Entry-level, full-time, long-term freelance position, with potential to transition to staff.
Monday through Friday evening shift (5 P.M. to midnight), plus at-home weekend hours with compensatory days provided.
Reports to: Director of Editorial Production, Head of Digital Content Production, Night-shift Manager
The New Yorker is seeking a full-time, entry-level to moderately experienced content-production associate, with considerable technology skills, for the evening shift in our growing and cutting-edge editorial production department. The position is long-term freelance, in-house at our 1 World Trade Center location, and is available immediately.
This position is focussed on the production of the print and digital editions of the magazine, which involves interacting with various departments to track and close the issue each week. Weekend work includes communicating with a remote production team and assuring quality control of New Yorker app content.
The role is in a position-tracked department where there are opportunities to advance. Interest in a long-term commitment and amenability to ebbs and flows in responsibilities over time are a must. Interest in and aptitude for mobile-app development, production, and quality control will be considered highly. Additional interest in scripting and automation, application and product development, technology market research and/or database management is a plus.
This job is not a track for writing or editing positions, though appreciation and interest in those areas is most welcome.
- Familiarity with InDesign, K4, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS
- Comfortable with a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems: Apple, Android, Windows, etc.; ability to thoroughly research and troubleshoot problems within these systems
- Ability to sustain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
- Exceptional capacity to learn and solve problems
- Ability to self-motivate, meet deadlines, and take initiative to complete tasks both within and outside the scope of duties
- Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and maintain flexibility with shifting responsibilities
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to give and receive honest and direct feedback
- Calm demeanor and positive attitude under pressure
- Willingness to be part of a close-knit team and thrive in a collaborative environment
- A knowledge of and interest in the history, style, and voice of The New Yorker
PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED
- Strong knowledge of copy-editing marks and editorial procedures
- Experience with and knowledge of social-media conventions and best practices
RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE
- Creating layouts in InDesign while following strict style-sheet protocol
- Managing the design process for assigned layouts from initial stages through final shipping
- Sending author proofs and working with editors, proofreaders, and fact-checkers to finalize articles
- Preparing HTML and CSS files for Web, tablets, and mobile devices
Please e-mail your résumé (or provide a link to it) to Monica Racic firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include any additional background information you think may be helpful.
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