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Slow Boring is looking for an editorial assistant
Update: Thanks to everyone who applied or shared this post! We’ve heard from a number of excellent candidates and are no longer accepting applications.
Exciting news: Slow Boring is hiring! We currently have an opening for an entry-level editorial assistant to help out with comment moderation, social media, copy editing, and administrative support.
This is a full-time job with a salary of $60,000 per year, and we’d strongly prefer someone who can work at least a few days each week in-person at our DC office. It’s not a writing position, but we’re open to occasional pitches from any Slow Boring team member. No specific experience or degree required.
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Interested in applying? After reviewing the details below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us a little bit about yourself and why this job would be a good fit for you. Please include your resume and (if you’d like) 1-2 brief writing samples.
Post and manage discussion threads
Copy edit posts as needed
Administrative support, primarily scheduling
Attend editorial meetings
Maintain Slow Boring social media
Provide logistical support for occasional online and in-person events
This is an entry-level job that does not require any specific degree or experience. We’re looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about politics and policy, and who is familiar with the work we do at Slow Boring. Our comment moderation style is relatively informal, and this person would need to be comfortable not just monitoring comments, but engaging substantively with commenters.
The ideal candidate is also organized and detail oriented.
Social media experience is a plus but not required. And while this job is not a writing position, we’d prefer someone with strong written communication skills.
Questions? Please do not leave them in the comments! Email email@example.com, and we’ll do our best to provide answers.