Monday, September 28, 2009

Editorial asst. @ Pet Age magazine

Pet Age, a 23,000-circulation magazine covering the pet retail industry, seeks a part-time editorial assistant. The 20-hour per week job is based in Chicago.

"Duties include maintaining product database, writing product descriptions, fact checking/researching/ interviewing, and basic clerical tasks (e.g., filing, photocopying)," the ad states. "We offer flexible scheduling, benefits (vacation, continuing education, bonus program, 401k/profit-sharing plan, transportation subsidy), a casual atmosphere, and a salary of up to $15/hr. "

By Sept. 29, submit cover letter, resume, and clips to Pet Age Magazine, 18 S. Michigan Ave., #1100, Chicago, IL 60603.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Entry-level position @ Boston Herald

The Boston Herald, a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a part-time news editorial assistant.

"In this entry-level position, EAs report to the city editors and work closely with reporters, editors and photographers to facilitate daily news coverage. They fax, file, take dictation and answer the phone," the ad states. "EAs also may report and write news stories, which makes the position a fine launchpad for talented journalists. The position requires three to four 7.5-hour shifts per week, including at least one night shift and one weekend shift."

Apply online or mail your resume and up to three clips to Boston Herald, Human Resources Dept., Job Code: EA, 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Editorial asst. @ NYC real estate magazine

The Real Deal, a 60,000-circulation news magazine that covers the New York City real estate market, seeks an editorial assistant.

"The junior-level position will involve assisting with all aspects of putting together the monthly magazine and daily website, including researching and reporting," the ad states. "Pay is negotiable."

Send a cover letter, resume and up to three clips to editor Stuart W. Elliott at Include the cover letter in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Editorial assistant @ NJ newspaper

A Northern Jersey newspaper chain is seeking a part-time editorial assistant.

This entry-level position entails working about 20 hours per week. Tasks include: writing occasional stories; compiling listings and notices; typing letters; answering telephones and other general office work.

The job is located at North Jersey Media Group's weekly newspaper in Kinnelon, N.J., about 45 minutes from Newark. Apply online.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Editorial asst. @ OC biz journal

The Orange County Business Journal, a 23,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering business in the OC, seeks a part-time editorial assistant.

"Ideal for college students or recent graduates who are looking for experience in an established newspaper," the ad states. "It is a task-driven position that requires basic reporting and researching skills. The editorial assistant is responsible for writing weekly features, fact checking and fielding some phone and e-mail inquiries. The hours are flexible, but applicants must be able to work on Thursdays. Knowledge of Orange County and business language is a big plus."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Julie Leupold at No calls.

Location: Irvine, California

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Editorial asst. @ D.C. area newspaper

The Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald, a 61,000-circulation weekly newspaper that covers the local Catholic community, seeks a full-time editorial assistant.

The entry-level position is based in Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Duties include copy editing, typesetting, proofreading, compiling calendar columns, coordinating column schedules, occasional layout, and writing as assigned.

"Good benefits, shuttle to Ballston Metro and free parking," the ad states. "Salary commensurate with experience."

a cover letter and resume to: Editor, Arlington Catholic Herald, 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203. Or e-mail to

Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Editorial assistant @ Popular Science magazine

Popular Science, a 1.5-million circulation monthly magazine on science and technology, seeks a temporary editorial assistant.

Full-time position pays $600 per week and is based in New York City. Assistant will work on magazine's annual Best of What’s New awards program and special issue. Position starts May 4 and ends September 11.

"The primary duty entails contacting companies (by phone and e-mail) to solicit entries for the program, as well as assisting edit staff in finding and vetting award candidates, and helping art staff with photo research," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail

Location: New York, New York

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Editorial assistant @ kayak magazine

Sea Kayaker, a 20,000-circulation bimonthly magazine serving the kayak touring community around the world, seeks an editorial assistant.

Duties include: editing and proofreading manuscripts; editorial layout and design for print publication; page preparation for computer-to-plate technology using PDF workflow; tracking and managing work flow with freelance writers (using FileMaker Pro); adjustment of digital images for color and clarity; preparing content for delivery to webmaster; contacting equipment manufacturers for review samples; and participating on cross-departmental project teams

Familiarity with kayaking and nautical terminology is helpful but not required. Compensation is an hourly wage. Benefits include eight paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, and company-paid health insurance. A Simple IRA program is available, with matching contributions from Sea Kayaker.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume link in an e-mail to with “Editorial Team” in the subject line. Be sure to address computer programs listed here, as well as skills and experience needed. You may also submit your portfolio electronically via e-mail. Limit attachments to 5MB.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Entry-level journalist @ Roll Call

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking an editorial assistant. This may be a good way to break into political journalism, if you're a young journalist.

"Duties include proofreading, assisting with production process, researching, reporting and writing news briefs," the ad states. "Excellent salary and benefits."

Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations. Via mail: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or via fax: (202) 824-0475. Or via e-mail No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Slate seeks editorial assistant

Slate, a popular online culture and current affairs magazine, seeks an an editorial assistant for its New York office. The position is a one-year contract position, full-time, without benefits.

The assistant's main duty will be to manage Slate's discussion board, "the Fray." Responsibilities include working with Slate editors to facilitate communication between Slate writers and readers; combing "the Fray" for smart posts to feature on Slate article pages; and monitoring the Fray for spam, offensive comments, and the like. The assistant will also work with top editors to develop Slate's strategy for its discussion board in the future. In addition, the editorial assistant will provide editorial and administrative assistance to Slate's culture editors as needed.

E-mail resume and cover letter to

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