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Assistant Editor

Position Information

Job Title:

    Assistant Editor

Employer Name:

American Craft

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Job Description:

The magazine seeks an energetic assistant editor who:

  • Loves to write, edit, and proofread, and is always looking to improve
  • Views accuracy and deadlines as sacrosanct
  • Enjoys collaborating with like-minded word nerds and dedicated designers
  • Consistently demonstrates superior organizational skills
  • Relishes getting the details right
  • Has at least two years’ experience in journalism
  • Has solid Microsoft Word and InDesign skills
  • Appreciates visual art

The assistant editor:

  • Writes for front-of-book and midbook departments of the magazine
  • Writes for our soon-to-be-redesigned website
  • Collects photos, caption information, and credits for stories; writes those
  • all-important captions
  • Manages writers’ contracts and the comp mailing list
  • Assembles entries for magazine competitions
  • Collaborates on issue themes and story ideas
  • Helps proof each issue of the magazine
  • Manages relationships with digital magazine services

Where/How to Apply


American Craft is produced in northeast Minneapolis by a small, passionate team of journalists. Our organizational culture is characterized by openness, teamwork, and dedication. If you think you’re a good fit for us, please send cover letter, resume, and three brief writing samples by March 1 to Please type “assistant editor” in the subject line.