellent writing skills,
- At least three years experience as a writer or editor of an established media initiative
- Experience with web-based journalism and social media
- A good work spirit, and patience with working irregular hours (because of the international nature of the company)
- An independent work ethic

How to apply:
- Please submit your cover letter, resume and a reference to The Intelligent Optimist’s editor-in-chief, Jurriaan Kamp, by reply through mediabistro.
- Include three samples of work that you are very proud of, preferably recently published magazine or newspaper articles.
- Please send a one-page handwritten letter about optimism to Global Light Media LLC, 268 Bush St, #4419, CA 94104 San Francisco.

To learn more:
Visit: www.theoptimist.com
Location: San Francisco. Our office is based in the financial district.
Application deadline: August 10th
About Our Company The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode Magazine) is a print and online publication about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better. We believe in progress, ongoing opportunities and the creativity of humankind. We know there’s a solution for each problem. Ode Magazine was founded in the spring of 1995 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by Jurriaan Kamp and Hélène de Puy. They wanted to create an alternative to mainstream publications, a magazine that was open to inspiring stories of positive change. In the summer of 2004, Kamp and De Puy moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to launch the English-language edition of the magazine. The magazine appears six times a year in both English and Dutch, with a worldwide circulation of more than 100,000. Offices are based in Rotterdam and San Francisco.

We offer:
An inspiring, creatively chaotic workplace with friendly international colleagues. Because we are such a small team, and deadlines are always on the horizon, we expect you to hit the ground running. But we’re more than happy to pick you up. This is a junior position; we prefer journalists with at least three years of experience as a writer or editor of an established media initiative.
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