Co-editor, Dollars & Sense
We seek to hire a 32-hour-a-week Co-Editor for our small, 501c3 nonprofit publishing company. Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc. publishes the 44-year-old economic justice magazine Dollars & Sense,the “Real World” series of college-level economics readers, the Dollars & Sense website, and two blogs. Our mission is to support social change by providing highly accessible reporting and analysis from a left perspective on U.S. and global economic issues and organizing. We are cooperatively run with four paid staff members, a volunteer editorial collective, and a small board of directors. The staff person is required to work out of our office, located near Boston’s South Station at the Nonprofit Center of New England.
Primary duties: With a co-editor, oversee the production of the bimonthly magazine and classroom book series. This involves organizing the contribution of the editorial collective, which helps with issue planning, review of articles and copyediting; actively finding contributors; substantive editing of articles; maintaining good relations with authors; overseeing interns; coordinating layout and printing; writing articles and occasional blog posts; coordinating scholars to plan classroom books; and contributing to book promotion.
Shared duties: All staff members contribute to the office by answering phones, taking book orders, democratically overseeing colleagues at weekly staff meetings, contributing to financial management, and reporting to the board of directors. The co-editor actively contributes to the running of Dollars & Sense by taking on an aspect of the business operations.
Skills and qualifications: We are looking for a self-starter with a background in journalism and editing who is comfortable taking responsibility and leadership, and working in a team. Some college experience required. Graduate degree a plus. Also required: administrative skills, flexibility, strong attention to detail, experience working in a nonprofit; commitment to economic justice; interest in and experience with left/progressive media and politics; ability to work in a fast-paced, cooperative, non-hierarchical environment. Graphic design experience (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign) a plus, as are web design skills (e.g.,WordPress or html) and economics training.
Compensation and benefits: Salary: roughly $42,000 full-time equivalent; health and dental benefits (or reimbursement for premium); paid holidays, four weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick/personal days; flexible work schedule.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and clips to: firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line: Magazine 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 Monday February 19for a start date of April 1.
Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc. dba Dollars and Sense is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.