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  • Date posted
    May 21, 2024
  • Apply before
    June 20, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Description

Homesteading Family is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Editorial Assistant to support our editorial team in creating engaging and informative content. As an Editorial Assistant, you will assist with various tasks including research, writing, editing, and fact-checking. Our ideal candidate has an excellent command of vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing skills and is a top tier communicator, both written and verbal.

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the managing editor
  • Conduct research on various homesteading topics and compile information
  • Assist with writing and editing articles
  • Fact-check articles for accuracy and credibility
  • Schedules and tracks production deadlines for editorial and design staff
  • Edits and/or proofreads magazine and advertising copy
  • Contributes regular content and assist with generating fresh ideas for monthly magazine as part of writing staff
  • Organize and maintain content calendars and publishing schedules for editorial and design staff
  • Coordinate with contributors and ensure timely submission of content and compensation for writing and design contributors
  • Manages post-production distribution– mailing, mailhouse arrangements, etc.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments in homesteading
  • Assembles and regularly updates magazine media kit for potential advertisers
  • Facilitates communication among magazine “departments” and fulfills information requests
  • Interface with current and potential advertisers, building and maintaining relationships
  • Regularly engage in the Homesteading Family membership
  • Respond to magazine specific correspondence as needed

Requirements

Requirements

  • Prior experience in a similar role or educational background in journalism, communications, or a related field
  • Working knowledge of printing, publishing, and graphic arts procedures and related computer software
  • Excellent keyboarding skills and other computer skills including Google docs, DropBox, and Microsoft suite
  • Excellent and positive written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research and fact-checking abilities
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with the ability to be a flexible and versatile team player
  • Understanding of homesteading, self-sufficiency, or related topics is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Passion for the homesteading lifestyle and commitment to producing high-quality content
  • Strong preference for a candidate in the Eastern or Central time zones, or in the Pacific/Mountain time zone if you are willing to work during ET work hours.

Benefits

PTO is 80 hours a year and we offer a 401k plan after 6 months employment. Work hours are flexible and work from home.

  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Quarterly profit share bonuses