Jobs

Updated April 4, 2001

 

~Writer

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a nonprofit interest group whose goal is to end all animal exploitation, is the largest animal rights organization in the United States. Founded in 1980, PETA has more than 600,000 members, 100 full-time paid staff and an annual budget of $13 million.

PETA seeks a full-time staff writer to write articles and letters on animal rights for both in-house and external publications and to also contribute to other writing projects.

Responsibilities: Write letters to the editor, op-ed pieces and columns on animal rights issues. Write articles and copy for in-house publications as required. Prepare news releases when required. Answer member correspondence. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Newspaper or magazine writing experience. Good writing and personal communication skills. Extensive knowledge of animal rights. Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure. Commitment to the objectives of the organization.

Send cover letter and resume to PETA Human Resources, 501 Front Street, Norfolk, Va. 23510. Fax (757) 628-0789 or e-mail.

 

~Associate Editor

zeo is a mobile technology company based in New York City, on the verge of revolutionizing the travel guide as you know it! We are seeking a motivated and dedicated associate editor with Web experience to grow and manage the travel information at the heart of zeo.

Responsibilities include:

* Identifying and interacting with new partners to integrate into the zeo database, as well as working with members of the technology team to ensure that integration takes place properly;

* Performing day-to-day editorial tasks, including moderation of community-driven content and basic site maintenance and feature updates;

* Writing essential and concise copy for zeo applications on all platforms, including small-screen devices such as handhelds and mobile phones.

Requirements: Knowledge of basic HTML, prior experience in a professional or educational editorial environment, and basic knowledge of standard office software (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.). You must be resourceful in finding solutions to obscure problems. A strong interest in travel is essential.

The company only considers highly-motivated individuals with the ability to learn quickly. zeo places heavy emphasis on maintaining a fun working environment surrounded by intelligent individuals. zeo pays a competitive salary commensurate with experience, provides full health benefits and ensures continued motivation through a program of significant equity participation. E-mail resume with "Editor" as the subject line.

 

~Freelance Writers

Online magazine requires two established freelance writers -- one for Fashion, the other for Beauty -- to write an interesting, entertaining, 600 word monthly article for readers 16 to 24 years of age.

Fashion: Each article to be based on an established designer who sets unique trends, describing their interests, personality, path to success and desires for the future.

Beauty: An advertorial of a new, or established, distinctive product.

E-mail a letter of introduction, your resume and related writing samples. We will respond only to e-mails supplying all three items requested above.

 

~Research Editor

Shaman Corporation is a pioneer in the hottest segment of B2B e-commerce. A pre-IPO start-up with an experienced management team, Shaman Corporation was recently formed by bringing together three dynamic companies and four products to create one of the most exciting, strategically-sound product offerings in the IT industry. Boasting significant relationships with all major software vendors and established Fortune 1000 customers, Shaman Corporation is poised for dramatic growth. We are looking for a Research Editor interested in being a part of our winning team.

The Research Editor in Shaman Corporation's Manage Center is responsible for researching and compiling Software Reliability Management (SRM) information for specific software companies and products, including the latest updates, upgrades, bugs and Windows 2000 compatibility information. The Research Editor researches SRM information on vendor Web sites, enters data into a proprietary database and then edits the text according to the Shaman content style guide.

Responsibilities:

* Performs Web research and enters SRM information for assigned products
* Interacts and collaborates with partnered Technical Analyst, who tests and verifies all SRM information entered by the Research Editor
* Maintains existing product data and researches new products
* Provides input for ongoing development of the content management system interface and editorial workflow
* Establishes and maintains e-mail and telephone contact with software vendors and additional resources
* Researches periodicals for SRM information

Skills:

* Impeccable writing and precise editing skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Excellent communication skills
* General knowledge of software updates, upgrades and bugs
* Attention to detail
* Solid problem solving skills
* Proficiency with a PC environment
* Ability to work with others as well as independently
* Ability to think critically

Education:

* BA, BS or equivalent degree
* One-plus years experience in the high tech industry

Shaman Corporation provides an aggressive compensation package that rewards over-achievement, and includes benefits and stock options. Opportunities like this are hard to find, so e-mail your resume and a cover letter now.

 

~Screenwriters

Established production company is accepting lower budget synopsis/treatments via e-mail for the following genres for several direct-to-video feature releases:

* action-adventure
* erotic comedy
* erotic thriller

We are ready to sign deals right now and pay in full. Please e-mail all synopsis/treatments to David Victory.

 

~Web Writers

The Capital Group Companies, Inc./American Funds is looking for writers who can contribute content and versatility to our Web sites and develop more interactive elements for the sites, such as calculators, games, etc. Our writing is aimed at better informing our Web site viewers and readers about investing and as a result, encouraging them to consider the value of investing in our product.

Qualified candidates should be proven writers who understand the investment business and write concisely and creatively for both shareholder (neophyte) and broker (expert) audiences. The positions require a background in mutual funds, retirement plan business and personal finance, or at a minimum, a knowledge of financial services. Project management experience is preferred, and experience working in a team-oriented environment is an advantage.

We offer our associates attractive, competitive compensation and a premier benefits package that includes a generous retirement plan program. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume or fax to (415) 263-7930.

 

~Writer

Love to write? Like variety? Need a sane working environment with room to grow? U.S. Wireless Data is the first mover in the wireless payment transaction technology, enabling m-commerce and wireless credit card payments. We need your expertise in creating great pieces that motivate sales agents to sell.

It's a huge writing challenge to motivate resellers to sell your product instead of someone else's. To meet the challenge, we need your creative thinking and expertise on what works. We're a publicly held, fun, talented group located in midtown Manhattan. The position reports to the Director of Marketing Communications.

Duties:

SALES SUPPORT MATERIALS: Develop sales collateral, sales aids, presentations, newsletters, videos, promotional concepts and materials for trade shows.

NEW MEDIA: Develop content for our corporate Web site as well as strategies to make it a state-of-the-art, interactive communications venue and community for resellers and end users.

LEAD GENERATION: Develop materials for advertising, sales promotion, direct response, brochures, et al.

Experience:

* Five-plus years full-time copywriting experience, including extensive interface with designers
* Portfolio showing expertise in developing sales support materials
* Excellent editing and project management skills
* Proficiency in Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat preferred

E-mail resume, current salary and a letter telling us why you're a match for this job.

 

~Editor/Writer

Management Sciences for Health seeks an Editor/Writer to join the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival II Project.

Responsible for assuring quality control of print and electronic products -- specifically, proofing/editing all project documents and writing/re-writing individual pieces as assigned; Work with technical staff to finalize case studies and technical reports for print production; Coordinate translation of selected project documents and manage procurement of translation services; Assist in HTML coding and creation of PDF files for uploading to Web; Provide desktop publishing support as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in English, journalism, communications; At least two years of experience in writing/editing publications, including working with graphic designers; Excellent writing and editorial skills required; Experience writing in the field of child survival or public health highly desirable; Proficiency in Microsoft Word required; Skills in desktop publishing, presentation software and HTML coding highly desirable; English fluency required, additional language proficiency in French or Spanish a plus; Experience with USAID public health projects highly desirable.

Send cover letter and resume to Marcia Herrera, Recruitment Officer, or write to Management Sciences for Health, 165 Allandale Road, Boston, Mass. 02130.

 

~Music Reporter

Katrillion.com, located in Fort Lee, N.J., is searching for a Music Reporter who is obsessed with music and pop culture. Someone who can diligently write daily and weekly copy, search out the hottest music stories and develop ideas and leads into engaging and interactive stories.

Knowledge of Hip Hop and Electronica is a plus. The ability to work well on deadline is a must. Great music industry connections and HTML knowledge are essential. Recent college grads welcome.

To apply, e-mail or fax cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing samples to (419) 791-2682.

 

~Writer

Crimson Publishing is looking for a writer for the launch of a new business publication (controlled circulation and newsstand). The successful candidate will be familiar with business finance, be able to deliver business stories with flair and have a wealth of great ideas. Some commissioning will also be involved. Send resume to Stuart Derrick, Editor, or write to Crimson Publishing, 14 Northfields, London, SW18 1UU, U.K.

 

~Writers

I'm looking for writers knowledgeable in the field of baby equipment to review a number of baby equipment products, such as playpens, car seats, etc., for our online consumer publication, Best Buys.

The qualified applicant must have or be able to gain access to products through manufacturers and write concise reviews. The ideal reviewer will be able to take on multiple topics over the course of a few months. Pay is on a per-review basis. For an example of our product reviews, please visit our Web site. E-mail with your complete contact information if you are interested.

 

~Editor

D.C. editor needed for Reason Magazine. Duties include weekly Web column and a monthly print column on national politics. Strong reporting/analytical skills required. Competitive pay at all levels. E-mail resume and clips.

 

~Writer/Editor

National teen magazine seeks creative, energetic writer/editor with a passion for entertainment and pop culture to join our editorial team. Candidates should have at least one to two years of experience at another national publication, be deadline savvy and be knowledgeable about the teen market. Send clips with cover letter and resume to Marisa Sandora, Twist Magazine, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 or fax to (201) 569-4458. No phone calls, please.

 

~Assistant Editor

Seeking Assistant Editor for Santa Barbara Magazine. Job entails editing and some writing for regional city/lifestyle magazine for the Central Coast of California. Candidate should have excellent proofing skills, impeccable grammar, knowledge of AP Style and some previous experience working for a magazine. Familiarity with the area helpful but not required.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing samples and/or clips to Elizabeth Milam, Santa Barbara Magazine, 2064 Alameda Padre Serra #120, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93103. No phone calls, please. Appropriate applicants will be contacted for an interview.

 

~Freelance Copy Editors

Freelance copy editors wanted to join the team working on a major publication covering Asian culture, history and contemporary issues. Coverage ranges from Turkey to insular Southeast Asia and includes the Central Asian republics. The publication contains over 3,000 articles written by experts all over the world.

You will have excellent editorial skills, familiarity with the requirements of educational and reference editing and experience working with text written by non-native speakers of English. Familiarity with Asian studies, transliteration issues and electronic editing procedures are an advantage.

The project has a team of copy editors working with in-house staff. The project director is David Levinson, an anthropologist who is a co-principal of Berkshire Publishing, and there is an editorial board of Asia scholars.

Payment will be hourly or on a project basis, and the editorial work will extend until early in 2002. Copy editors may be asked to take an editing test. Please send editing samples, salary requirements and references with your letter of application and resume to Marcy Ross, Berkshire Publishing Group, 314 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. 01230. Please respond by mail only. No phone calls or faxes.

 

~Reporter

Upside.com seeks a knowledgeable and hard-working general assignment reporter to write daily news and feature stories for its high-tech business news Web site.

We are looking for a writer who can sniff out story leads, scoop our competitors and deliver the news with insight and, when necessary, a dollop of attitude. Candidate must be able to generate concise and clear copy quickly and under deadline.

At least one to two years of reporting experience required. Must have strong interest in high tech, business finance and the stock market. Previous knowledge of the e-commerce beat and industry contacts a plus. This position is for our San Francisco, Calif. office.

We offer a competitive salary, full benefits and a constant stream of bylined stories. E-mail resume and clips. No phone calls, please.

 

~Freelance Reporter

GlobeSt.com, a Web site covering news for the commercial real estate market nationwide, is seeking a freelance reporter -- a true news hound who understands the business markets in Atlanta, Ga. We need a reporter who can file three stories daily. No Web experience is needed, just a knack for digging for news and producing tight and accurate articles. Minimal word counts. Send resume and clips to John Salustri, National Online Editor.

 

~Editor

Editor needed for state agency in Sacramento, Calif. Salary: $46,980 to $57,108. E-mail resume.

 

~Creative Writers & Copywriters

Streams has become known as one of the Internet's premier creative and design studios. Think you funny? Writer good you are? Help need we.

Streams seeks unique writers to complement our creative team. We're particularly interested in creative writers that know how to tell a story and can create an interactive entertainment experience, and copywriters with two to four years B2B and/or consumer product agency experience. We expect that you'll be able to translate their talent to the Web. Freelance and contract opportunities are available.

Please e-mail your resume and compensation requirements in the body of an e-mail message. No attachments. Or fax to (773) 342-7795.

We'll keep it in confidence, review it, and, if you're up to snuff, get back to you in short order. Even if we don't snatch you up, your resume will be kept on file until you tell us to toss it out.

 

~Assistant to the Publisher

Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, the world's leading publisher of consumer magazines, has an opportunity for an Assistant to the Publisher of Premiere Magazine.

We are seeking an individual who will provide administrative assistance to the Publisher. Responsibilities include phones, correspondence, filing, mail, proposals, scheduling/confirming meetings, travel arrangements and expenses. Act as liaison with sales staff. Interface with accounts, production, editorial and promotion departments regularly.

Minimum one year similar or related experience in advertising sales and/or promotion department. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Act is required. Should be organized, detail-oriented and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Our organization offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and opportunity for advancement. Please e-mail resume with salary requirements or fax to (212) 489-4213. We will contact those candidates whose experience matches our needs. EEO.

 

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Last Week's Jobs
 
 

~Editor/Writer

Digitrends seeks a news editor/writer to produce a daily online newsletter on e-commerce. The successful candidate would be a self-starter with the ability to work under deadline and juggle many projects simultaneously.

The news editor is responsible for cultivating and managing news contacts in the interactive marketing industry and generating daily news and weekly features. Business news or related writing experience required. Knowledge of marketing or Internet industries preferred. Sense of humor required... hey, we've got to work with you. Fun and casual work environment.

Digitrends publishes print and online content and produces conferences for the interactive marketing community. Send resume to Josefin O'Brien.

 

~Business Editor/Writer

Rising Tide Studios LLC, parent company of Silicon Alley Reporter and Digital Coast Reporter, seeks a New York City-based experienced, aggressive senior level business editor/writer for Wireless Reporter, our innovative and fast-growing online and e-mail newsletter.

S/he will be responsible for writing breaking news stories; compiling information on wireless VC investments and industry deals; creating stock market charts; assigning stories to and editing stories from in-house writers; and working with our European-based editor to coordinate coverage of U.S. and non-U.S. companies.

You must be enthusiastic and willing to work long hours and attend industry conferences and networking events. Experience covering the wireless industry is not required -- but a very strong plus. We offer competitive compensation, stimulating and fun work environment and tremendous opportunity for growth. Please e-mail resume and salary requirements. EOE.

 

~Editor/Writer

Growing San Francisco/Bay Area publisher seeks a contract editor/writer to produce a monthly publication for lawyers about law firm management. News reporting experience a must, including a proven track record with independent contracting. Experience with graphic programs such as Quark or Pagemaker preferable. Background or interest in the legal profession also helpful.

We offer a compensation range of $35,000 to $40,000 to an enterprising journalist looking for a consistent freelance assignment. Send resume, cover letter explaining your interest and two best clips to Group Editor, Infocom Group, 5900 Hollis Street, Ste. R2, Emeryville, Calif. 94608. Fax (510) 596-9331 or e-mail.

 

~Writer

We are looking for an experienced writer for large finance-related newsletter. The ideal candidate will have experience writing short, concise articles for an e-mail newsletter on topics that deal with improving credit, managing debt and budgeting.

Writer will be responsible for writing two to three articles for each twice-monthly editions. Each article will be about a page long and should provide valuable content for people that need to improve their financial standing. The writing style should be lively and engaging. E-mail resume and sample writing on finance-related topics.

 

~Copy Editor

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is seeking a Copy Editor who will report to the Assistant Managing Editor and Managing Editor of Books. The Copy Editor will work with the editorial, art and production departments to prepare stories and other materials for print, under the direction of the Managing Editor of Books.

Responsibilities:

* Proofreads text for MSLO print businesses and services, including books, and, on occasion, the magazine and special "themed" editions, newspaper, Web site, merchandising, catalog and promotional materials.

* Helps to maintain consistent style, or "voice," for same.

* Works with art and production departments to prepare materials for print, including:

- flowing copy into layouts using Quark
- typesetting and applying proper font attributes to text
- ensuring that copy conforms to and does not contradict layouts.

* Works with research editors to ensure accuracy of all texts.

* Writes captions as needed.

* Closes stories and other print materials according to published schedule to ensure on-time delivery to printer.

* Proofreads "match prints" and "blue lines."

Qualified candidates must have knowledge of Microsoft NT/98 operating systems and be skilled at (or have sufficient knowledge of) Quark. Candidate should have at least two to three years prior relevant work experience, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Candidate should also be self-motivated, assertive and able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is one of the most creative, most exciting, fastest-growing companies of our times. We seek eager, creative leading-edge thinkers who want to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Candidates who seek challenge and opportunity will succeed at MSLO.

Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements, along with a cover letter or mail to 11 W. 42nd St., 23rd floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls, please.

 

~Medical Writers

Health Media Ltd., the U.K.'s leading provider of online health news and information, is seeking experienced medical writers to join its dedicated team of London-based journalists. We need staff writers to cover regular U.K. and international conferences in specialist disease areas, as well as working as part of the news team in our London office.

A medical/scientific background and experience with conference coverage is essential. Send resume to Steve Ford, Editor, or write to Health Media Ltd., Finsbury Tower, 103-105 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8LZ U.K.

 

~Editor

Online editor needed to handle breaking news for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Web site. Requires three to five years of online news experience; additional editing experience in newspaper journalism is not required, but is desired.

Of primary importance: Excellent news judgment; the ability to write clear, concise Web content; sharp headline-writing and copy-editing skills; the ability to get things done quickly; the ability to work with a team. Current knowledge of HTML, Web browsers, plug-ins, Adobe Photoshop and other graphic design and Web publishing tools is essential. Be willing to work well in a constantly changing and exciting environment, able to shift priorities instantly and create and work with a variety of teams andprojects.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. E-mail resume and URLs for samples of your work to Susan Hardin. No phone calls, please.

 

~Writers

Samson Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production company, is seeking spec or published articles to develop into cable/television movies. Remuneration is negotiable but has a basement of $2000/article. Material should reflect true crime, triumph over adversity, exceptional individuals in extraordinary situations, sports or music themes. Must have dramatic elements. Also searching for published or unpublished books and novels based on true life events

Interested parties should e-mail Ken Samson, producer, or write to Ken Samson, Samson Entertainment, 23643 Tiara St., Woodland Hills, Calif. 91367. Supply a 500 word synopsis of article and include contact information.

 

~Entertainment Reporter

TV magazines require a showbiz reporter for a one year contract starting April/May. Applicants must love TV especially the soaps. Send resume to Lori Miles, editor-in-chief, TV Quick/TV Choice, 24-28 Oval Road, Academic House, Camden, London, NW1 7DT U.K.

 

~Assistant Editor

The Assistant Editor is responsible for evaluating solicited/unsolicited mss., recommending titles to Senior Editor(s)to assist in ensuring ongoing and timely supply of high quality titles for our publishing programs. Will be responsible for working with a diverse author/agent base in order to develop manuscripts from acquisition through production.

Must have a minimum of two years previous editorial experience and a BA/BS degree. Strong oral/written communications, interpersonal and task management skills required.

Harlequin is a leading international publisher of women's romance fiction. Please send cover letter including salary requirements with resume to Linda Kleinman, Harlequin Magazines Inc., 300 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017 or fax (212) 682-4539. No phone calls, please.

 

~Journalists

BSE Information Services is looking for native Spanish speaking journalists living in the U.S. to work as freelancers for our digital magazine. E-mail resumes.

 

~Freelance Writer

Writers needed to generate articles for a syndicator of career content and workplace news. Must know proactive job search techniques.

Submissions should be no longer than 1,500 words and be edgy and entertaining. Please, no boring "this is how to do a resume" pieces. We sell only cutting-edge career content. Accepted submissions pay $100 to $300 upon publication. E-mail.

 

~Writers

WebSeed Publishing seeks writers to create and manage content-rich sites on a variety of topics: science, health, art, entertainment and more.

The Webseed Publishing Network, which now hosts over 400 sites, is designed to allow individuals who are passionate about certain topics to reach a large audience, help empower others with new information and earn extra income from their efforts. A sample site to view is Emerging Future.

Interested writers, reporters, researchers or enthusiasts should apply online. Once an application is accepted, we'll launch the site and apply considerable marketing and publicity efforts, attracting readers and sponsorship revenues. These revenues are shared on a 50/50 basis.

WebSeed Publishing provides the domain name, unlimited free bandwidth, a powerful database-driven back-end content server, search engine optimization, monthly search engine submitting, site popularity enhancement and the marketing of each site to potential sponsors. There are no setup fees and no monthly fees.

 

Inscriptions reprints job notices for free to benefit writers and editors looking for publishing jobs. We find that these free ads help both the company looking for content providers and the writers/editors searching for work. Inscriptions is not responsible for positions that fill quickly. While most editorial jobs have freelance or telecommuting capabilities, individual companies have the right to refuse such offers. If you have a writing or publishing-related (paying) job opportunity, feel free to e-mail with the Subject heading "Jobs." We do not charge to publish classified ads in the Jobs section.

 
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