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We’re hiring an associate editor

The position involves overseeing our opinion and interview departments, and fact-checking features

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Broadview magazine (Broadview.org) is looking for a full-time (35 hours per week) Associate Editor to assign and edit our opinion and interview departments. The person in this position will also fact-check our features, and manage the work of freelance fact-checkers.

 We are currently working remotely but this position may be based in our east Toronto office when it reopens, with flexibility for hybrid work available.

Broadview is focused on spirituality (from a progressive Christian perspective), social justice and ethical living. It is the oldest continuously published magazine in North America, with roots dating back to 1829. The print magazine is published eight times per year and delivered to paying subscribers. In spring 2021, Broadview won “Best Special Interest Magazine” from the National Magazine Awards. 

Responsibilities:

  • Vet pitches and develop original and timely ideas for the Perspective (opinions and long interview) and Disruptor (short Interview) departments
  • Assign and edit writers for Perspective and Disruptor, bringing a wide range of diverse voices to Broadview’s pages
  • Compile letters to the editor and write contributors’ profiles
  • Assist with production of the magazine, including proofreading and entering InDesign changes
  • Write two columns or interviews per year
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings, display writing meetings and other meetings as required
  • Formally fact-check at least one feature per issue; manage a team of freelance fact-checkers for other features, ensuring their work is completed on time and to a high standard

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written and verbal English communication
  • Exceptional substantive, copy editing and proofreading skills; familiarity with Canadian Press Style
  • Ability to work well with writers, from novice journalists to seasoned professionals
  • A finger on the pulse of public dialogue — you read the news, follow the reaction on Twitter and other platforms, and know where the conversation is headed
  • An understanding of Christianity in general and progressive Christianity in particular
  • A large network of writers, including people from equity-seeking groups and those with a range of religious beliefs
  • Proven ability to fact-check a long-form feature  
  • Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Resourceful someone who recognizes challenges and offers solutions
  • A passion for journalism, magazines, social justice or progressive Christianity — or all of the above!

Experience:

  • Six months’ experience with formal magazine fact-checking
  • Three years’ experience with editing and assigning
  • Degree or diploma in journalism or a closely related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, InDesign and Google Workspace

Compensation: $45,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience, plus health benefits and pension plan 

Please email a cover letter and resumé to general@broadview.org by January 4, 2022. Broadview is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression.

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