We’re conducting a national search for an Associate Editor at The California Sunday Magazine. Associate Editors are responsible for gathering and generating feature ideas, finding new writers, conceiving and contributing to our ambitious new Shorts department, and reporting and writing from time to time. We’re interested in vivid characters, engrossing plots, and deep reporting from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America—all for a national audience. You’ll work with prominent journalists as well as emerging talents. You should be full of ideas, and believe that this is an exciting time to be making media.
Launched at the end of 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for ten National Magazine Awards, including for Reporting, Photography, Design, General Excellence, and Magazine of the Year, and a winner three times. A number of our features have been optioned for television or film. We also produce the acclaimed live event series Pop-Up Magazine, which presents new reported stories by writers, radio producers, photographers, and documentary filmmakers at large venues across the country, like Lincoln Center and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York; Davies Symphony Hall, the Paramount Theatre, and the Greek Theatre in the Bay Area; and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles—and there are opportunities for California Sunday editors to contribute.
The ideal candidate should have at least 2-5 years of professional experience writing or editing reported stories for a large audience; you should be creative, self-directed, hard-working, and eager to collaborate with and learn from colleagues.
This position is full-time, based in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
In all our work, diversity is really important to us.
If you have more ideas than formal experience, you may still apply, but we recommend a longer cover letter offering at least three story ideas and a critique of the magazine.