Creative Content Editor at Stranger's Guide

July 16, 2021

Stranger’s Guide is hiring a part-time Creative Content Editor who can help us showcase fascinating and unexpected details about locations we cover. The editor is responsible for the quirky and fun informational boxes and short essays that we print in the magazine and online. We’re looking for someone with a whimsical sensibility. The job requires strong research skills and a love of both the serious and the absurd. The ideal candidate has an interest in global politics and culture, both high-brow and low-brow. You’ll also be part of a close-knit and supportive team and participate in meetings and idea-generation for initiatives throughout the publication. This is a part-time position that will require remote working. You will report directly to our editor-in-chief.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Researching and writing information boxes for the magazine.
– Building and managing a small pool of researchers and writers.
– Attending weekly staff meetings.
– Working with interns, fact checkers and copy editors to create final content.
– Liaising with our designer for display in print and online.
– Considering how to best present our boxes to print and digital audiences.
– Strategizing and helping to generate attention and excitement for our work.

About us
Stranger’s Guide is an award-winning publication that focuses on improving global citizenship by providing excellent and unexpected storytelling from around the world. In print and online, we offer multifaceted portraits of locations, with photography, essays and fiction on a diversity of topics from some of the biggest names native to each place. In our first two years we have published original works by Francisco Goldman, Edwidge Danticat, Valeria Luiselli, Elena Poniatowska, Wole Soyinka and Colum McCann to name a few.

Our work has been featured in the Best American Travel Writing collection and garnered three National Magazine Award nominations since our launch in 2018. The magazine is sold in stores across the US, including Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods.

Application Process:
If you are a qualified candidate, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected], with the job title in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please tell us when you could start.