Editorial Assistant

Job Posting, Mindful Magazine

Join a small team of media specialists who are establishing the most trusted voice and go-to brand in secular mindfulness today. Collaborate with us by bringing your training and journalistic aspirations to our multi-media platforms, Mindful magazine and mindful.org, as well as other newly emerging offerings, in this entry level position. Mindful’s parent organization, The Foundation for a Mindful Society, is an independent not-for-profit registered in the U.S., with central business and editorial operations located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitch, research, and write items for several magazine departments.
  • Fact-check stories and proofread and copy edit the magazine.
  • Write photo captions.
  • Edit display copy for digital edition, write web throws, and write web extras.
  • Source images for online articles.
  • Contribute short pieces to the web.
  • Review digital edition for errors and links.
  • Aid in maintaining schedules and smooth copy flow.
  • Mine archives for potential content providers and story ideas.
  • Help maintain editorial logs.
  • Transcribe as needed.
  • Assist deputy editor and editor in chief on special projects, as needed.

Specific qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor degree in journalism or English preferred.
  • One year of experience in journalism.
  • Research and fact-checking abilities beyond a basic Google/Wikipedia search.
  • Proficiency with office technology including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Comfort with and willingness to learn back-end of relevant web applications.

The annual salary is $27,500 with two weeks’ paid vacation, employer-paid benefits, and an inclusive work environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

Deadline for Applications: June 16, 2017.

Apply by email with “Editorial Assistant” in the subject line and attaching covering letter and resume to Cindy Littlefair at [email protected]