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Assistant Editor

Publication or Company 
Industry  Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Non-profit
Salary Under $35,000
Benefits 401K/403B, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Montclair, NJ
Experience Level 2 years
Job Requirements Our ideal candidate:
  • Has a committment to social justice, the empowerment of low-income people, and the right of everyone to live in a healthy neighborhood. Direct familiarity with the fields of community development, affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, urban planning, community organizing, or related topics a plus.

  • Gets joy out of organizing chaos and keeping track of a million moving parts. Is able to juggle deadlines with very different time frames.

  • Is an obsessive copyeditor who knows AP style and gets a thrill from catching that last typo or misplaced comma. (Edit test required.)

  • Is comfortable using Macs, Social Media, basic html, and Constant Contact or similar email management systems. Familiarity with InDesign and Expression Engine a plus.

  • Has experience with and love of structural editing, and an eagerness to learn more.

  • Willing and able to travel periodically.

  • Is willing and able to cheerfully pitch in on administrative tasks, from mailing boxes of magazines (must be able to lift a 40lb box) to answering phones.

  • Has a bachelor’s degree or a few years experience in publishing, editing, journalism, or communications.

About Our Company Shelterforce is a 39-year-old nonprofit magazine with a devoted readership. We both support and challenge the field of community development. We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly staff in the role of assistant editor.

Job duties include:
  • Manage Shelterforce’s multi-contributor blog

  • Compile the editorial section of Shelterforce’s weekly e-newsletter using Constant Contact

  • Manage Shelterforce’s online content

  • Editorial tracking and planning

  • Promote Shelterforce content.

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This is not a remote position. The office and the job are located in Montclair, New Jersey. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and competitive with other similar nonprofit organizations. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and retirement plan.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. NHI/Shelterforce is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes and values the benefits of diversity. Individuals who share this belief are encouraged to apply.