Eugene Weekly — an award-winning alternative newspaper in the beautiful Pacific Northwest — seeks a calendar editor with a writer’s sensibility to edit EW’s “What’s Happening” calendar. Our calendar fills readers in on the area’s vibrant arts, music, political, entertainment and everything-in-between scene.
EW is looking for a person who can handle the doldrums of data entry and editing events but is hoping to move up to a career in feature writing and news or news reporting. The calendar editor should be excited to highlight both highbrow and grassroots events in the community in short, fun blurbs each week in addition to working with listings.
The ideal candidate will be highly interested in news or arts reporting and current events, as well as be organized, detail-oriented, determined and versatile. Infinite amounts of patience, office communication skills and the ability to deal with the public are key. We are still transitioning to a new calendar workflow with our new website so be ready to participate in the process.
Copyediting abilities are a plus. Must not be married to the Oxford comma. The position starts as soon as it’s filled. We’re a small feisty office with a fierce dedication to covering community issues with an alternative flare.
This opportunity comes with a $15 an hour salary and excellent non-financial perks (mainly free food, kombucha, office dogs and endless coffee).
The job is a full-time position with benefits, including health insurance. Send résumé, cover letter and three writing clips by March 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org. EW is an equal opportunity employer.