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A quick note to say: Cup of Jo is hiring! We’re looking for an editorial assistant. This is a full-time position based in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Here are the details…


Cup of Jo is a media company centered around our award-winning women’s lifestyle site. We cover fashion, beauty, design, culture, travel, food, relationships and parenting. We have a global community of more than 1 million unique readers per month — bright, funny women, who are deeply engaged with the site. Our team members are creative and collaborative. Cup of Jo has top-tier partners and a wide-ranging impact, and yet our small team atmosphere allows us to be nimble, take ownership of new projects and move quickly in fun directions. We always strive to be inclusive and authentic. As Olive Kitteridge said, “There’s no such thing as a simple life.”

Editorial Assistant

About the role:

We’re looking for a smart, energetic editorial assistant to join our team of editors. You will collaborate with our editors to bring story ideas to life across multiple channels. You’ll meet with our team to brainstorm fresh and compelling post ideas, and conduct research and scout candidates for our series (house tours, beauty uniforms, weeks of outfits). You’ll write short posts and captions. You’ll also help with art direction by assisting on photo shoots and with photo scouting. You’ll communicate with companies and PR organizations; some market work required. You’ll also offer administrative support in the office, as needed; you will approach both big and small responsibilities with enthusiasm.

About the ideal candidate:

* A quick learner who is eager to grow
* Curious, efficient and solution oriented
* Strong communication skills, both verbal & written
* Very organized with a strong attention to detail
* Avid reader of blogs and online media; explorer of all corners of the Internet
* Bonus: 1-3 years experience in online publishing or at a lifestyle magazine; experience with WordPress


Cup of Jo is an equal opportunity employer. We’re happy to offer a competitive salary (the range for this position is between $45,000 and $55,000, depending on experience) and medical/dental benefits, plus a generous vacation plan. We work from a bright, comfortable, friendly Brooklyn office with excellent snacks.


If you’re interested, please email careers@cupofjo.com with a letter about yourself, a resumé, and a link to your online presence (Instagram, Linked In, etc.) 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 very much looking forward to hearing from you. xoxo

Cup of Jo Is Hiring!

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(Photo by Crystin Moritz.)

  1. Grace says...

    Hello! Is the position still open? Thanks! X

  2. I’m so incredibly excited about this opportunity and have just applied! My passion in life is providing platforms for female creativity through writing, publishing, art directing and community building. Can’t wait to hear back from you soon! (:

  3. Just applied! Would love to work with you!

  4. Just applied for this total dream job of mine! Joanna, thank you for telling your readers about this incredible opportunity, and for creating a website that means a lot to so many, including me. Cup of Jo has always felt like a warm, happy, empowering internet home for me, and I’d be thrilled to use my range of experiences and skills to help better the website that has given me (and millions more) so much. :)

  5. Lauren says...

    I’m excited to hear this I have had a very difficult but blessed life wonderful upbringing. Support from so many wonderful friends. I’m 36 and have a 13 yr old daughter that was born with spastic Quadrapaligic cerebral palsy. She’s non verbal and is wheelchair bound and she is 100 % reliant on me. I have a fiance and am a step.mom to a 9yr old and I have advice for days about anything anyone could ever ask. I been through so much and thankfully I am a creative writer and my entire motherhood I have said I need to write a book and help other families … While being a youth therapist and as well a musician and cosmetologist and photography … I stopped about 5 yrs ago and all of a sudden I didn’t know who I was besides a mother.. omg this would. Be an amazing opportunity. I’m going apply I’d love to just get out there to let other parents women, and men. We’re all human and that is important to remember . My daughter is only 1 quarter of things I have really to help people with or write stories about..
    I AM PASSIONATELYY INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION!!

  6. Rachael says...

    What a dream job! Would you ever consider someone coming from a different field pursuing a career change?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, for sure!

  7. syd says...

    I need that coffee table!

  8. Emily says...

    Ditto on missing Stella! Could you do an interview with her? Was also sad there was no goodbye post for her.
    :)

  9. Janet says...

    This job sounds great. And if you ever decide to convene an advisory committee of devoted COJ readers over 50 (or pushing 60…), let me know! Would love to contribute additional ideas for women that age – although most of your posts are relevant to women and mothers of all ages!

  10. LPC says...

    Any chance there will be any remote positions opening up!?

  11. Rosie says...

    Also, can we talk about the fact that you pay EAs a decent salary? I sent this to my niece and she told me that she was offered $29,000 for an EA job last summer and she turned it down because she makes way more in retail.

  12. Just a little note/suggestion I’d like to make:

    It’d be so wonderful to see a post dedicated to your staff members when they depart COJ. I see Stella and Franny (from the above comments) are now both gone, and I’m still not sure about where Lexi and Megan went (though on IG they seem to be doing very well!). Maybe it wouldn’t always be appropriate, depending on the circumstances of their departure, but something like Stella going off to get her dream job as a photo editor would be a wonderful thing for her/your readers to hear about since she was with COJ for so long! Maybe even a collection of links to some of your favorite work of theirs? :) Just a thought!

    That said, excited to see who you add to the team!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s a great idea! we’ll work on that. xoxo

    • J says...

      Totally agree! I was shocked to read Stella is gone, and there was no moment for us to appreciate her special voice/her wonderful touch on this blog. Thanks for everything, Stella! I really appreciate you.

    • Hannah says...

      Yes please! I’ve been missing Stella’s posts, and thinking about reaching out to CoJ to inquire about her whereabouts but have kept forgetting to send that email. Good timing :)

  13. Alyssa M. says...

    Would you ever consider a remote position?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      We can’t for this position unfortunately because so much of the job requires you to be in the office working on photo shoots, attending brainstorming meetings, etc. Thank you for asking!

  14. Abigail Schiavello says...

    Omg I wish every job ad listed the actual salary range! So refreshing to see that!

    • Carly says...

      Agree! That was so nice to see.

    • Suzieq says...

      Agreed!!!

    • Lydia says...

      Yes, love that!

  15. Dang! Wish I was moving to NYC instead of Fort Worth (except I’m actually very excited to move back to Texas and be closer to my parents and Austin!). Are you looking for any freelance writers?

    • gracemarie says...

      Welcome back to Texas! :)

  16. Jeanne says...

    The collective force of intuitive women running, contributing, and commenting on this blog are a positive powerful. Mrs. Joanna Goddard, a respectful curtsy to you. You are a queen of the internet. This is more than just a media company. Thank you for your vision and hard work. You are a beautiful example of how to conduct one’s self with grace and respect. Your authenticty shines likes a beacon of light and you deserve every bit of success you have coming your way.

    • Jeanne says...

      Oops I meant a positive power.

      ❤️❤️❤️

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Oh my gosh, Jeanne, what a beautiful thing to say. Thank you so much, that made my whole day.

  17. Laura C. says...

    I remember when this was just a personal blogspot blog… you’re so inspiring and worthy of admiration. You can offer that job with that salary range. In my country you have to be a very prestigious judge to earn that amount. I’m so happy for CoJ. And, as always, waiting for you to hire correspondants abroad!

  18. Marissa says...

    Wow this sounds like my dream position! Unfortunately I have a commitment up until December, but would have so loved to apply. Maybe the timing will work out in the future :)

  19. Jasna says...

    Bravo, Jo, for adding the salary range!!!

    • Kate says...

      Yes!!

    • kaela says...

      Yes. THIS. Thanks for being the change. *starts slow clap* :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      All credit goes to the commenter below, who requested it! So happy for these positive pushes forward from our wonderful readers, as always!

  20. Okay hold the line, caller! I’ll just have to convince my husband to move from Wellington, NZ to Brooklyn, NY. See you soon, Jo! Haha.

  21. celeste says...

    Great that you can offer health benefits! If I lived in Brooklyn I’d apply in a hot minute!

  22. Amy says...

    Especially in light of your recent post about salary transparency, I’d urge you to consider adding a salary range to this job posting! The more employers are up front about salary the easier it will be for all of us to talk about pay and make sure it’s equitable. Thanks for considering!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great point, amy. just added! :)

    • Lea says...

      Really appreciate that, thank you Joanna!

    • Love this comment, and love the transparency! High fives all around :)

    • Rita says...

      I love everything about this exchange.
      Also, even if it weren’t just for the transparency, which I find very relevant, it also gives your other readers a good feeling, to know the organization we love takes care of it’s team. Makes me feel like clicking on all your links and using all your discount codes in one sitting :)

    • Jen Neely says...

      I went to the comment section to commend the leadership shown in this job description. The expectations and qualifications are clear, as is the ethos of the community. I was also impressed to see the salary range listed and thought about the recent post on salary transparency as well. So I was going to say all that. I am even more impressed to see that while it wasn’t a first instinct, you were open a good idea when presented with it. The strengths women bring to leadership are not unique to women, but they are refreshing!

    • escondista says...

      Joanna,

      I love how freely you take constructive criticism. Thanks so much for being so open to your audience.

    • I LOVE THIS! thanks for asking, Amy, and thanks for doing it, Joanna!!

    • Christine Lu says...

      agree, bravo!

    • Mel says...

      Amen and ditto! I am not an editorial assistant (or in the publishing/blogging world at all), but I came to the comments section to thank the CoJ team for the transparency around salary range. It made me buoyed with hope, pride, and joy in this community and in how Joanna and team chose to model feminism in action. Then I saw this message thread and my smile grew even wider. Thank you, wonderful humans of the CoJ community, writers and readers!

    • kaela says...

      Great suggestion and receptivity. Solid example of how it should be. :)

  23. Hi Joanna!

    I’m an avid reader of Cup of Jo and have been for years, and with a background in English and journalism, I think I’d be a great fit for the position! However, I wanted to ask (before I apply) if you’d consider a remote candidate. I live in Dallas, and my husband is very much settled in his job here, but working for you as an editorial assistant would be a dream come true! (And as travel is my love language, I definitely wouldn’t mind making a trip up every so often as necessary.)

    If a remote position isn’t possible, though, I totally understand. Just thought I’d ask. Cheers!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for your sweet note! we need someone in the office because many of the responsibilities happen in person (attending and taking notes at meetings, getting props for photo shoots, producing photo shoots, opening packages, etc.)

  24. Kat says...

    I know Stella has been gone for a bit but oh how I miss her too! It’s crazy how attached you become to internet “friends”. Same when Caroline left, I was so happy when she came back. Best of luck with the search ❤️

    • May says...

      I really agree! Perhaps it would be possible to do hello and farewell posts for CoJ staff members? I always feel a bit sad and confused (ridiculously enough!) when I realize someone has left without explanation. Speaks to the attachment this space creates, I guess :)

    • cilla says...

      yes, May, that is such a great idea! Same for me!

  25. Even though I live on the other side of the country and am happily employed as an editor, my heart still skips a beat every time I see you guys are hiring! Ah, well. When you finally decide to make the move out to LA, I’ll be the first to respond to your “Help Wanted” sign. ;)

    • Hannah says...

      I completely agree, Joy! Joanna, let me know if you ever need a seasoned editor in DC :)

  26. Olivia says...

    In sorting out who you were replacing, I noticed Franny is no longer listed on your “about” page – is she still with COJ?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she’s off to other things, but we’re so grateful for her work here!

    • KL says...

      *insert detective emoji here*

      I feel like you and I are kindred spirits, Olivia.

  27. Ceridwen says...

    That’s great about Stella! How great too, that she has had wonderful support from her Cup of Jo team. I wish this was a job for me. Souns like a dream. Living in Australia, not an editor, already have a full time job…but still, how could we make this work. Hmmmm….will have to be content on the other side of cup of jo. Very happy reader. Happy recruiting!

    • Eloise says...

      I’m with you, Ceridwen! I live in Sydney and eagerly await the inevitable opening of Cup of Jo’s Australian office :)

  28. Julie says...

    Will miss Franny too!!! Looking forward to meeting the new EA!

  29. Ashley says...

    Aw, wish that this was available when I was desperately looking for EA jobs 5 years ago! Best of luck on hiring another stellar team member!

  30. Cleo says...

    Will miss Stella! Always admired her distinctive voice. However, I know you’ll find someone worthwhile on your search. x

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, we miss stella every day! after 3.5 wonderful years with her at Cup of Jo, she moved to New York Magazine to be a photo editor. her first love is photography and art direction. we are so happy for her and are still in close touch. xoxo