FRONT OF BOOK EDITOR

Job Department: 
Magazine and Online Editorial Team

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. 

General Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Attend editorial meetings (at least every two weeks)
  • Help determine overall editorial direction of the magazine, and themes for each issue
  • Brainstorm story ideas that fit within those themes
  • Recruit freelance writers and work closely with them to meet deadlines
  • Edit stories from 300 to 3,000 words
  • Fact-check copy
  • Work with art department to request or suggest art for stories you are editing
  • Proofread
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Proven editing and professional journalism experience
  • Able to snarl at bad copy and rewrite the lead five times -- each one better than the last
  • Basic copy editing skills (Knowledge of AP Style a plus)
  • Loves to spell check
  • Plans life around deadlines
  • Can wear multiple hats and pick up the slack
  • Post-identity politicked
  • Down for the cause but not obsessed by it
  • Not easily offended or dissuaded by hard-asses
  • Loves culture, your momma and self (not in that order)
How to Apply: 

Those interested in any of the editorial/magazine positions should send the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • resume
  • three writing samples

Send your application to Michele Carlson, Managing Editor, at michele[dot]carlson[at]hyphenmagazine[dot]com with the subject "Editorial Team Position."