Editor, Freedom Magazine

August 30, 2023
Hollywood, CA

Freedom magazine, the human rights journal and voice of the Church of Scientology International, seeks an experienced editor for expansion of its print and digital editions. The editor oversees high-quality and timely publications addressing broad human rights issues and solutions to societal ills including drug abuse, illiteracy and declining moral values.

Recipient of numerous awards for its human rights investigations since launching in 1968, Freedom has exposed the 1953-73 MK-Ultra CIA human experimentation; secret chemical weapons tests on unsuspecting U.S. military and civilians leading to reforms that saw to the destruction of chemical stockpiles; South African slave labor camps during apartheid, and other psychiatric torture; and more recently, the powers behind the opioid crisis and the profits driving Florida pill mills; the NSA’s cybersecurity machine threatening civil liberties; bias in media coverage of religions; threats to religious freedom; and dozens of other important issues.

The editor is responsible for all aspects of Freedom in coordination with staff:

  • Implements the publication strategy for print and digital editions, websites, blogs and social media channels;
  • Establishes editorial calendar and assigns investigations and reporting in alignment with strategic planning and mission of Freedom;
  • Proactively solicits and originates story ideas and finds new talent for the Freedom team;
  • Directs in-house and external freelance writers and editors investigating and reporting on topical social issues, with emphasis on human rights and religious freedom;
  • Oversees editorial, design and production quality, scheduling and budgeting in coordination with in-house and external staff;
  • Guides and coaches reporters, writers and editors; reports, writes and edits as needed;
  • Collaborates with art director and designers to achieve maximum level of visual storytelling;
  • Maintains highest level of quality and integrity in all aspects of Freedom reporting, creation and production.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, history, journalism or relevant field
  • Minimum five years of magazine editor experience including hands-on supervision of editorial staff
  • Excellent reporting, writing, editing and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of all digital platforms in addition to print edition
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently under deadline pressure
  • Flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends and occasional travel
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity, and dedication to attaining highest level of quality
  • No current nonmedical drug use

The position is full-time onsite at Church of Scientology International headquarters in Hollywood, California. Compensation is competitive based on experience and expertise. CSI is an equal employment opportunity organization.

The successful candidate will begin with a paid orientation program including tours of Church facilities and briefing on institutional and publication history, editorial goals and policy, and staff conduct regulations.

Please submit résumé including education and employment record; at least six representative writing and editing samples; three letters of professional recommendation. Position is open until filled.

Send digital files to [email protected]
or hard copy to:

Freedom Publishing Personnel Department
Church of Scientology International
6331 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329