Dollars & Sense
|Date Posted||March 07, 2023|
|Industry||Magazines / Publishing|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
We seek to hire a 32-hour-a-week co-editor for our small, 501c3 nonprofit publishing company. Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc., publishes the 49-year-old economic justice magazine Dollars & Sense, the “Real World” series of college-level economics readers, and the Dollars & Sense website. Our mission is to support social change by providing highly accessible reporting and analysis from a left perspective on the U.S. and global economies. We are cooperatively run, with three paid staff editors, all of whom participate in running the business side of the organization; we also have a volunteer editorial collective and a small nonprofit board. All staff members work remotely.
Primary duties: As a member of a team with other co-editors, the new co-editor will manage the organization and oversee the production of the bimonthly magazine and classroom book series. Together, the team has to accomplish the following tasks: organizing the contribution of the editorial collective, which helps with issue planning, reviewing articles, and copyediting; actively finding contributors; substantive editing of articles; maintaining good relations with authors; overseeing work-study students; coordinating layout and printing; coordinating scholars to plan classroom books; and promoting the books and magazine to potential audiences, including social movement activists.
Shared duties: All staff members contribute to the non-editorial tasks involved with running the business side of the organization, including office duties (such as answering phones), processing book orders, managing subscriptions, carrying out fundraising activities, and contributing to financial management. All staffers democratically oversee colleagues at weekly staff meetings and report to the board of directors. The new co-editor will actively contribute to running the organization by taking on some, but not all, of the aspects of the business operations listed above.
Skills and qualifications: We are looking for a self-starter with a background in editing and/or journalism and a commitment to economic justice. Some college experience is required. Also required: administrative skills, flexibility, strong attention to detail, interest in and experience with left/progressive media and politics, and the ability to work responsibly in a cooperative, nonhierarchical environment. Graphic design experience (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator) are a plus, as are web design skills (e.g., WordPress or html), experience with online CRM database management (e.g., CiviCRM), and economics training. Experience working in a nonprofit is also a plus.
Compensation and benefits: Salary is roughly $46,000 full-time equivalent; health and dental benefits (or reimbursement for premium); paid holidays, four weeks’ paid vacation, and paid sick/personal days; flexible work schedule.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and clips to: email@example.com, with the subject line: Co-editor Job. Your cover letter should say what experience and skills you would bring to this position, why you would like to work at Dollars & Sense, and three or so story ideas. We will start reviewing applications on April 1 for a start date of May 1.
Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc. d/b/a Dollars & Sense is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.