Assistant editor wanted

As you may or may not know, Spiral Nature Magazine is run by a tiny handful of dedicated volunteers. Right now we have seven staff writers and four editors, in addition to some 50-odd regular contributors who write articles and reviews for the magazine.

Our contributors are all freelance, and largely stick to their own schedule, but with all the great things we’d like to do this year, we could use some extra help.


Our two new assistant editors will support the editors, liaise with writers to ensure they’re on deadline and communicate feedback, change requests, and format articles for publication in WordPress.

For this role, we’re looking for someone to handle editing articles, and working with writers to ensure their writing matches the pitches assigned and our mandate.

Duties will include

  • Substantive editing of articles and reviews
  • Copy editing and proofing
  • Communicate feedback to writers
  • Use your specialist knowledge to contribute ideas
  • Assist sourcing freelancers to produce new material
  • Writing articles and reviews (optional, but, yes, you get paid for these too)

What we’re looking for in an assistant editor

This position can be entirely remote, but if you’re in Toronto, there may be opportunity for in-person planning sessions, drinks, and noms.

Please note: This is a volunteer position, with a $100 honourarium paid each quarter for the wickedly awesome person who secures this position. With that in mind…

What you get out of it

  • $100 quarterly honourarium
  • 125 x 125 px sidebar ad (a $30 value)
  • 300 x 250 px Occultnik Bazaar ad (an $80 value)
  • Your name on the masthead
  • Experience editing the world’s most awesome occulture magazine
  • Build contacts within the Pagan and occult communities
  • Other perks as they arise?


Send me an email outlining your experience, social media profiles, blog, and anything else you feel is relevant. I don’t need to see a resume.

Not interested, but know someone who might be? Please share this job posting with them and anyone else in your network. Thanks!

Application deadline: 30 May 2019