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We’re looking for two editors/writers to join our team — one senior, one junior. Both are full-time positions based in our Brooklyn office. Here are the details, if you’re interested…


Cup of Jo is a multi-media company based in Brooklyn, centered around our award-winning daily women’s lifestyle site. We cover fashion, beauty, design, culture, travel, food, relationships and parenting. We have a community of more than 1 million unique readers per month — smart, enthusiastic women, who are deeply engaged with the site. We always strive to be inclusive and authentic. As Olive Kitteridge said, “There’s no such thing as a simple life.” In 2018, we’ll be bringing Cup of Jo events to more cities around the country, collaborating with brands on new products, and launching other exciting projects.

SENIOR EDITOR ROLE:

This editor is a key part of our team and will help with both the daily running of the site and overarching editorial vision. Responsibilities also include collaborating on editorial strategy and execution; generating compelling ideas for new posts and series; writing multiple posts per week; establishing and managing a network of new freelance writers; producing photo shoots; and conducting interviews (like house tours and beauty uniforms). This is a full-time position based in our office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

About the ideal candidate:

* 5-10 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 fresh and compelling ideas for posts/series in many different categories.

* Funny, warm, conversational writing style.

* Able to scout anything and everything, from house tours to parents living around the world to people with crazy collections to… anything.

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

* Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. Self-motivated and eager to take ideas/projects and run with them.

* Enthusiastic, efficient, organized and solution-oriented.

* Understanding of the Cup of Jo aesthetic and language.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ROLE:

An editorial assistant is an important member of our team, offering both editorial and administrative support. Responsibilities include attending story meetings and generating original ideas for posts; writing some posts; helping produce photo shoots and events; scouting products for stories and round-ups; resizing and uploading photos; producing content for social channels; answering reader emails and moderating comments; as well as a grab bag of other projects. This position also has huge growth potential, as we are passionate about training, coaching and promoting from within. This is a a full-time position based in our office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

About the ideal candidate:

* 1-3 years of editorial experience, ideally at a lifestyle magazine or website.

* Quick learner. Eager to take a project and run with it.

* Excellent communication skills and writing abilities.

* Roll-up-your-sleeves attitude; no task beneath him or her.

* Organized with a strong attention to detail.

* Understanding of the Cup of Jo aesthetic and language.

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Benefits for both positions: We offer competitive salaries, health insurance and a generous vacation policy. A small team atmosphere allows us to be nimble, take ownership of new projects and move quickly in fun directions. We work from a bright, comfortable, friendly Brooklyn office.

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If you’re interested in either position, please email careers@cupofjo.com with a letter about yourself, a résumé, links to your website/blog/Instagram, 5 ideas for posts or series that you think would be a great fit for Cup of Jo, and 10 links that would fit well into a Cup of Jo Friday round-up. The senior editor position, please also include three writing samples.

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

(Photo by Crystin Moritz)

  1. Still hiring?

  2. Liz C says...

    Do you have guidelines for freelance writers? Should we submit resumes and writing samples? Thanks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we actually aren’t bringing on new freelance writers at the moment, liz, but thank you so much!

  3. Nicole LaReau says...

    Are you looking for any interns? I adore your site but i’m still in the college age bracket:)

  4. Vish says...

    I have been reading your blog for years and I adore it. I have extensive marketing, editorial and social media experience; I would like to think that I’d be a great fit for your team. However, I live in India. I’d move in a heartbeat if I was lucky enough to get such a dream job though! Would you consider sponsoring a work visa for an overseas candidate at all? I think it could add an interesting dimension and diversity to your team if you did.

  5. Emily Johnson says...

    Oh no! Just seeing this – am I still able to apply??

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! :)

  6. Bailey says...

    Why is Megan no longer on the team page? Is she still working for COJ?

  7. Sounds amazing! xoxo

  8. I am not a very good writer and lives far from Brooklyn and yet in my heart I am aching for this job!

  9. Tatiana says...

    Can I still apply? I just saw the post I was on vacation :(

    • Haylie says...

      I just sent in my materials, Tatiana. You should, too!

  10. winnie says...

    I know the person must be good and fit with your team, but some diversity in voices would be great too!

  11. Kelly says...

    Very excited about this! I submitted my materials over the holiday – can’t wait for you guys to get back and see your next post. I’ve missed COJ!

    Hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing break :)

  12. This is an amazing opportunity!

  13. Molly says...

    Please bring Caroline back! ;) I miss her voice! If that’s not possible the occasional guest post from her would be GREAT!

  14. K says...

    Congrats! Also, when are you all coming back from break? I’m dying for my latest Cup of Jo!

  15. Claudia says...

    Congrats on expanding your team!!!

  16. Anita says...

    How about: bring CAROLINE back. Miss her.

    • edie says...

      second this! her voice was refreshing.

    • megan says...

      Yes!

    • Alexia says...

      Would also love to see more Caroline! Love all the writers but I remember her as the first hire + miss her!

    • Ismah says...

      I miss her too! Would love another book post!

  17. This is so exciting! I know a lot of great writers who are not in a position to move to Brooklyn. Do you accept freelance submissions?

  18. Elaine Tran says...

    Joanna + Team, I just wanted to say: CONGRATULATIONS!!! From being a one-woman show, every new hire is *such* a milestone! :)

    Best wishes,
    Elaine

  19. i says...

    I’m excited to see that cup of Jo is growing and expanding. I believe in you! I believe that you’ll be able to mature and grow this voice, vision and culture and still be yourself. You go girls!!!!!

    • Carrie says...

      Love this comment!

  20. Genna says...

    Congratulations on the growth, may 2018 bring COJ much success! Happy New Year to the whole community!

  21. Rachel says...

    Hi Joanna!

    How exciting to be able to grow and expand your wonderful team. I am wondering how open you are to people applying who may want to make a career change. I do not have 1-3 years editorial experience, but six years of experience as a writing teacher.

    I know crafting cover letters is a big creative endeavor, and sifting through a high volume of applicants is time consuming for you! Hoping this question may benefit a few other readers who may be in the same boat.

    I have read Cup of Jo every week day for five years. I am so grateful for the space you’ve created, and I wish you a wonderful holiday!

    xo,
    Rachel

  22. As I was agreeing with Marjolen about seeing more about working/career oriented articles and then with Samantha about San Francisco, I realized there’s probably a niche for that here in San Francisco. The sweet spot for that is a little gone by (Brooklyn has much more complexity and creativity), but that’s why such a blog is particularly needed here. Thinking….

  23. Just waiting for you guys to move your operation to Los Angeles, then I’ll be the first to apply! ;)

    • Maiz says...

      Me, too. Just waiting for CoJ-LA!

  24. Missy says...

    I’m a social worker/mental health counselor. Not one ounce of experience in this field but I so want to work with you amazing women (and also move to Brooklyn). Looking forward to what 2018 brings! Xo

  25. Savannah says...

    I’m so happy that you are in a place to grow and expand the “brand”! But I will miss your distinct voice being the majority of content.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll still be here, don’t worry! :)

  26. Julia says...

    Hi! Are you only considering females for this role? I see several of the qualifications refer to “her”.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      these positions are open to all!

  27. Oh! Just wishing so much that I lived in Brooklyn. Love Jo so much!

  28. Emma says...

    Happy to be your London correspondent!

  29. Meghan says...

    Happy to see you expanding, Jo! Been reading since when you referred to your readers by our pet names. <3 So exciting to see the growth.

  30. Sarah says...

    How I wish I lived in Brooklyn and could apply!

    I would love to pitch ideas and send links to my published stories and articles if you seek contributing writers in the future.

    Wishing you a happy holiday week!

  31. Elizabeth says...

    Olive Kitterage!

    • Claire says...

      great suggestion! I second this!

  32. So sad neither are remote positions as this popped up just as I was thinking about writing jobs (felt like such a sign)! If you ever open that up, I would apply in a heartbeat. But totally understand…all the best with your search. I know you’ll find some amazing people! <3

    • Courtney says...

      Same thoughts!

  33. Maggie Mae says...

    My heart is aflutter! Found your blog in it’s earliest years as a teenager living in the woods of Northern California and l o n g e d to visit the Brooklyn cafes you recommended wearing the J.Crew flats you featured. I’ve been living in the UWS for a while now and almost teetered off my chair when I saw this post. What to do if one meets every requirement but doesn’t have extensive editorial experience?

    Asking for a friend ;)

    • Maggie Mae says...

      Also excuse the it’s – an overexcited apostrophe

    • I’m a retired career counselor: If you have 2/3 or 3/4 of the qualifications and are dying for the job, go ahead and apply. The perfect candidate does not exist – it’s just the hope of the employer! Write a wonderfully compelling cover letter, brush up your resume with any and all relevant experience, and give it a shot! What have you got to lose, except your dream job (if you don’t apply). Best of luck!

    • Emily says...

      Love this advice! Thank you!!

  34. Liz C says...

    Hi Cup of Jo! Can you talk more about freelance writing opportunities? How would a freelance writer like me fit into this: “establishing and managing a network of new freelance writers…”

    Also, would you consider any writing contests for your readers to submit and have the opportunity to be published on your amazing blog?

    Thanks!

    • I’d love to know about this too! I bet your readership is teeming with writers keen for an opportunity to submit! Thanks in advance :)

  35. sam b says...

    Curious, is anybody leaving the current staff? Hope not, but we’d love to know about changes! xo

  36. Emily says...

    Email sent :)

  37. This brought so much joy to my day yesterday! Will be sending over my materials soon xo

  38. Claire says...

    Wish I could throw my hat into the ring! Good luck finding just the right person. I look forward to the new year’s content.

  39. This is amazing. What great positions.

  40. I live in Brooklyn and have great experience in this field — this opportunity sounds perfect!

  41. marjolen says...

    Wow, thats exciting! I am no writer, just a reader and love to learn that your team is growing as this gives me hope that there will soon be original content on a daily base . My hopes are, that you might establish a column on female working/career life and also feature a more diverse range of women. I love it to see different ethnic groups and would also love to read more about women from different cultures. I am a Portuguese-Dutch woman living in northern Germany, but moving to Amsterdam soon. I always love reading about different cultures and lifestyles.

    Nothing against you recycling certain topics over and over, but I LOVE it when something new pops up on your website, I visit it 2-3 times a week and always hope for something new that I can learn from. Although in my opinion certain topics (for example “What to do on date night”, Are you through with Babys?”, ” What does a french girl wear?” or wedding-related stuff) are online too often and seem redundant to me, this still is a favorite place of mine on the internet! I really have my hopes up that you might be moving to another level when your team grows! So I am really encouraging you to hire women that are different to the ones that are part of the team now. For instance I would LOVE to read stuff from the point of view of an older woman (50+) or from somewone with a totally different religious background….

    O hope you find great writers and contributors fpr 2018!

    xxx Marjolen

    • Luna says...

      Second this! If I may add: I think it’s good to realize you have a lot of readers in Europe, Joanne. Broadening the scope in that respect, too, would be awesome. (We are indeed – overall – not so interested in weddings and such as the US-women seem to be.)
      Good luck!

    • carmen says...

      Yep, similar thoughts here – I’m a long term reader from England and would love a broader cultural voice. And also, what about remote working? Brooklyn is somewhat limiting in perspective.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I love the idea of working remotely for many roles — we have writers and photographers who work with us on various projects. But for an actual editor role, we need these people in the office for SO many reasons — story meetings, impromptu brainstorming, real-time feedback on pieces we’re working on, the prep and production of photo shoots, making photo selections together, etc etc etc. Thanks for your notes!

  42. Helena says...

    *leaves house and family in Sweden and starts planning a new dreamy life*

    • Teri says...

      In laughed out loud! I am one of the “older” Cup of Jo readers and that cracked me up!

  43. Leanne says...

    Oh I so wish I could consider applying for one of these roles! But I live in Canada:/ Excited to see what talent you choose to join your team.

  44. Anne-Marie says...

    Agh! I feel like I’ve waiting forever for this day! Will be sending you my materials ASAP!
    <3

  45. Crystal says...

    Yes, what about international candidates? I live in Toronto, but would happily pack my car and cross the border within a week for the right opportunity.

  46. I wish I could uproot my family from Toronto and apply for the Editorial Assistant position! Dream job! Aaaah.

  47. Samantha says...

    What an incredible opportunity.

    I, like many here, am interested but live in San Francisco. I see in the description that you’re looking to expand Cup of Jo events across the country. If that includes San Francisco and you and the team need extra hands, or a local person to spread the word, please keep me in mind!

  48. Len says...

    How are guys doing it? Ugh, even your job ad is so interesting.😊 I’m 38 and willing to do an intern’s job in order to be in your team if I could. I live downunder. All the best!

  49. Lana says...

    Heartbroken to hear no remote candidates. With all the fancy technology available it would be easy to connect face to face within seconds. So many people who don’t live in New York would be able to add exciting content and fresh ideas!

  50. Ellie says...

    Oh I wish I could take this on!

    But I love the verbiage on this! I think just the way the positions are posted sets a clear tone and workplace style. :)

  51. Hope you find the right persons for the job! although i would love to apply, I live in Mexico! also, if you are ever in need of a remote work illustrator don’t hesitate to contact me! I work in a range of styles, mostly in watercolors and would absolutely love to contribute something to this lovely site that i have been reading for years!

  52. Echoing the remote position idea – totally understand it’s not something you’re looking for right now, but perhaps a future consideration? I would LOVE to write for you or a similar blog/website but I can’t leave or upend my family. Thanks for all you do and I look forward to the new writers!

  53. Astrid says...

    I too wish I live in Brooklyn and wished I was as funny and smart and you guys. Can’t wait to meet the new team members. Happy holidays

  54. Oh, yay! I’ll definitely be sending my resume in! :)

    Briana

  55. Rose says...

    “* Roll-up-your-sleeves attitude; no task beneath her.”

    You’re just looking to hire women?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      you’re right, rose, i’ll change that part!

    • Carina says...

      My thoughts exactly:-)

  56. Jessica Remitz says...

    Hello Joanna and team! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see that you’re hiring-a holiday miracle! I’m a seasoned editor, writer and OG Cup of Jo reader who would love to apply for the senior editor role. A hitch: I live in Chicago (I moved from Brooklyn two years ago). Would you be open to considering remote candidates for the role? I work in a remote setting now and can assure you I know how to successfully get the job done from home and would travel as much as you need. LMK! xx

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for your note! we aren’t considering remote candidates right now because so much of what we do is necessarily in the office — impromptu brainstorms, looking over each other’s shoulders while editing, producing and running photo shoots, etc. but if you would consider a move to NYC, please apply! xoxo

  57. What a fantastic job description ! I have been following A cup of Jo for more than 8 years now and would really like to apply but I live in Paris and write in French. But if one day you would like to develop cross boarder : you can count on me to apply ! Good luck in finding the best person. Xxx

  58. Ronny says...

    oh i wish i’m living in new york city and can come work for you guys! good luck finding the perfect person for the role and we can’t wait to meet them!

  59. Katharine van der Hoorn says...

    Are you interested in applicants working remotely? This is my dream job, but I’m in Portland, Oregon.

    • Jessica says...

      Same here! Or maybe international corresponsals? I live in Argentina and it defenily would be really enteresting. :)

    • Laura C. says...

      International correspondent would be great and I would apply for that position in Europe!

    • Roberta Roth says...

      I would love to contribute from Brazil too!