Work From Home Full Time Editor With Rookie

May 22nd, 2013

Rookie is hiring a full time work from home editor.

The ideal person for this job has at least three years’ experience as a story editor (either in print or online) and knows the basics of copyediting and fact-checking. Rookie is a fast-growing but small operation.

You will work independently and remotely. Applicants should be very comfortable working from home, with minimal infrastructure and little management from the editorial team. You’ll be in charge of managing your own time and workload, while helping us manage deadlines for about 70 freelance contributors. They’re looking for someone who learns new skills and protocols quickly and who enjoys solving problems on their own. This is a full-time contract position, with a possibility of becoming a salaried position down the line

If this sounds like you, please send the following to, with the subject line EDITOR APPLICATION:

  1. Your résumé
  2. An email including:
  • A critique of the site: what you like, what you don’t, and why. What should they do more of? What should they do less of? What new kinds of things would you like to see on Rookie? (Specific examples are welcome.)
  • 2 ideas for posts: These can be for any type of content (an essay, an interview, a video series, a short story, an excerpt, or just a specific writer you think we should work with).
  • 1 idea for a monthly theme: Let them know how you see the theme being expressed aesthetically, and what that month’s stories might include
  • Links to your social media pages (Tumblr, Twitter, etc.) and to your blog, if you have one.

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