Starting annual salary for this position is $47,500 to $55,000, based on experience. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 12 days paid sick/personal leave, 12 paid holidays, 401(k) plan with employer match, and a positive, faith-based work environment.
Internal Number: 001
Sojourners has an immediate opening for an assistant editor to work collaboratively and creatively with our editorial staff to produce Sojourners magazine, a monthly publication on Christian social justice. They would participate in the planning, editing, and production of the magazine, assist with research and assessing queries, and have some opportunities for writing and reporting. The right candidate will have excellent editing skills, a heart for Christian faith and justice, a desire to help tell important stories, and an understanding of the diverse religious landscape in America. This position would be based in Sojourners’ Washington, D.C. office.
Manage the editorial process of some feature articles
Edit and proofread magazine copy as assigned
Assist with proofing of digital magazine content
Assist with various small departments of the magazine
Write occasional reviews, commentaries, and features for Sojourners and sojo.net
Assist with managing article queries and submissions
Read and comment on article drafts and contribute to Slack and email brainstorms/feedback
Participate in planning of magazine by attending weekly staff meetings and semi-annual retreats
Assist with cross-platform projects with sojo.net and fulfilling of grant-funded project work and tracking
Help coordinate and supervise any volunteers or short-term interns
Other responsibilities and duties as assigned
At least two to four years of editorial experience, including copywriting, editing, and proofreading; proficiency with AP Style; work in magazine format and/or nonprofit journalism a plus
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills; copyediting experience
Awareness of issues affecting underrepresented communities a plus, as are theology or religion-related training and/or experience (some examples include a background in pastoral work or faith-based activism, religion journalism, or academic study in theology or religion)
Ability to work independently as well as creatively with the editorial staff
Experience in cross-platform content creation preferred
Strong organizational skills for managing several projects and deadlines at once
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; web content management skills a plus
Desire to work in a Christian workplace that strives to continually deepen its commitments to social justice
Understanding of Sojourners' place in the religious media landscape.
Sojourners is an independent, award-winning print and online magazine of faith, culture, and politics. Our mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
Our call to prophetic interrogation means we seek the truth as informed by our biblical roots, uncover and explore injustices, and offer solutions consistent with our Christian values. We draw on a long and diverse tradition of Christians following Jesus and seeking justice, across different traditions, cultures, and times in history.
Our journalistic mission includes “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.” In our print and online news, analysis, and spiritual reflection, as well as our multimedia stories, we seek to be fair in our coverage, while not advancing false equivalencies. Our writers have a point of view, and we insist that they be accurate in their reporting and analysis; rigorous, comprehensive, and ethical in their methods; and transparent with readers about how they have arrived at their conclusions.