Editorial Assistant

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Mark Ellwood

Company Description

Mark Ellwood is looking for an editorial assistant to help manage logistics and research. I am a NY-based journalist focusing on luxury in all its forms: travel, art, fashion, F&B and more. I contribute to magazines and newspapers, as well appearing regularly on TV and hosting podcasts.

Full bio and portfolio are here: https://www.mark-ellwood.com/

Job Description

The editorial assistant will be responsible for 50% administrative work and 50% editorial work, including:

● Assisting with research projects, including identifying ideal sources and preparing research packets

● Managing submission from PR representatives and prioritizing key pitches

● Scheduling and managing Mark Ellwood’s calendar

● Managing Mark Ellwood’s social media accounts, especially Twitter

● Assisting with administration and logistics around payments and contracts

● Some computing support focused on migration to cloud-based software

The ideal candidate should have a year of experience in journalism or another writing field (recent graduates with student journalism experience are welcome to apply), with a particular interest in luxury. You will be organized, efficient, a self-starter, and keen to learn the ins and outs of running a successful freelance writing business.

The position will ideally start in April 2021. Pay is $15/hour, with a minimum of 20 hours of work guaranteed each month, although it is likely to be higher, especially at the outset.

The work is 100% remote so candidates from anywhere can apply, though time zone sync will be important.

The manager will also offer mentorship, connections to editors, edits on pitches, and more, depending on your career goals.

To Apply

If interested, please send your resume and a quick email (2 paragraphs max) detailing your applicable experience and work samples to Mark Ellwood at hello@mark-ellwood.com.

Please mark the subject line “Application for Assistant Position”; all applications must be received by the end of the day on Wednesday April 14.