Web Editor, UnderTheMicroscope/The Feminist Press
Part time, NYC and remote
WEB EDITOR (PART TIME) – 20-25 hours/month UnderTheMicroscope.Com (an initiative of the Feminist Press)
Nonprofit Site Targeting College Age and Professional Women and Science
Now in our fourth successful year, we are seeking a web editor who will be responsible for overall strategic management of website to guide site direction and implement content development plan, to achieve overall organization goals, complement offline activities, and engage and grow user base.
We are seeking an organized, strategic-thinking individual who will bring a freshness of ideas and enthusiasm to the job. Excellent interviewing, writing, and editing skills are a must.
- Build and manage editorial calendar and site strategic plan based upon organization goals and objectives
- Write articles and blog for the website
- Recruit and manage interns, bloggers, who will conduct research and submit content. Edit and approve all content written by interns and invited writers
- Solicit stories and content from expert sources and develop strategic partnerships
- Work with science series book authors on strategy development, research and content gathering
- Respond to inquiries pertaining to content and special requests that may come from users, prospective partners, and others
- Incorporate social media strategy into overall approach. Work with team to promote site through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through off-line events
Must have extensive online management, excellent writing skills, and editing experience. Previous staff supervisory experience is required. Prior experience with CMS (content management systems) and Photoshop or InDesign is also required. Nonprofit experience a plus.
Please send resume and sample of writing to:
ABOUT THE FEMINIST PRESS AND UNDERTHEMICROSCOPE.COM
The Feminist Press [www.feministpress.org] at the City University of New York is a nonprofit institution dedicated to publishing literary and educational works by and about women. We are one of the oldest continuing feminist publishers in the world; our existence is grounded in the knowledge that mainstream publishers seeking mass audiences often ignore important, path-breaking works by women from the United
States and throughout the world.
The Feminist Press was founded in 1970. In its early decades the Press launched the contemporary rediscovery of “lost” American women writers, and went on to publish significant works by American women writers of color. Beginning in the 1980s, the Press has published international female writers who are still far less likely to be translated than male writers. The Feminist Press also publishes nonfiction exploring contemporary issues affecting the lives of women around the world.
In 2006, we initiated the Women Writing Science project, with National Science Foundation support, a series of books celebrating the achievements of women scientists while at the same time raising awareness of the challenges they face.
Under the Microscope [www.underthemicroscope.com] is the online component of the Women Writing Science project at The Feminist Press.
Under the Microscope collects stories from women involved with science, technology, engineering, and math with the goal of publishing a useful guide for young women in science. Under the Microscope also publishes news, tips, interviews and profiles. Under the Microscope has received support from the National Science Foundation and The Henry Luce Foundation and was developed by IBM.