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 chris@seakayakermag.com 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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