Amherst Wire

Editorial Positions

The Amherst Wire is now accepting applications for select editorial positions. Once you have reviewed each of the available positions you can apply here. Editorial staff will review each application and reach out to candidates within a week or so to schedule an interview on Zoom.

Section Editors

Lifestyle: Covers relationships, fashion, health and food.
Politics/Op-Ed: Covers politics, opinions and essays.
Sports: Covers UMass athletics and major national sports.

Section editors work directly with writers, assigning stories and editing them, for content, structure, grammar and AP Style. They are expected to develop story ideas, recruit and work with writers, and set a general direction for their sections.

What we’re looking for:

  • Good editing skills and AP Style proficient.
  • Creative and have a good eye for interesting stories.
  • Be able to turn copy around fairly quickly and be creative and flexible enough to juggle several stories in different stages of completion.
  • Be prepared to spend about six-to-ten hours per week on this job.

Social Media Editor

The job of this editor is to build audiences across social platforms, and to measure story metrics. They oversee the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social feeds and strategy, and monitors the Google Analytics. The social media editor educates writers and editors about trends in social media, and how to effectively engage and build audience.

What we’re looking for:

  • AP Style proficient.
  • Social media branding experience.
  • An eye for typos.

Managing Editor

The managing editor(s) work with the Editor in Chief to oversee the daily running of the site, including supervising copy, story idea generation, meetings and other logistical issues.

What we’re looking for:

  • Hardworking and self-motivated.
  • Very flexible, able to┬ámaintain open communication with writers/editors.
  • Can bring good morale and work well with others.
  • Innovative, transforming the Wire and letting the editors take the lead.
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