Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Curve Magazine is Hiring

Curve magazine has an opening for an Associate Editor to begin ASAP.

We're a lesbian magazine, though, so the pay is lower than industry standard so if that's going to be an issue, please don't apply. I don't have wiggle room on the salary. Curve's a fun place to work, with a small 6 person office in an open floor plan in the old Hamm's Brewery Building at 16th & Bryant. The job sometimes requires travel. Our office events (like our annual retreat in August) are family friendly. This is a career-track position we'd like to see grow into the position of managing editor, depending on the skills of the person we hire.

Our associate editor position is a key position in our very small editorial department and the ideal candidate is in line to advance to managing editor after adequate time in the associate editor position. The ideal candidate will have:

o Three to five years editorial experience, preferably at a national magazine or an LGBT publication

o Experience working with InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word

o Working knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver

o A B.A. in communication, journalism, media studies

o Fluent in AP or Chicago Style

o Someone looking for a growth opportunity, who can commit to at least a year at the magazine

o A can-do attitude, tireless dedication to lesbian publishing, ferocious attention to deadlines, and the ability to work both solo and as a team

o Or some combination of education and life experience that gives you most of the above

Start Date: ASAP, no later than August 1

Salary: $900 bi-weekly, plus paid health benefits, 1 week vacation, IRA matching plan, and free entry to the hottest concerts, movies and events each month. Note that the first three months are a probationary period that does not include benefits, PTO or holiday pay.

Editorial Responsibilities

o Track and edit columns and correspond with columnists

o Maintain issue tracking log and act as liaison between writers and executive editor

o Compile and edit Contributors page, Letters to the Editor, Quotes, and more

o Edit all departments and write material as needed, especially Q&As, Curvatures, sidebars, and features

o Coordinate with photo editor, executive editor, and illustrator to acquire art as needed

o Research story ideas for departments and features

o Train and help supervise proofreaders and fact-checkers

o Copy edit, proofread, and fact-check material for print and Web

o Maintain editorial archives (editors' versions of articles)

o Help supervise editorial interns

o Write, mail and keep track of all writer's contracts

o Update and distribute in-house style guide and fact-checking guide

o Update and distribute editorial calendar

Production Responsibilities

o Update and distribute production schedule

o Prep layouts for proofreaders (fix footers, attributes, etc.)

o Proofread layouts

o Coordinate freelance proofreaders and fact-checkers; enter corrections

o Write titles, captions and pull quotes as needed

o Copyfit as needed

o Help write cover and TOC text

o Assist production staff with misc. items

o Proofread printer proofs and consolidate editorial proof corrections for production manager

Post-Production Responsibilities

o Do final word count on InDesign text after production

o Coordinate distribution list and distribution of tear sheets and sample copies

o Compile payment list and give to executive editor and bookkeeper with any invoices; mail checks

o Compile and send list of restricted articles to Gale Group

Web Responsibilities

o Compile material for, write, and distribute biweekly e-mail newsletter

o Compile new issue homepage text and cover image for Web master

o Post new text and images to Web site

o Create and maintain Web logs

Other Responsibilities

o Assist publisher and executive editor with misc. tasks as needed

o Return photos and other materials to contributors

o Manage trade subscriptions

o Follow up on press releases, publicist calls, and other misc. editorial workflow

If this position is of interest, please send me a resume, cover letter and 3 clips asap to diane@curvemag.com. Oh, and please make sure you're familiar with the magazine before you apply. It makes all the difference in the world to us.

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