EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Editor
Location: Remote
Status: Part-time Independent Contractor / 10 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director, also serving as Publisher; operational line to Senior Associate Director-Development & Communications
Responsible for: Deputy Editor, volunteer contributors

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy for online, open-access magazine, PARTS & SELF, that aligns with the Foundation’s mission.
  • Plan and develop magazine content in collaboration with the Executive Director (serving as publisher) and Senior Associate Director for Development & Communications.
  • Ensure that the content is accurate, interesting, and well-organized, and meets the intended audience's needs.
  • Recruit and oversee the work of contributing authors.
  • Conduct interviews with thought-leaders and innovators in the field.
  • Draft, revise and edit magazine copy according to style guidelines.
  • Identify and manage visual content that amplifies the written word and builds brand.
  • Post new content, ensuring it adheres to site guidelines and best practices for SEO.
  • Serve as a brand manager, building awareness and the reputation through all communications.
  • Maintain documents and files on shared drives.
  • Propose tactics to increase the visibility and readership of the magazine.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated research, writing and copyediting skills
  • Understanding of editorial process to ensure content is delivered on time and meets quality standards.
  • Sensitivity to readership needs and trends in the Foundation’s operating spaces
  • Ability to create clear, concise, compelling stories
  • Basic understanding of SEO best practices
  • Ability to manage and apply style guidelines
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Competency (or capacity to gain competency) with software needed to perform duties and share content, including WordPress, MS Word, shared network drives.
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and high degree of professionalism
  • Aspiration to the ideals of Self leadership.

To Apply

Send résumé, cover letter, writing sample and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Magazine Editor Application” by March 31, 2024.

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About Us

The Foundation for Self Leadership advances emotional and relational healing and wellbeing in our world, which contributes to greater social harmony and peace, through the practice of Self-leadership as identified by the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of the human psyche.

We envision and strive to support a world in which individuals and society behave and interact using the inner resources of Self Leadership as a new paradigm for healing and living, bringing acceptance, compassion and safety and, by extension, to the communities in which we live, including and especially marginalized communities.

As a not-for-profit public charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation for Self Leadership advances the mission as we work to:

  • Underwrite independent, scientific research that examines and expands empirical evidence on the efficacy of the IFS model of the human psyche in transcending trauma and building emotional resiliency.
  • Incubate proof-of-concept projects that provide access to IFS beyond the traditional psychotherapeutic model as a practice for fostering inner healing and wellbeing, especially for underserved populations.
  • Expand the visibility of IFS through outreach and open-access resources.

About PARTS & SELF

PARTS & SELF is an online, open access magazine, published by the Foundation for Self Leadership since October 2022. The magazine is one way in which the Foundation advocates for the IFS model, making the paradigm and practice more accessible to individuals and communities beyond the clinical setting. The magazine highlights the work of the IFS community in generating research studies and innovative applications. It also provides thought-leadership in the larger space of individual and collective healing.