Thanks for your interest in becoming The Sun’s associate editor. Here’s some information about the magazine and the job.
The Sun is an ad-free, reader-supported, nonprofit journal with more than 70,000 subscribers worldwide. Having started The Sun with a fifty-dollar loan in 1974, I’m enormously grateful that it has not only survived but flourished. I never want the magazine to rest on its laurels, however. I’m looking for an experienced editor who will help The Sun continue to grow more compassionate, more provocative, more inspiring.
At The Sun, you’d be a hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves editor who is not afraid to cut, clarify, or otherwise improve a piece of writing. In addition to editing manuscripts, you’d cultivate relationships with authors, publishers, agents, and literary organizations and solicit Sun-worthy essays, stories, and poems. You’d also work on our monthly interviews and read and evaluate unsolicited submissions. This job calls for someone who is confident in his or her writing and editing abilities and well acquainted with the political, cultural, and philosophical ideas discussed in The Sun.
Our staff consists of thirteen employees who work in the office and nine freelancers who work part-time at home. The office environment is informal — just a group of people who feel fortunate to work on something that matters to them. An aptitude for relating to others with warmth and respect in a collaborative environment is essential. We provide competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including paid vacation and personal days; fully paid medical, dental, and disability insurance; and a retirement savings plan.
The Sun is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. If you are interested in the position, please e-mail a letter of interest and a résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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