Title: Managing Editor, UU World Magazine
Staff Group: Communications
Reports To: Executive Editor, UU World Magazine
Location: Boston, MA*
Grade: 12, full-time with benefits

To become part of a collaborative editorial group making decisions and overseeing the production of UU World magazine. To manage an editorial team, guaranteeing the quality and timeliness of the semi-annual magazine. To generate story ideas around UUA spiritual life, principles, and theological underpinnings, and to coordinate coverage of national and local topics aligned with UUA organizational priorities, justice issues, and values. Justice priorities include voting rights, climate justice, combatting criminalization, LGBTQ and gender equity, racial justice and centering the voices of Black and Indigenous people and people of color, and the Movement for Black Lives. Commitments also reflect dismantling white supremacy culture into the wider world, our congregations, and broader faith tradition.

Principal Responsibilities
1. Oversees UU World bi-annual print magazine operation, production schedules, and timelines, ensuring the team produces quality output and meets deadlines.
2. Works with supervisor to maintain the magazine’s editorial calendar aligned with department plans and UUA priorities.
3. Participates in department meetings to coordinate editorial and operational activities; contributes to rotating shifts between online and print production; and, helps staff prioritize tasks.
4. Frames, assigns, and develops relevant and compelling editorial content that will promote UU World’s unique perspective both in print and online platforms.
5. Oversees the work of senior editors, writers, photographers, and, according to budget, hires and coordinates freelance contributors and copy editors for the print magazine production.
6. In the absence of the Executive Editor assumes their responsibility to guarantee that the editorial work in the Periodicals office remains uninterrupted.
7. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor, the Director of Communications, the Executive Vice President, or the President.

This is a Grade 12 position (expected hiring range $51,200-$78,600 depending on experience). Note that qualifications may be met as a result of lived experience, volunteer work, professional experience, and/or formal or informal training.
Requirements include:
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or a related discipline, and at least 7 years’ experience in a newsroom, editorial writing, copyediting, or related fields.
• Solid knowledge of recent trends in current affairs and magazine readership, and interest and understanding of digital trends. Enjoys spotting and developing accomplished writing and storytelling.
• Team player with good management skills. Very attentive to detail with the ability to work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and familiarity with CMS platforms (Drupal preferred).
• Passion for social justice issues and understanding of their complexity. The candidate should have a deep interest in Unitarian Universalist values and an eagerness to work in an organization in which the dismantling of white supremacy is a high priority. Must bring a passion and knowledge about BIPOC and LGBTQ issues.
• Work or lived experience with communities of color or Indigenous peoples is of especial value.
• Evening/weekend work is required when responding to breaking events and the news cycle.
• Occasional travel is also required, including travel to Boston’s UUA’s offices and for the national congregational gathering at the annual General Assembly each June.

* During the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston offices of the UUA remain at limited use/low capacity. As such,
this position can be a work-from-home or hybrid position until our offices reopen.

How to Apply
People with disabilities, people of color, Indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. The UUA is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply. Send cover letter and résumé—indicating “Managing Editor, UU World Magazine” in the subject line—via e-mail to careers@uua.org, via fax to (617) 948-6467, or to Human Resources, UUA, 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. E-mail submissions preferred.

About the UUA
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive religious denomination headquartered in Boston’s seaport Fort Point Innovation District with staff based throughout the United States. Our faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations brings to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance, and social justice. Our normal workweek is 35 hours, we pay 80% contribution towards health insurance premiums, 10% towards retirement (after one year), and have generous paid time-off policies. We are a great place to work and we value diversity. The UUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all. As part of this commitment, the UUA will ensure that applicants and staff with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@uua.org. For more information on the UUA, visit us online at UUA.org and uuworld.org.

Support for the Mission and Values of the Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive and historic religious denomination. While it is not generally required or expected that an applicant/employee identify as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) or be a member of a UU congregation in order to work at the UUA, all UUA staff members are expected to perform their job duties in accordance with the UUA’s values, principles and mission. In particular the following points, drawn from the Seven UU Principles, are of particular importance for the UUA’s work environment and staff culture:
• The inherent worth and dignity of every human being: We affirm the need for a human-centered workplace that allows our diverse staff to flourish. We also understand that our wider culture and society oppresses and denies human dignity, and we seek to counter the effects of that oppression in our hiring and workplace culture so that each person feels whole and valued.
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all: We speak openly and publicly of our support for social and political issues, including LGBTQ equity, racial justice, climate justice, gender equity, and reproductive justice.
• The interdependent web of existence: We recognize that the liberation of all people is interwoven, and we work to counter patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, environmental exploitation, and other interrelated systems of marginalization.
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