Assistant Editor

The Pitch Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Date Posted January 13, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Part-time
Salary $20/hour
Website https://www.thepitchkc.com/work-here/

Description:

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:

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 brock@thepitchkc.com and lily@thepitchkc.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.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.