Everyday Feminism is seeking a full-time Editor who will be primarily responsible for editing and supporting the contributors with producing posts that’s aligned with our editorial vision of personal and social liberation and follows our editorial standards and process. They will help intersectional feminists develop their writing skills to amplify the power and impact of marginalized voices in our society and expand our public dialogue around different social issues.
The Editor will be supervised by the Managing Editor and work closely with the Senior Editor, editorial staff, and contributors. Since Everyday Feminism is a virtual organization, the Editor will work remotely and attend meetings via telephone and videoconferencing.
This position is compensated with a $45,000-50,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience, with competitive benefits. As we become more financially sustainable, we are committed to raising this and other salaries at Everyday Feminism.
Founded just four years ago, Everyday Feminism has quickly grown from a small bootstrapped start-up into one of the most popular feminist online media sites in the world, with a few million readers from over 150 countries per month. We’re excited to continue this growth with our expanding team. So please apply soon if you’d like to join us!
- Supports the Managing Editor with publishing high quality, relevant posts on a consistent and timely basis
- Primarily works closely with the contributors by editing their posts to create emotionally resonant, educationally effective posts
- Holds the contributors to our editorial standards, processes, and deadlines
- Works closely with the Senior Editor to make sure posts fully reflect the editorial vision they have co-created
- Engages in editorial envisioning and strategic planning for the online magazine with the editorial team
- Assists in the recruitment, vetting, and training of new contributors
- Assists in the maintaining and obtaining of external partnerships with other organizations, including traffic sharing and cross-publication
- Other responsibilities as requested
- Bachelor’s degree (or corresponding experience) in related field (English, Journalism, Communications, Education, etc.)
- Two or more years experience working in online publication, preferably for social justice-oriented outlets
- Mastery of copy editing skills in alignment with MLA, APA, and/or AP standards
- General understanding of the online feminist community, in terms of trends and gaps
- Passion for intersectional feminism, liberation for all people, and compassionate activism
- Well-versed in multiple social justice topics, including (but not limited to) gender, race, queer and trans identity, class, size, dis/ability, and violence
- Strong degree of insight, compassion, empathy, and ability to see from other people’s perspectives and meet them where they’re at
- Demonstrated strong interest in a career in editing and/or communications
- Enjoys collaborating, engaging in creative thinking, and learning in both an individual and group process
- Well-organized, meticulous, and detail-oriented
- Self-directed, flexible, and eager to meet or exceed objectives
- Eager to learn, willing to experiment knowing it might fail, and able to admit mistakes or inexperience
- Strong ability and comfort with working independently and as part of a team
- Experience with WordPress and HTML is preferred
- Familiar with (or willing to learn) various learning theories, including social learning theory, script theory, zone of proximal development, and Miller’s Law is preferred
- Graphic design skills and experience with design software like Photoshop or Illustrator is preferred
- Lives in the United States – due to the complexity of taxes and legalities of hiring employees in other countries, we are not accepting applications from outside the US
We are currently accepting applications for January/February start date. Early applications are encouraged since it is a rolling process. When we are no longer accepting new applications, we will note it as “Closed Positions” on our Join the Team page.
Please send the following to Melissa A. Fabello at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Editor Application – [Insert Your Name]” in the subject line:
- Resume or CV
- Cover letter
- Reference letter
- Contact information for two more references
- 3-5 editing samples
Your resume or CV should clearly and concisely summarize your experience working in this (and any other) field(s) and demonstrate your copy editing skills.
In your cover letter, please address the following questions:
- Why are you drawn to Everyday Feminism as a publication? Why do you think that Everyday Feminism is a good fit for your own work?
- Why should Everyday Feminism be drawn to you? What skills and experiences do you bring to the table that we could really benefit from?
- How does intersectional feminism and your experiences as a person with marginalized and privileged identities play a role in your day-to-day life? How does this affect your work?
- What role do you find yourself taking on teams or in groups? How is this a help and a hindrance to your team-working ability?
Your reference letter should be from someone who has worked in a supervisory position (professional or academic) to you. Your other two references can be personal, academic, or professional.
Your editing samples should include finalized work that is appropriate for an online audience, preferably in a style similar to the content published on Everyday Feminism. If you are also a writer, you are welcome to send three editing samples and two writing samples.
Because of the volume of applications received, Everyday Feminism will only contact people whose applications move forward. So unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests for updates on your application status. Thank you for understanding!
Everyday Feminism is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. People with multiple marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply, including queer, trans, and disabled people of color and size.