Managing Editor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $42,000
Maximum: $47,000




United States


Orion, a nonprofit quarterly magazine about nature and culture, seeks a Managing Editor to join our creative and hard-working team.


The Managing Editor will

·     acquire and edit one or more feature articles per issue

·     help review and evaluate submissions to the magazine

·     help coordinate special editorial projects

·     coordinate Orion’s production and design process

·     oversee the editorial budget

·     acquire and edit two or more departments

·     and provide support to Orion’s senior-level staff.


The Managing Editor will also supervise all staff members providing editorial and/or production support, and will therefore be skilled in managerial competencies, including self-observation, self-management, interpersonal awareness, attention to communication, personal credibility, empowerment of others, and providing motivational support.


The person who is hired for this job will have track records in both acquisition of editorial material consistent with the content that Orion publishes, in staff supervision and staff management, and familiarity with magazine production.


The salary for this position is between $42,000-$47,000/year for a 36-hour work week (M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-1pm), plus a very generous health/dental/life and PTO benefits package. This position will require occasional travel, occasional weekend and evening events, and representation of Orion at conferences and gatherings.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

See the full job description and application instructions at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please. Orion seeks opportunities to enhance the diversity of its staff in all hires. This position is based in Orion’s Northampton office.