Arts Editor

Real Change, Seattle, Washington

Date Posted November 12, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $46,000-$48,000

Description:

The Arts Editor position is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Real Change Editor. This position ensures continuous high-quality graphics, layout and original art for the weekly print newspaper and manages the paper’s production schedule. The position also supports Real Change development and communication functions generated by other departments.

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project was founded in 1994 to offer immediate employment options for poor and homeless adults and challenge the structures that create poverty.  Real Change serves our vendors and unsheltered folks through three integrated approaches:

Real Change is currently a majority white organization, with an all-white leadership team. Poverty and homelessness disproportionately affects people of color, which is reflected in our Vendor population. We are actively working on equity and inclusion through policy review, caucusing, and our strategic plan workgroups. It is a key area of growth and an identified priority moving forward.  We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical ability, political affiliation, religion and any other non-merit factor.  We equally value and strive to support all employees and job candidates.

Working under COVID: This position is required to be partially in office, this schedule will be established upon hire.  Real Change takes COVID very seriously; we require masks, work schedules are staggered to limit the number of people in the office, we utilize air purifiers, have a daily sanitation routine, use plexiglass around high traffic areas, and monitor staff for any Covid symptoms.  The job description represents current work duties, and may shift some during Covid so that we can effectively meet our mission and serve our Vendor population.

A. Editorial 85%

 

B. Development / Communications 10%

 

C. Interdepartmental and Other Activities (5%) 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Compensation: Salary range is $48,000-$55,000. Benefit package includes Health and Dental coverage, generous PTO - 3 weeks’ vacation, 2 weeks’ sick, 10 holidays, 403B Retirement Fund with a 4% Real Change contribution, flexible work schedule and professional development funds.

Accessibility:  Real Change office is not explicitly scent-free, uses fluorescent lights, and welcomes pets.  Our office on the second floor is accessible via an elevator and three are two steps up to access the Advocacy area in our office on the first floor.

 

To apply, please email us two arts samples and two journalistic samples; your resume and a short cover letter to jobs@realchangenews.org with “Arts Editor” and your last name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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