Job Opportunity: Open City Editor, Asian American Writers' Workshop

A job opportunity for writerly folks in New York...

The Asian American Writers' Workshop is currently looking for a new Open City Editor. Specifically, "a self-motivated and resourceful individual with a vibrant vision of how the stories of immigrant New York City should be told." Maybe that's you. This is your opportunity to lead a smart publication about issues you actually care about and that you actually want to read.

Here are some more details about the position:

What You'll Do
The Open City editor is responsible for overseeing Open City magazine and the Open City Creative Nonfiction Fellowship program. The editor will: generate, edit, and package stories; find and recruit writers, photographers, and artists; and lead all facets of editorial planning and production for Open City magazine and its sister blog, OurChinatown (http://ourchinatown.org). Candidates should have a proven history of reporting, editing, and compiling material with a solid knowledge of line editing and fact checking. Requirements: experiencing in editing, managing writers, and juggling multiple deadlines under pressure.

Responsibilities include:
Conceiving, developing, and editing content for the site; working with a producer to post and publish stories; managing the magazine's creative nonfiction fellowship program; supervising interns, fellows, freelancers, and independent contractors; overseeing an editorial budget; generating story ideas; commissioning work by freelance writers; editing and proofreading; liaising with artists and photographers; overseeing the artwork, layout, and appearance of articles; social media; and devising Open City-related events and programming.
For further information about the job, and to throw your name into the running, fill out the online application. And be sure to read all the fine stories they're telling over at Open City.

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