Assistant Editor

Jun 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Miriam Axel-Lute
Full Time
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.

Send cover letter, resume, and clips or writing samples. Include as a cover letter postscript any copyediting changes you would make to this ad.

Applications will be accepted immediately until the position is filled. No calls please.