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Now Hiring! The Sequel: A Full-Time Opening

” RAAAAARRR! ME WANT TO PAY JOURNALISTS!”

As we noted the other day, the glory days of journalism for pay are alive and well here at New Voices: We’re looking for current students interested in positions as blog editor, opinions editor and as staff writers. Full details on all that are over here.

And as if that isn’t amazing enough, we’re also now accepting applications for a full-time position! Yes, the search is on for the next recent college graduate who will earn the job of holding down the coveted post of New Voices editor in chief.

Full details are below….

Seeking recent college grad for full-time position: Editor in Chief of New Voices

The Jewish Student Press Service is seeking a qualified applicant for the joint full-time position of JSPS Executive Director and Editor in Chief of New Voices, an independent online magazine written by and for Jewish college students. The start date is flexible, beginning either with the 2013 spring semester or the following summer. The position is traditionally filled by a recent college graduate.

Now a web-based publication, New Voices was started in 1991 by the Jewish Student Press Service (est. 1971). New Voices covers Jewish issues from a student perspective. The JSPS has launched the careers of countless journalists now working in the Jewish and mainstream media, as well as the careers of many successful leaders of the Jewish community and beyond.

The salary is $32,000 and includes health benefits.

The new ED/EIC will work out of our New York office.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

A full descriptions of the position, its requirements and instructions on applying are below. All applications and inquiries should be sent to New Voices editor in chief and JSPS executive director, David A.M. Wilensky, at david@newvoices.org.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong managerial skills
  • An interest in Jewish and student issues
  • Extremely self-motivated
  • Experience in journalism (including social media and digital journalism)

Grant-writing or other fundraising experience is a plus, but not a requirement

Job Description:

On the editorial side, the editor in chief of New Voices is responsible for every aspect of the content of an online Jewish student magazine with over 75,000 readers per semester. On the directorial side, the executive director of the Jewish Student Press Service is responsible for every aspect of the maintenance and continuation of an independent non-profit that has been around for over 40 years.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial streak: a self-starting young journalist and/or someone with an interest in non-profit management. Ideal applicants have some experience in print and/or web journalism and an interest in Jewish and student affairs, as well as some experience in fundraising and/or grant-writing.

As the editor in chief, the ED/EIC determines the editorial direction of the magazine. The editor works with a team of student writers and editors (including staff writers, freelancers and volunteers) to generate innovative, high-quality content for newvoices.org and its blog – content that challenges the status quo in the Jewish community and explores the issues of the day from a unique student perspective. The editor also oversees the student editor of the Global Jewish Voice, an international Jewish student blog run in partnership with two other organizations.

As the editor in chief, the ED/EIC is directly responsible for building and teaching a network of contributors; as the executive director, the ED/EIC is directly responsible for building an audience of engaged readers.

As the executive director, the ED/EIC is responsible for development (donor cultivation, grant writing/reporting), publishing (ad sales, readership) and general administration (bill paying, file maintenance).

The joint position of ED/EIC answers only to a board of directors who have decades of collective experience in journalism and fundraising. They act as advisers, while maintaining a hands-off attitude toward content. The ED/EIC is responsible for planning biannual board meetings, and for maintaining contact with and mobilizing them board members between board meetings.

To apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send all of the following to the current ED/EIC, David A.M. Wilensky, at david@newvoices.org:

  • Cover letter (no longer than one page)
  • Résumé
  • Two writing samples (at least one should be an example of journalistic writing; both must be written for a larger audience than a professor, though work done for a journalism course is acceptable)
  • References (contact info for two or three professors, employers, etc.)

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