Join the Hyphen Staff

STAFF OPENINGS

Hyphen is an all volunteer run organization that has produced print magazines and online content since 2003. We are always interested in experienced and passionate people to join our amazing teams. Our current staff positions are listed below. 

Most staff positions require a committment of 1-2 years, regular weekly meeting attendance (can be virutual/not based in the Bay Area), and can range from 10-25+ hours a month.
 

Creative Team

Creative Director

Application Deadline: December 20th, 2015 (open until position is filled)

Seeking an artistic and highly organized person with an affinity for Asian American arts and culture. You’ll lead the creative team which includes an Art Director, Photo Director, photo editor and designers, and work closely with the editorial staff to design Hyphen’s award winning print magazine. You’ll also be a member of the Hyphen leadership team, a collaborative leadership structure comprised of team leads and longtime staffers.

LGBTQ Section

LGBTQ Section - Managing Editor

Application Deadline: December 20th (open until position is filled)

Seeking a talented and detailed oriented person with strong writing and editorial skills for the LGBTQ Managing editor position. You’ll work directly with the LGBTQ Editor and other senior editors from Hyphen print and blog departments to ensure that LGBTQ voices and stories are regularly written and posted online. This section is the first dedicated LGBTQ section in a national Asian/AAPI media outlet.

Web Team

Web Content Manager

Help enhance Hyphen's Internet presence. If you can tweet, Facebook, edit, write and know what HTML stands for, we're looking for you. The web producers work under the Online Editor to manage our social media and website, which can include posting blog entries and news stories, archiving of print edition content and other production duties. They coordinate with editorial, social media, blog and tech team members to keep Hyphen's website fresh and current. Familiarity content management systems, especially Drupal, is a plus.

Web Designer + Content Manager

Seeking web designers to keep the Hyphen website looking snazzy and sharp. Help create banner ads to highlight Hyphen content, create graphics for online stories, and custom code so the website works well across multiple browsers and devices using Drupal 7. 

Web Programmer

We're looking for new web programmers to join our team!

Magazine and Online Editorial Team

STAFF WRITERS & BLOG COLUMNISTS

Hyphen is looking for writers with style and sass to cover a range of topics from the frivolous to the serious, for both our print editions and website. Assignments may range from profiles to in-depth feature stories, current events-oriented news and analysis to book, movie and music reviews -- so long as they are well written and solidly reported.

COPY EDITOR

Wordsmiths with a sense of style and substance are what we're looking for in a Hyphen copy editor. If you can shine copy like car wax and make headlines sing, we're looking for you. Previous copy editing experience and knowledge of AP style desired.

BLOG EDITORS

The blog editor manages a team of regular columnists and occasional bloggers/staff contributors, providing them with content edits and copyedits of their posts as well as technical support in our CMS, Drupal 7. 

FRONT OF BOOK EDITOR

FOB editors coordinate the shorter, fun, quirky features that open the print magazine. We need editors who can use style and humor to create a section that draws in readers. We prefer that our editors be landlocked to the San Francisco Bay Area (though consideration is extended to those living elsewhere). Blog columnists and staff writers, however, may work remotely. 

FEATURES EDITOR AND DEPUTY FEATURES EDITOR

Help develop the in-depth stories that anchor the magazine. We're looking for a team of editors to put together stories that explore a more complex representation of Asian America that is missing from most media. They can be serious, they can be funny, but most of all they are enlightening and well-crafted for both print and web. We prefer that our editors be landlocked to the San Francisco Bay Area (though consideration is extended to those living elsewhere). Blog columnists and staff writers, however, may work remotely.

Politics Editors and Writers

Top of our wish list are news junkies interested in social justice issues, election coverage, and tracking acts of brilliance from the three branches of government as they affect Asian Americans. We want writers and editors familiar with key figures and debates at a national level, and who also know major Asian American figures in the political landscape and their history on issues. Especially keen on those who keep abreast of ethnic media (such as ColorLines, Racialicious), as well as major issues impacting other communities of color.
 

Blog Editors

The blog editor manages a team of regular columnists and occasional bloggers/staff contributors, providing them with content edits and copyedits of their posts as well as technical support in our CMS.

Development Team

Grant Writers

Grant writers will be instrumental in securing funding and ensuring Hyphen’s long-term sustainability. Grant writers will be working as a team along with the Development Director to meet Hyphen’s financial short- and long-term goals.

Development Director

The Development Director will play a key role in leading Hyphen magazine toward long-term sustainability. A strong focus will be on researching grants, developing a grant calendar, and working with the Biz team to support existing fundraising campaigns.