Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seeking Production Assistant and Content Writer: Tor.com

Tor.com is seeking to hire two long-term, in-house freelancers, to start in May, 2013. Both positions require a commitment of 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, on location in our Manhattan offices—because these jobs require a close working relationship with the rest of our on-site production and editorial staff, applicants must be based in the New York area and/or able to commute in every weekday.
Please read below the fold for detailed job descriptions, specific qualifications required for both positions, and contact information.

Production Assistant:
The in-house production assistant must be attentive to detail and able to function efficiently at a fast pace. The production assistant will work under the Production Manager and be primarily responsible for inputting, formatting, and publishing daily editorial and visual content, averaging 15+ articles per day. The production assistant will also be responsible for copy editing content before publication.
Copy editing and/or proofreading experience is a must. Candidates must also be familiar with HTML and some CSS—experience with Joomla and WordPress CMS would be considered a major asset. Photo editing/Photoshop experience is a plus. Familiarity with standard image copyright practices is also a plus.
Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with 1 year or more experience in publishing and a definite interest in genre fiction. This position is based in our Manhattan office. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

  irene.galloATtor.com (Change AT to @) Subject line: Production Assistant

Content Writer:
The in-house content writer will be responsible for producing cleanly written, concise articles in a dynamic, rapidly-paced environment. The content writer will primarily be covering breaking news, movie trailers, publicity announcements, and occasional thematic blog posts as directed by the Production Manager and Managing Editor of the site. Other responsibilities will include involvement with Tor.com’s social media presence and collaborating on our weekly newsletter.
Candidates for this position must have some degree of familiarity and experience with news writing and basic journalistic practices. The ability to self-edit, copy edit and/or proofread, and fact check articles will also be a major component in this position, and familiarity with SEO optimization practices is also a plus. Since the job will require the ability to recognize important news stories and potential opportunities for coverage, candidates must be extremely invested in and knowledgeable about science fiction, fantasy, fandom, and genre-related popular culture.
Ideally, we are looking for candidates with at least one year’s experience as a copywriter or content writer; other blogging experience and familiarity with the publishing industry is a plus. This position is based in our Manhattan office. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

irene.galloATtor.com (Change AT to @) Subject line: Content Writer

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