Junior Editor

Employment type
7 days ago
Los Angeles

Employment​ ​Type: Internship

Duration: Through June 2018 (opportunities for extension)

Start​ ​Date: November 1st

Location: Los Angeles, remote work


About​ ​InHerShoes
InHerShoes is a registered non-profit where the foundation of everything we do begins and ends with one question: What would you do if you were 1% more courageous? Our mission is simple: catalyze courage for young girls to make a difference in their communities, now​. We work with first generation girls from modest means and create programs that allow them to stand in their accomplishments, ideate the change they want to make in their communities, and give them resources and scholarship to bring their idea to life. We’re committed to unlocking the genius of a generation to re-defy traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today.

What​ ​We're​ ​Looking​ ​For:
A​ ​jack-of-all-trades​ ​superstar​ ​Junior​ ​Editor.​ ​You​ ​have​ ​great​ ​taste​ ​and​ ​an​ ​innate​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​what​ ​makes​ ​a​ ​good story.​ ​You​ ​bring​ ​your​ ​unique​ ​experience​ ​working​ ​with​ ​writers​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​articles​ ​and​ ​beautifully​ ​written​ ​stories​ ​to a​ ​wide​ ​digital​ ​audience;​ ​we​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​platform​ ​capable​ ​of​ ​reaching​ ​huge​ ​swaths​ ​of​ ​the​ ​internet​ ​with​ ​stories​ ​about​ ​a courageous​ ​world.​ ​You​ ​believe​ ​in​ ​InHerShoes’s​ ​Mission​ ​and​ ​are​ ​a​ ​representation​ ​of​ ​being​ ​1%​ ​more​ ​courageous. We​ ​are​ ​in​ ​search​ ​of​ ​an​ ​energetic,​ ​enthusiastic​ ​Junior​ ​Editor​ ​who​ ​has​ ​the​ ​confidence​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​both​ ​staff​ ​and freelance​ ​writers​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​engaging,​ ​empathetic,​ ​sharply​ ​reported​ ​true​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​essays​ ​built​ ​to​ ​be​ ​shared widely​ ​across​ ​the​ ​internet​ ​and​ ​among​ ​your​ ​peers.​ ​You’re​ ​a​ ​team​ ​player​ ​with​ ​no​ ​shortage​ ​of​ ​smart,​ ​unexpected approaches​ ​and​ ​original​ ​ideas,​ ​and​ ​you’re​ ​experienced​ ​in​ ​helping​ ​writers​ ​share​ ​their​ ​unique​ ​voice.​ ​You​ ​know​ ​how to​ ​move​ ​people​ ​using​ ​text,​ ​images,​ ​and​ ​video.

You​ ​Will...

  • Manage multiple stories in a fast paced environment (Be able to post 3 posts/blogs a week)
  • Solicit and edit meaningful freelance and licensed work from outside contributors to produce empathy-driven nonfiction stories that will make an impact
  • Run edits on stories, create effective and high-performing social media packages (writing headlines, choosing imagery and multimedia, adding share text, etc.), and more.
  • Be an energetic and enthusiastic teammate who can rally remote writers with verve and creativity.
  • Work with InHerShoes staff to add style, structure, and standards to the work of our diverse team of writers from varied backgrounds.

You​ ​Have...

  • At least 1 year of editing experience
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while managing multiple stories/projects
  • Sharp editing and writing skills (talented social media enthusiasts and digital journalists interested in growing into editing are encouraged to apply)
  • Experience in traditional journalism practices: interviewing, fact checking, libel, pitching, etc.
  • Willingness to work hard and will be efficient and persistent
  • The ability to pick up new technology quickly and enjoys problem-solving
  • Strong emotional intelligence and excellent communication skills, with the ability to work in a remote environment that demands frequent communication over Slack, Asana, video chat, and email

What​ ​will​ ​you​ ​get?

  • Academic college credit available upon request*
  • Opportunities to take part in organization-wide decisions and have your ideas implemented
  • Paid roundtrip ticket to Austin, TX 2018 Summit in March
  • Be part of a team committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and world

Things​ ​to​ ​Keep​ ​in​ ​Mind:

  • We​ ​highly​ ​value​ ​all​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​diversity!​ ​Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • We​ ​welcome​ ​nontraditional​ ​candidates.​ Especially those with a background in storytelling on social media.
To apply

To apply, please submit your application your resume via and 2 writing samples that showcase who you are and an issue you are passionate about to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
*Intern is responsible for coordinating with InHerShoes staff