Editorial Assistant

Posted On: April 4, 2019

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Tricycle Foundation

Company Description

For nearly 30 years, the Tricycle Foundation has shared Buddhist teachings and practices with the general public, engaging the broader culture from a Buddhist perspective. Tricycle is the publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, an independent quarterly magazine, and daily content at tricycle.org. Tricycle also produces online courses, events, and more.

Job Description

The Tricycle Foundation is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the editorial team in creating content across our channels and assisting with the production of that content, with a focus on our print magazine. The ideal candidate will have deep interest in and knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as the global Buddhist landscape.

This position is full-time and based in our NYC office.

- Select Daily Dharma quotes and clean associated articles
- Oversee the in-office book flow, requesting review copies from publishers and updating the editorial team on forthcoming titles
- Identify prospective excerpts and adaptations and handle permissions
- Monitor the editorial inbox, assessing pitches and managing correspondence
- Assist in the creation of print content, including compiling Letters to the Editor, In Brief teachings, and other miscellaneous editorial
- Assist Managing Editor with magazine production, including the art and design process, copy edit input and dummy production, and other miscellaneous production work
- Assist with quarterly web upload
- Participate in pitch meetings for web and print
- Monitor website comments on our platform (Disqus)
- Assist with e-book production
- Contribute editorial content to web and print
- Perform sundry administrative duties (manning the office phone, mailings, etc.)

Requirements and Personal Qualifications:
- Prior writing and editing experience; strong written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge and interest of Buddhism, Buddhist practice, and the global Buddhist landscape
- MS Office literate (Excel and Word)
- Strong organizational skills
- Extremely detail-oriented
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs or an interest in learning (InDesign, Photoshop)
- Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment
- Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus

To Apply

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to editorial@tricycle.com with the subject line “Editorial Assistant.”