Commonweal is seeking an editorial assistant to join its 11-person staff located on the Upper West Side in New York. The position is available beginning in August 2014.
The editorial assistant will help the editors with manuscript review and decisions, copy editing, and proofreading. He or she will also be responsible for certain daily administrative and office support duties. The editorial assistant will occasionally participate in editorial meetings for the print and online editions of Commonweal and will help with promotional writing and editing. There is also the opportunity to contribute, and receive feedback on, longer pieces of original writing.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree, outstanding writing and organizational skills, and painstaking attention to detail. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated familiarity with Commonweal and the topics it covers (Catholicism, theology, politics, books, media). Prior experience in a journalism or media environment, as well as experience with digital publishing tools and techniques, would be a significant plus.
The position is full-time, although the Commonweal office operates on a four-day work week (Monday through Thursday).