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Published 13 days ago

February 17, 2020
January 26, 2020
$70,000 - $80,000Starting salary will be between $70-80K.

Prism is hiring a Senior Editor to manage our Senior Fellows program and operations, as well as provide additional editorial support to the Managing Editor, reporting team, and contributing writers. Prism’s Senior Fellows are national leaders who help establish the big ideas that will guide each vertical’s narrative; staff reporters and contributing writers will delve into and advance these ideas through their contributions. Current verticals include electoral justice, criminal justice, and gender justice. This full-time, exempt position reports directly to the Managing Editor.

While we are headquartered in Oakland, CA, applicants may choose to work remotely, anywhere in the U.S. 


About Prism

Prism shifts power to leaders and communities closest to the problems. We provide a national platform for people to tell their own stories, increase their visibility, and access sustainable resources. We challenge dominant, toxic narratives by driving new ones informed and written by people with direct, lived experiences. We are committed journalists and activists accelerating social change. A prism doesn’t change the world around you–it changes the way you see the world.


General Responsibilities

Senior Fellowship Management

  • Provide editorial support to Senior Fellows, including writing coaching and structural and line edits to drafts
  • Act as primary editor on all stories within Senior Fellow-led series
  • Participate in application review for Senior Fellow positions
  • Lead editorial training and onboarding for new Senior Fellows
  • Develop series concepts based on senior fellow narrative arcs and stories, recruit freelancers, and work with Prism staff to complete the series stories, explainers, and multimedia/interactive elements not being produced by the fellows themselves
  • Meet with Senior Fellows twice per month to track progress and provide guidance
  • Regularly update the Managing Editor on Senior Fellows program, including progress on drafts and edits, research support needs, etc. during weekly check-in meeting, and via email/Slack outside meeting times

Additional Editorial Support

  • Support the Managing Editor in creation, editing, scheduling, and production of stories, images, and videos representative of Prism’s  brand and voice
  • Write one to two stories per month, ideally within the Senior Fellow series
  • Serve as second point of contact for editorial issues
  • Coordinate with our communications team to amplify editorial work, including ensuring stories written by our team are shared effectively across platforms and outlets
  • Support Managing Editor to build on opportunities to use diverse media including podcasting, photojournalism, and video


Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice
  • Cultural competency with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, and optimism
  • Ability to coach both established and emerging voices (including non-journalist writers)
  • Experience as a strong writer who is also an adept at conceptualizing and copy editing
  • Ability to think ‘social and digital first’ ensuring that content is engaging and shareable
  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment
  • Alignment with Prism values and mission

Consistent with our mission, we believe the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ persons should be centered in our work and we encourage people from these communities to apply to join us.

Prism is hiring a Senior Editor to manage our Senior Fellows program and operations, as well as provide additional editorial support to the Managing Editor, reporting team, and contributing writers. Prism’s Senior Fellows are national…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Prism offers a comprehensive, progressive benefit program, including 100% employer-paid medical/dental/vision insurance (50% for dependents) available at start date; six weeks paid vacation plus eight paid holidays per year; 70 hours paid sick leave per year; generous maternity/paternity leave policy; 401(k) match; professional development support; and more.

Prism offers a comprehensive, progressive benefit program, including 100% employer-paid medical/dental/vision insurance (50% for dependents) available at start date; six weeks…

How to Apply

Email join@ourprism.org with your cover letter, resume, and three references in a single-file document, along with the subject line: Senior Editor, by the conclusion of Sunday, January 26. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Prism’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment. 

Email join@ourprism.org with your cover letter, resume, and three references in a single-file document, along with the subject line: Senior Editor, by the conclusion of Sunday…

Location

Oakland, CA

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