We’re looking for a creative, experienced, and highly organized managing editor to work on our online magazine and help manage the day-to-day operational flow for the web editorial team. This individual will report directly to the web editor-in-chief.
Acquire, edit, publish, and help promote 3-4 magazine stories each week, shepherding all pieces from pitch to publication
Work with editor-in-chief to create and maintain the editorial calendar, with a focus on scheduling/working several weeks ahead
Assist in monitoring and adhering to monthly web editorial budget
Respond to readers’ and authors’ questions about the website, the magazine, payment process, etc.
Offer prompt and insightful feedback to editorial colleagues on pitches, stories in development, any author issues, headlines, and images
Work with social media editor(s) to promote magazine pieces online and expand audience and engagement
Develop and maintain good professional working relationships with an array of freelance writers and artists
Demonstrate ongoing understanding of and commitment to the mission and guiding principles of the magazine
Work with the entire web editorial team for the improvement and long-term growth of the magazine
Associate’s Degree or higher
At least two years of editorial experience with an online publication
Well versed in contemporary literary writing and writers, both fiction and nonfiction
Skilled at writing headlines/subheads/teaser text and selecting images that perform well on the web/social media and boost search engine-based traffic
Familiarity with web CMS such as Wordpress or Drupal, and a basic knowledge of HTML
Experience writing and editing both short and longform content for the web
Excellent content and copyediting skills
Commitment to thoroughness and accuracy, with strong attention to detail
Excellent communication/interpersonal/teamwork skills
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines both short and long, and work well under pressure while maintaining high standards
Command of Microsoft Word and Google Drive/Docs, with a focus on electronic editing tasks
Social media proficiency
Familiarity with Photoshop a plus
We prefer candidates in New York City or Washington, DC area. Remote candidates may be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they have prior experience working remotely. Relocation assistance is available. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are especially encouraged to apply.
Catapult publishes books of the highest literary caliber, offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing, find resources, and get inspired.
The essays and stories published on Catapult.co have been selected for The Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.
We nurture emerging writers by helping them better their craft, and support more established writers by evenly sharing revenues from the classes they teach, and by paying to publish their work online.
Counterpoint Press and Catapult merged in 2016 we now publish four imprints, Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon and Soft Skull. We are devoted to our authors and the art and love of literature. We are innovative and growing. The company has offices is in Berkeley, CA, Portland, OR and NY, NY.