Features Editor, JSTOR Daily at ITHAKA

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York





Job Description:

ITHAKA's mission is to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Our services - Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R - enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In carrying out our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Features Editor, JSTOR Daily

NYC, Ann Arbor (or Remote)

Mid-Senior Level

The Role

We are looking for a digital media savvy, part-time Features Editor to join ITHAKA, a highly successful non-profit with a mission to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Our services-Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R- enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In executing our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

You will be part of our Marketing team working on JSTOR Daily (daily.jstor.org) - our award-winning online magazine that reaches over 6 million readers a year. JSTOR Daily provides scholarly context for news and current events using the research, images, and primary sources housed on JSTOR, our platform that makes academic journals, books, documents, images, and other materials available to millions of learners across the globe. This is a great opportunity for a mid-senior level, evidence-oriented editor who is excited to leverage multimedia storytelling to translate scholarship for a general reader.

Remote applicants considered. ITHAKA's marketing teams are primarily based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. This role reports to the Editor of JSTOR Daily.

Responsibilities

Acquire, develop, and edit a minimum of four features per month (40%)


  • Set acquisitions and publishing strategy, as well as tone for brand- and organization-aligned features for publication on JSTOR Daily.
  • Review pitches for features that come in to editors, working with JSTOR Daily team to develop promising pitches into viable content for the site.
  • Use professional networks and outreach to actively cultivate writers and acquire feature content from a diverse pool of writers, in support of organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Maintain editorial calendar for long-form content and work closely with other editors to plan and acquire content according to news cycle and current events and cultural calendar.
  • Work with writers to finalize copy and prepare for fact check and copyedit.
  • Work with web producer & creative department to acquire & produce visual content to illustrate features and package for publication.
  • Review content in WordPress & approve for publication in a timely manner.
  • Respond to reader feedback about the content in a timely manner.
  • Manage contract and invoicing process to ensure timely payment of contributors.

Acquire, edit, and manage from concept to publication: interview series, columns, multimedia and other content types as directed. (20%)


  • Based on analysis of reader engagement, work with teammates to experiment with long-form content types.
  • See this content through from concept to publication.

Develop and manage editorial partnerships to acquire additional feature content or distribute our content via syndication or partnerships, (20%)


  • Foster connections with alumni magazines, university press offices, and professional societies.
  • Work with marketing department to foster connections with mainstream press to broaden distribution of our content.
  • Work with editorial team to fill content gaps with CCZero content from editorial partners like Knowable Magazine, The Conversation, etc.

Monitor scholarly communications & major media (15%)


  • Track university press catalogs to keep abreast of books and ideas each season.
  • Keynote speakers at conferences and other convenings.
  • Read and share story ideas that are surfacing in mainstream press.

Social media ( 5 %)

  • Develop tactics to promote features on social media and other networks.
  • Monitor performance of features using Google Analytics and other metrics. Adjust promotional tactics as necessary.

Skills, Experience, and Characteristics


  • Minimum 5-7 years of editing an online publication. Experience in a nonprofit environment, research-based, or new publication is a plus
  • Top notch developmental and line editing skills; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in headline and social media display copywriting
  • Wide professional network of freelance writers that can be drawn on to acquire content
  • Experience finding, managing, and working with freelance writers in a broad range of subjects to develop story ideas and deliver finished features on deadline and on budget
  • Facility reading academic research and scholarly publishing and a genuine passion for creating smart content that supports scholarship and education
  • Ability to work independently and with a team and to pivot quickly in response to the developing newscycle and current events
  • Detail-oriented, able to successfully multitask, time manage, and delegate
  • Familiarity with blogging software (prefer WordPress), social media tools (e.g., SproutSocial), project management tools (e.g., Basecamp, JIRA)
  • Strong planning and project management skills; ability to meet deadlines; goal-driven
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; masters degree a plus.
  • Foster a culture that embraces and reinforces ITHAKA's core values

Work for ITHAKA

We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence,speed, teamwork, and trust.

Our team is passionate about our mission and supporting one another. We enjoy working together to create opportunities for people to learn and grow out in the world, and we bring that same commitment to helping our teammates develop in our careers and our lives. One of our core values is belonging. We embrace differences, and believe that the things that make each of us unique are the things that help us see new insights and build better solutions.

Learn more about Working at ITHAKA .

Apply Now:

Interested candidates can submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and salary requirements.

At ITHAKA we believe in openness and equity. Part of living those values is our commitment to clarity about salary, so candidates know what to expect. The pay range for this part-time, 25-hour per week position is ( $37,905.00 - $47,381.25 ) Base pay may vary with job-related knowledge, skills, experience, market location, and geography. Our total compensation package includes a no-cost health insurance premium option, an employer-funded retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program for all benefits-eligible staff.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status protected by law.

Work for ITHAKA

We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork, and trust. We take inclusion seriously. Belonging is one of our core values, and it shows in our vibrant culture. People from a wide range of backgrounds work at ITHAKA, and we believe that unique perspectives help us realize new insights and build better solutions.

We want to work with people who are passionate about ideas like these and who wish to contribute their perspectives and talents to ITHAKA's mission. We enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all underrepresented backgrounds and credentials. We want to hear your story and include your perspective in the transformative work we aim to do.

Learn more about Working at ITHAKA .

Apply Now:

Candidates may apply by submitting an application online through our career site, if you have any questions about your application, please contact us at careers@ithaka.org . ITHAKA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations , i f there's anything we can do to accommodate any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact us at accommodations@ithaka.org .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status protected by law.





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