Orion Magazine, a twenty-eight-year-old bimonthly concerned with nature, culture, and everything in between, seeks a managing editor to join our creative, hard-working, and somewhat irreverent team in producing six print issues a year as well as a variety of digital and multimedia content. Chief among the expectations of the managing editor are the ability to acquire and edit top-notch features and to actively participate in a visionary and wide-ranging editorial conversation. The managing editor is also responsible for editing print and online departments; orchestrating the meeting and line-up process; overseeing contracts and permissions, interns and freelancers; and ensuring clear and constant communication between editorial, marketing, development, and digital media.
The person we are looking to hire is organized yet flexible, earnest, outgoing, and fun-loving, a deep thinker capable of making significant contributions to a creative conversation, with the right measure of conscience and assertiveness to keep the magazine on track. A belief in the power of writing and an understanding of environmental thinking and writing are essential, as are enthusiasm for the marriage of print and digital products and the ability to independently take projects from start to finish. The successful candidate will have at least five years’ experience as a managing or senior-level editor for a reputable general-interest or literary magazine alongside a proven track record with acquisitions.
To apply, send a résumé, cover letter, three professional references, two magazine-length editing clips (both original and final, published text), and one unedited writing sample (not to exceed 2,000 words) to:
H. Emerson Blake
187 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. No phone calls or e-mails, please. Submitted materials will not be returned without a SASE.