Editorial Assistant

Tiger Oak Media, Inc - Minneapolis, MN

Part-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $41,000 a year

Tiger Oak Media, Inc. is seeking a well organized and detail-oriented Editorial Assistant. The Editorial Assistant must be able to manage a variety of tasks and projects with ease. The ideal candidate will embody Tiger Oak’s core values: Creativity, Initiative, Resilience, Cooperation and Pride. Part-time position.

Primary Responsibilities

Shepherding stories through the editorial process. The editorial assistant assists the managing editor with the editorial “flow” each month, getting stories from point A to point Z. (Note: The following tasks are all done together with the managing editor.)

  • Assisting in completing additional fact checks when needed.
  • Collecting and moving all edited copy from remote editors to designated server locations at Tiger Oak—reminding editors when necessary of any missing work.
  • Assisting in moving final copy to Ready to Place.

Copyediting and proofreading. When layout proofs arrive each month from the art directors, the editorial assistant assists the managing editor with another round of editing.

  • Proofreading for grammatical, stylistic and mechanical errors.
  • Watching for questions or issues with photos or design elements that need to be addressed with the art directors.
  • Giving final proofs a detailed look before they’re sent to the printer.

Other administrative/management tasks. These tasks might vary, depending on the time of year and the needs of the team. These tasks will likely include things like:

  • Helping the managing editor stay up-to-date on any expiring contracts and other time sensitive calendar items.
  • Helping plan, host and follow up on editorial meetings.
  • Being engaged on social media and helping the team with additional/bonus online content.
  • Write 1-2 stories/month for one or more CLM titles.
  • Assist in researching and creating advertorial content 4x per year.
  • Other duties as needed.

Skills & Characteristics

A great assistant editor will be…

  • Organized, with an eye for detail.
  • An excellent editor and copyeditor.
  • Able to manage a variety of tasks and projects at once.
  • Able to go with the flow of the monthly editorial cycle (some weeks are busy with a certain type of task, while others are more flexible).
  • Willing to share ideas for how to keep the team and the magazines improving.
  • A strong communicator, especially via email.
  • Personable, open and willing to answer (or find answers to) questions.
  • Creative, finding fresh ways to present information to the team and keep everyone engaged.

Hours & Workload Breakdown

We expect this to be a part-time position of roughly 20 hours per week.

  • At least 2-3 full in-office days. For example, Wednesday-Friday or partial in-office days of 4-5 days per week.

Some work may require on-site or remote work, for example researching locations for potential editorial or advertorial content or assistance at events.

Job Type: Part-time

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Overtime often available:

  • No