|Date Posted||January 13, 2022|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
The Pitch is seeking a part-time Assistant Editor who will help us polish our pieces to perfection, improve the look of articles on our website, and advance our editorial vision as we grow under a new ownership team. The Assistant Editor will report to the Editor-in-Chief.
Job responsibilities include:
Copyediting and proofreading digital stories on a daily basis
Building and scheduling magazine pieces in WordPress for online publication
Copyediting magazine stories during monthly deadlines
Developing and scheduling weekly freelance emails with stories/topics editorial wants covered in collaboration with Editor-in-Chief
Working with and mentoring primary staff writer
Producing infographics for stories using infographics software
Journalism writing experience a plus
The ideal candidate will have their finger on the pulse of news and culture in Kansas City. They will also have a strong working knowledge of AP Style, copyediting and proofreading experience, and an enthusiasm for learning new software that maximizes the quality of digital stories. Applicants must be based in the Kansas City area and available for in-office work during print magazine deadlines.
This position is a minimum of 20 hours per week with an hourly wage of $20. Within this position, there is the opportunity to pitch the Editor-in-Chief directly and receive priority for covering stories, with an emphasis on features and profiles. Stories would be written outside of the 20 working hours and compensated with additional freelance pay. This position can be hybrid in-person and remote depending on COVID safety concerns.
Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Optionally, include a maximum of three clips of previous work. Email subject line should read “Assistant Editor Application – [Your Name].” Applications will be reviewed and a candidate hired on a rolling basis.