Editor, Northern Woodlands Magazine

Center for Northern Woodlands Education
Lyme, New Hampshire
Up to $57,000 per year
Sep 06, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Full Time

Northern Woodlands magazine cultivates learning, thoughtful stewardship, and a sense of shared identity among a diverse community of forest stakeholders in the Northeast. In a period of rapid change and divisive rhetoric, we’re rising to the challenge by growing our organizational capacity, diversifying our media offerings, and putting greater focus on strategic partnerships. If you enjoy a creative and highly collaborative environment – and believe that it’s possible to make a difference and have fun while you’re doing it – consider joining our team.

Position Summary

The Editor is responsible for managing the quarterly print publication Northern Woodlands, and developing related digital content. This position involves all aspects of magazine production, including content development, reporting, editing, overseeing design and production, and managing editorial budgets. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Editor also helps to conceive and execute special projects that serve the nonprofit’s educational mission.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee production of the quarterly magazine, including planning, assignments, and layout
  • Manage annual editorial budget, including negotiating payments
  • Supervise and support the Assistant Editor
  • Cultivate a growing network of creative contributors, with particular emphasis on ensuring a diversity of experiences and voices related to forests
  • Lead efforts to develop digital content integrated with the magazine, including podcasts, video shorts, interactive web events, and blogs
  • Lead editorial meetings, focus group discussions, and other efforts to generate feedback and new content ideas

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Excellent editing and writing skills.
  • Previous experience managing editorial content, including written and graphic elements.
  • Experience with magazine editing and digital media production are highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple contributors, meet deadlines and manage an editorial budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor, collaborative spirit, and readiness to interact with a diverse constituency of readers and contributors
  • Strong communication skills, including comfort speaking in public settings and leading discussions
  • A passion for the Northeast’s forests and people
  • Significant personal or professional experience relating to forest stewardship, the forest industry, forest ecology, and/or environmental education are highly desirable
  • A willingness to attend to the small details of magazine production, while also contributing to strategic discussions and long-term planning
  • The ability to work most days out of the nonprofit’s Lyme, New Hampshire office. For an exceptional candidate, there is the possibility of a relocation period of up to six months.

Schedule, Wages, and Benefits

The successful candidate will work full time at a salary of $50,000 to $57,000 per year, depending on skills and experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation (24 days per year), Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurance (partially sponsored), and a flexible program of paid medical and short-term family leave.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of at least two references to search@northernwoodlands.org. Review of applications will begin October 4. A full job description will be provided to those invited for an interview. 

The mission of the Center for Northern Woodlands Education is to advance a culture of forest stewardship in the Northeast and to increase understanding of and appreciation for the natural wonders, economic productivity, and ecological integrity of the region’s forests. We publish a quarterly magazine and a weekly series of natural history essays. We also organize an annual conference and share stories about forests through our website and social media accounts.