As the lead day-to-day editor and producer of Pop-Up Magazine, you will be responsible for imagining and organizing live magazine performances and events. You will report to Editor-in-Chief Douglas McGray, who will have a new, expanded role.
This is not an event manager position, though you should feel comfortable throwing big, fun parties. We're looking for someone who is excited to produce performances of reported, true stories in writing, radio, documentary film, photography, and illustration, and thinks we have only just scratched the surface of all we might do and all the ways we might bring people together. You should be inspired by a close relationship with your audience, and the opportunity to give them memorable experiences.
You can be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles. We will consider candidates from anywhere, but if you don't live in California right now, you should be prepared to show a deep familiarity with writers, radio producers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and illustrators in California and the West.
We work in a lot of different media. You won't be a pro at all of them. But you should be a pro at one of them, at least, with a track record of work for national outlets, and have good instincts for mixing media together. Radio experience is especially useful.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and response to the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Critique Pop-Up Magazine. What specific stories or elements have made the strongest impression on you, and why, and how might we improve? OR if you haven't seen a Pop-Up Magazine issue, critique, specifically, the live events that have made the strongest impression on you, good or bad.
The position is full-time, with health benefits.