Editorial Assistant

Employer
Guideposts
Location
New York City, New York (US) - Lower Manhattan
Salary
Entry Level Competitive with full benefits and Paid Time Off
Posted
Feb 14, 2019
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

This position is primarily responsible for gathering, writing, editing and developing high-quality original content for Angels on Earth magazine and other Guideposts publications as well as assisting editor in chief with administrative duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research, pitch, ghostwrite and edit true first-person stories for each issue.
  • Interview story subject/narrator thoroughly, usually on phone.
  • Provide content and build inventory for assigned departments.
  • Work through edits and approvals with contributors in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Evaluate unsolicited manuscripts and advocate for compelling stories.
  • Contribute to other Guideposts publications (Guideposts, Mysterious Ways, special interest issues, in print and online) on an as-needed basis.

Experience/Education:

  •   College degree in creative writing and/or journalism, or equivalent work experience.
  •   Strong writing, editing and interviewing abilities. Ghostwriting experience a plus.
  •   Must be able to multitask and collaborate with editorial, art and digital staff.
  •   Experience actively engaging on social media sites on behalf of a brand or publication a plus.

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