Hyphen is currently a volunteer-run organization. All positions are paid in love and snacks.
This is how we thank you! Delicious food from our staff holiday party/appreciation. Photo courtesy of Andria Lo (www.andrialo.com)
Hyphen is looking for smart, overachieving, creative, articulate, innovative, detailed-oriented and above all, dedicated members to join its Business Team. We are interested in social justice issues, politics and pop culture. There is no money involved, just the experience of working alongside the greatest bunch of people you'll ever meet. There, we said it.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR
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Knowledge and Skills:
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Feel free to drop our recruiter a line at getinvolved[at]hyphenmagazine.com.
MAGAZINE AND ONLINE EDITORIAL TEAM
Hyphen is looking for credible, smart, bookish, overachieving, dusty-fingered, detailed-oriented and opinionated editors and writers. Our staff members are news junkies who are interested in social justice issues, politics and pop culture. There is no money involved, just the experience of working alongside the finest Asian American minds that community college ever produced.
Issues that affect Asian Americans are what we cover. While our focus is Asians living in the United States, we also strive to cover the international Asian diaspora through the lens of the Asian American experience. But, we'll still cringe at anything with the phrase "East meets West" in it.
Previous journalism experience desired, but we're open to newcomers.
We're especially looking for people in the following areas to help us produce our print magazine and website:
A) Hyphen Director of Photography
Ideal candidate could be an aspiring magazine photo director or an emerging photographer seeking greater understanding of the client side. Historically, the director of photography can also serve as Hyphen’s staff photographer, though that is not required. This is an opportunity to help define the visual style of a magazine and also make some connections in a number of professional media spheres.
- strong visual sense
- highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent verbal communication skills
- enthusiasm for Hyphen subject matter, Hyphen as a magazine and Hyphen as a part of the Asian American landscape
- understanding of contemporary photography including fine art, photojournalism, editorial, fashion, and commercial
- thorough working knowledge of digital and film photography from image capture to postproduction and prepress
- ability to communicate ideas visually and work creatively within very limited budgets
- ability to work as part of a larger team including editors, creative director, art director, and designers at all stages of content development
- ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet both short- and long-term deadlines
- responsiveness and availability with communication
- experience in photoshoot production or similar events including budgeting, finding talent and locations, organizing crew and executing a shoot
- understanding of and desire to expand Hyphen’s use of web-based media
- knowledge of stock photography
- familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Excel, Word, InDesign, PDF creation, Google Drive
- ability to develop relationships with new photographers and crew
The position requires roughly 7+ hours of work per/week.
Edit meetings are held bi-monthly in San Francisco (in-person/or video
conference attendance acceptable).
Submit your resume and a web portfolio to design[at]hyphenmagazine[dot]com with the subject "Director of Photography."
B) Politics Editors & Writers
Top of our wish list are news junkies interested in social justice issues, election coverage, and tracking acts of brilliance from the three branches of government, as they affect Asian Americans. We want writers and editors familiar with key figures and debates at a national level, and who also know major Asian American figures in the political landscape and their history on issues. Especially keen on those who keep abreast of ethnic media (such as Colorlines, Racialicious), as well as major issues impacting other communities of color.
C) Blog Editor
The blog editor manages a team of regular columnists and occasional bloggers/staff contributors, providing them with content edits and copyedits of their posts as well as technical support in our CMS. Specific duties include:
D) Music Editor
We’re looking for someone who is in-tune with the music scene and can help us highlight the hottest new and established Asian American bands, rappers, singers and DJs. If more than two rock-writing cliches are spotted -- your application will be immediately dismissed. If yours is accepted, you'd be in charge of reviews and features for Hyphen's print magazine and website.
E) Web Producers
Help enhance Hyphen's Internet presence. If you can tweet, Facebook, edit, write and know what HTML stands for, we're looking for you. The web producers work under the Online Editor to manage our social media and website, which can include posting blog entries and news stories, archiving of print edition content and other production duties. They coordinate with editorial, social media, blog and tech team members to keep Hyphen's website fresh and current. Familiarity content management systems, especially Drupal, is a plus.
F) Features Editor and Deputy Features Editors
Help develop the in-depth stories that anchor the magazine. We're looking for a team of editors to put together stories that explore a more complex representation of Asian America that is missing from most media. They can be serious, they can be funny, but most of all they are enlightening and well-crafted for both print and web.
G) Arts and Entertainment Editor
Hyphen needs an editor who can take charge of our books, movies, music and literature sections and lead our coverage of up-and-coming writers, filmmakers and musicians. You'll help edit stories and conceptualize Hyphen's entertainment content for print and online.
H) Front of the Book
FOB editors coordinate the shorter, fun, quirky features that open the print magazine. We need editors who can use style and humor to create a section that draws in readers.
I) Copy editors
Wordsmiths with a sense of style and substance are what we're looking for in a Hyphen copy editor. If you can shine copy like car wax and make headlines sing, we're looking for you. Previous copy editing experience and knowledge of AP style desired.
J) Staff Writers & Blog Columnists
Hyphen is looking for writers with style and sass to cover a range of topics from the frivolous to the serious, for both our print editions and website. Assignments may range from profiles to in-depth feature stories, current events-oriented news and analysis to book, movie and music reviews -- so long as they are well written and solidly reported.
Hyphen blog columnists need to have an engaging, conversational style consistent with the Hyphen voice, and be highly informed about Asian American culture and politics. Columnists must commit to posting once every four weeks on topics of interest to Asian America. They should have basic HTML editing skills and be familiar with AP style.
We're also looking for writers to contribute content on a freelance basis in any of the above categories. To freelance or guest post, please see our submission guidelines.
General Duties & Responsibilities for Editorial Team:
Knowledge and Skills:
We prefer that our editors be landlocked to the San Francisco Bay Area (though consideration is extended to those living elsewhere). Blog columnists and staff writers, however, may work by remote.
Those interested in any of the editorial/magazine positions should submit cover letter, resume and examples of published work to editorial[at]hyphenmagazine[dot]com.
Blog applicants, please send the following materials to the blog editors at blog[at]hyphenmagazine[dot]com:
Hyphen is also on the lookout for a top-notch staff to run the technical aspects of our website. Specifically we need:
Web Team Member
Help us keep our site up-to-date. This position also helps test the site to make sure its functioning correctly.
Web team applicants should send resumes to sean[at]hyphenmagazine.com.
Hyphen staff enjoying themselves at the staff holiday party/appreciation. Photo courtesy of Andria Lo (www.andrialo.com)
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