Monday, November 15, 2010

A news org actually hiring: New Editor Job

One of the best organizations I've encountered in the journalism field the past ten years has been The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, which is now part of the Columbia Journalism School.
I'm an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center, and part of the Dart Society, which is launching an online journal next fall, and is hiring now.

This project has great potential. I've been talking with the organizers about it for some time, and I'm excited about what they have in mind. Keep an eye open for it next fall, and if you are a journalist, or know one, here's the job description:
Part-time editor needed for Dart Society's online journal 
The Dart Society is planning the launch in fall 2011 of an online journal devoted to Dart-brand, human-rights journalism. The website will showcase investigative journalism, feature columns, aggregate a library of trauma journalism projects and give current and future society members a place to trade best practices and receive value for their membership.
The Dart Society seeks a part-time editor who will help complete the conception and development of the content plan and the design of the template for the website. This person will act as the supervising editor for the first edition, editing primary pieces and assisting in aggregating pieces for a library of society members' work. Applicants should have experience editing long-form journalism such as investigative and feature narratives and multimedia presentations, with special emphasis on handling difficult subject matter related to trauma and traumatized people. The editor will assist the society's director and committee leaders in identifying and hiring people who can develop the technical aspects of the web-journal, from finding an affordable design specialist to a webmaster who can refresh our website on a yet-to-be determined schedule. 
If you or someone you know is interested in taking this job, please email Deirdre at


  1. Thanks Dave! Miles has mentioned this to me and I am extremely interested. I have not only a 15-year background in journalism, I am intently interested in trauma (that's code for I read everything I can get my hands on about it) and the effect on the brain, and promising therapies for helping people recover. Very cool. Thanks for posting!
    Polly Basore
    Wichita, KS

  2. Hey, nice to hear, Polly. I hope it works out for you.