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We’re Hiring!

Cup of Jo is hiring an editor and writer

After two wonderful years, our beloved Caroline is leaving her editor job at Cup of Jo to focus on personal projects, including writing books. We’re excited for her but sad for ourselves. She was my first hire at Cup of Jo, and she has been fantastic to work with through the years. She has written epic posts on things like heartbreak, living alone and all things beauty. She’ll be missed! Thankfully, she’ll still be working full-time for the next month or so, and will contribute regularly to the blog after that.

The good news is: We’re looking for a great writer/editor to join our team. This is a full-time position based in Brooklyn. Here are the details…


We’re thrilled to be bringing on an experienced writer/editor to help continue to grow Cup of Jo. I’m looking for someone hardworking and likeminded who is a fount of ideas and is excited about working on a small, dynamic team.

About the editor role:

* Full-time position based in our office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

* Responsibilities include generating original ideas for posts and series; producing photo shoots and conducting interviews (like house tours and beauty uniforms); writing posts in the first- and third-person voice; scouting contributors/writers for longer-form essay posts (like this and this) and editing them; writing blurbs for posts and our weekly email; scouting products and producing round-up posts; helping with social media; and collaborating on all things editorial.

* Commitment of at least one year.

* Competitive salary.

About the ideal candidate:

* 5+ years of writer/editor experience, ideally for lifestyle magazines or websites.

* Avid reader of blogs and other media; explorer of all corners of the Internet.

* Able to generate all kinds of fresh and compelling ideas for posts and series in many different categories.

* Able to scout anything and everything, from beautiful homes to parents living around the world to unexpected products for gift guides to professional dog walkers to people with nutty collections to… anything.

* An innate sense of what really matters to people and what’s interesting.

* Knowledge of the online shopping world and a great sense of style for market work.

* Able to juggle tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. Self-motivated and eager to take an idea or task and run with it.

* Curious, enthusiastic, efficient and solution oriented. Very organized with a strong attention to detail.

* Bonus: Experience with WordPress.

If you’re interested, please email: careers@cupofjo.com with a letter about yourself, a resume, links to your website/blog/Instagram/Pinterest/Twitter (if you have them), 5 ideas for posts that you’d like to write or produce for Cup of Jo, and 10 links that would fit well into a Cup of Jo Friday round-up.

We’ll be reviewing the applications over the next few weeks and will be in touch shortly. Thank you so much for your time and interest! Very much looking forward to hearing from you. xoxo

(Photo by Crystin Moritz)

  1. Good luck, Caroline!

    Jo, Do you have any part-time remote positions available? I work full time but would love to work with you and help develop content. I live in Philly. Thanks!
    Tanya
    http://www.laptopsandheels.com

  2. Sam says...

    Ohhhhh Caroline we will miss you! Best of luck with your next adventure xx

  3. I wish I wish this were a remote position! Love from a girl who loves to write and edit and blog. God’s blessings to you. — Bailey

  4. Brooke (Sad Animal Facts) says...

    Congratulations Caroline, you’ll be missed!

    Thanks for making Cup of Jo such a great place! I forwarded Caroline’s essay on falling in love to every person I know, and my fiancé listens super-patiently to my almost-daily Cup of Jo updates (“There’s a new type of striped shirt I don’t have yet!!”)
    xx Brooke

  5. oh that’s so sad! i love her writing style and her voice, but i am so excited for what’s in store for the future with her and your new editor

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  6. Jo says...

    Enjoyed her posts on being single! Though we’re different ages, I appreciated her perspective of creating a home for oneself, fashion & dating. Best wishes to you.

  7. Kimberly Evans says...

    Jo, Are you accepting remote applications who live in say…. Connecticut?

  8. annie says...

    Loved her posts always. I adore all things CoJ, but especially can relate to the younger, non-motherhood posts since that’s my demographic for now! She has a youthful, but wise voice. Best of luck :)

  9. Yeng says...

    Sad to hear Caroline is
    leaving. I really admire her writing – witty, relatable, and warm. Her mattress post showed real skill. Wishing her all the best on her next adventure. Can’t wait to read her book!

  10. Margo says...

    Best wishes to Caroline, she is terrific!

  11. For your new hire, I would be interested in the perspective of someone stylish, youthful and funny in her 40’s…a photographer with kids and a husband who works full time. There is something I can relate to ;) That would be amazing.

  12. Awe, sad to hear that Caroline is moving on but it must be exciting for her to go out on her own! I hope she’s still able to contribute to Cup of Jo every so often…I always love hearing her opinions.

  13. amy says...

    I loved Caroline’s posts! Very sad she is leaving. This is my dream job — I’d love to apply but don’t think I would be as interesting, funny, stylish as Caroline (or Joanna!). I’ve been reading for years and honestly, the posts are my favorite part of the day!

  14. Lauren says...

    Jo, would you consider having a weekly or monthly guest post? I’m thinking that this would be great way for inexperienced writers/journalists to gain some experience and exposure (I work for an employment service so am always thinking of ways for others to gain experience and a ‘foot in the door’ of their preferred work industry).

  15. arielle says...

    I have loved this blog from the very start and have to admit, I was a bit wary when the editorial team expanded. That said, Caroline’s work has so touched me as a mid-20-something-Brooklynite to now a late-20-something-San Franciscan. Caroline, thank you for sharing honestly, with warmth, wit, and humor. I will miss your voice!

    With care and appreciation,
    Arielle

  16. Danielle R. says...

    I wish Caroline the best of luck!! Loved her posts cause I relate very much to them (as far as dating, the blogs about being single, etc) and they are very well written. Maybe I’ll see some other work later.

  17. Katie says...

    I really loved Caroline’s perspective (dating, being single, not having kids) and hope you find that balance in whoever you hire next to keep a more well-rounded perspective. I like that it makes the blog relate-able to both my “now” (not yet married) and my “future” (aspirational posts about motherhood).

  18. Elise says...

    So sad to see Caroline go! I’ve loved reading her posts. But you always seem to hire fantastically, so I’m not too worried. Good luck, Caroline!

  19. How wonderful for Caroline! We’ve loved getting to know her, and I’m sure we’ll all be picking up her future work, too. :)

    Congrats!

    http://www.kathryndlewis.com

  20. Ella says...

    Cannot wait to read your book Caroline! Hope you get on it asap ;)

  21. prudence says...

    All the best Caroline!.. Joanna, After re-reading Caroline’s welcome post I wonder how close do you think cup of jo is to achieving the goals you set out or where hoping for in that post?…

  22. Sophie says...

    Really, really hate to see Caroline go because I love her writing, but am looking forward to her first book! Best of luck to you, Caroline.

  23. Jo says...

    I will miss you so, Caroline!

    I’m so sad to see you go but can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. You are so talented and genuine (not to mention BEAUTIFUL, of course)! Please keep us posted through your personal blog.

    All the best to you!

  24. cora says...

    Good luck in your future endeavors Caroline. I know wonderful things are in store for you. I look forward to seeing your guest posts. Jo, please hire someone exactly like her with the same spirit and charm, no easy feat I’m sure!

  25. Emily M. says...

    This feels like that time last week when my friend told me she’s moving away. I’m happy for you on the outside but sad for me on the inside. I’ve truly enjoyed the flavor you’ve brought to Cup of Jo, Caroline– thank you. Please write often! (on the blog, obviously, I know we’re not actual friends…)

  26. Best of luck and the happiest wishes to Caroline on her next adventure. We will miss you!! Keep us updated on your next steps!

  27. Megan Dierckins says...

    I love A Cup Of Jo and will miss Caroline! As a 30 year old who is married but does not have kids yet, I always felt like her pieces related directly to me! Best of luck and I can’t wait to see what you do!

  28. Theresa says...

    Aw, bummer! Good luck to Caroline on her next professional adventure! When she gets engaged, she will have to write a guest post. :)

  29. claire says...

    she will be greatly missed – she’ll be a tough act to follow

  30. Good luck, Caroline! I have adored reading your posts. I credit you with so many random giggles from my desk at work during lunch.

  31. Colleen says...

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! I heart Caroline! Thank you for the beautiful writing and best of luck in your new ventures. I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from you in the future.

  32. No, not Caroline. :(
    She is the best. Wishing her all the best!

  33. Julie says...

    So sorry to see Caroline go. What a great writer! Hope you find someone amazing—and looking forward to Caroline’s book :)

  34. sarah w says...

    LOVE CAROLINE AND HER INTELLIGENT, QUIRKY, WITTY SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!!!! Sign me up for the book she is writing. Can’t wait to read!!!!!

  35. Meggles says...

    What a serious bummer. I love Caroline. She is so funny, interesting, and genuine. Great writer, too.

  36. N. Rogers says...

    So sad to hear Caroline is leaving! I really enjoy reading her posts — especially the beauty product ones.

  37. Katie H. says...

    Dream job! But I have no experience, no talent, nor do I live in Brooklyn… Sad to see Caroline go (Best of luck!), but we will be very excited to meet your new team member!

  38. Catherine says...

    I wish! Good luck in the process.

  39. Olivia says...

    I have loved Caroline’s posts over the years I’ve been reading! I’m unmarried, without kids, and I find Caroline’s posts very relatable, as she’s faced many of the same dating and life experiences I have (e.g. living alone, break ups, etc.) AND, they are always phenomenally written.

    GOOD LUCK on your next endeavor Caroline!!!! Cup of Jo readers will miss you.

  40. Greta says...

    Good luck, Caroline! You will do great in your new professional endeavour!

    How I would love to come work with you guys! This would be a dream come true! My heart fits the requirements, my Resume doesn’t even come close – I’m a lawyer who lives in Belgium… A world away in every respect.

  41. Jamie says...

    I will be sad to see Caroline go; I love her posts! I’m glad she’ll still be contributing. Good luck Caroline!

  42. Cath K says...

    So sorry to see her go. I’m a reader from the UK and just love everything she posts. Good luck!

  43. If only I still lived in Cobble Hill! I lived there for a decade… And I actually AM a writer, albeit I do a different kind of writing for a living…