By Danielle Allison • May 07, 2019•Ms. JD
Ms. JD seeks a passionate Editor-in-Chief to research, plan, write and edit web content. As the Editor-in-Chief for Ms. JD, you will help edit, organize and manage Ms. JD’s website content. The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for planning, creating, editing and publishing information on Ms. JD’s website.
The successful candidate is a skilled writer and researcher, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of web writing. The goal is to produce creative web content to appeal to our community. While not required, this position may be particularly beneficial for those with an interest in attending law school or interested in law more generally.
This is a part-time independent contractor position expected to require 5-10 hours of work per week. TheEditor-in-Chiefwill work remotely with Ms. JD’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors located across the country.
ABOUT MS. JD
As the U.S.’s premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation on gender issues in the legal sector. To fulfill this mission, Ms. JD hosts and facilitates a number of events and the following programs throughout the year:
The Fellowship program, which promotes mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys;
The Writers in Residence guest blogger opportunity;
The Reference Library on Women in Law;
Public Interest Scholarships; and
The Global Education Fund.
With campus chapters throughout the nation, Ms. JD is also home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization, which represents the specific interests and needs of women law students. More information about Ms. JD and its extensive programs and events is available at www.ms-jd.org.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Key duties include, but are not limited to:
Proofread and edit material
Schedule all blog posts for promotion on website
Organize, distribute, and respond to communications received by general email account
Produce and publish new content in a creative way
Provide training to board members and other staff on navigation of the website backend
Ensure content is up-to-date, including producing and editing webpages, staff and Board biographies, and program webpages
Comply with copyright and privacy regulations
Monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity
Keep track of developments in web technology
The ideal candidate will have all of the qualifications listed below.
Proven work experience as a web editor
Editing skills with a demonstrable portfolio of published work
Hands on experience with MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools
Familiarity with content management systems
Excellent writing skills in English
Attention to detail
BS in journalism, communications or related field
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for one to three professional references to Ms. JD’s Chief Executive Officer Danielle Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email must include “Editor-in-Chief Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, May 31, 2019.
No late submissions or incomplete applications will be considered. Early applications are encouraged.
Ms. JD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law. Ms. JD is unable to sponsor work permits.