Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Be part of a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s voices and impact.
The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. Founded in 1996 as an innovative online archive, JWA has become the world’s largest source of information on Jewish women, and has built a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight and spark conversation and change. With expanding programs, dedication to diversity, a lively presence in feminist, Jewish, and historical spheres, and currently celebrating our 25th anniversary, this is an exciting moment to join JWA.
Can We Talk?, the podcast of JWA, mixes narrative style episodes with interviews to explore gender, Jewish identity, history, and current events. Recent topics include menstrual justice, young climate activists, and the story of an 18th century French Jewish gender-crosser. We currently release Can We Talk? seasonally, in the fall and spring, with approximately ten episodes per season, averaging eighteen minutes in length.
JWA’s blog, Jewish Women, Amplified, reflects on topics from feminism to family, gender to Judaism, politics to pop culture, ritual to relationships, activism to art—and everything in between. Here, we start conversations, stimulate debate, and inspire each other to think and act boldly.
As an integral member of the Communications team, the Podcast Producer and Content Editor helps to amplify contemporary voices and reflect on historical stories on JWA platforms. S/he/they manage JWA’s blog, Jewish Women, Amplified, cultivating writers and editing content to maintain a lively forum for conversation and awareness on issues related to Jewish women’s history; serves as a producer on JWA’s podcast Can We Talk?, working closely with the Podcast’s Executive and Senior Producers to manage biannual podcast seasons from conceptualization to release; and edits and manages content on JWA’s website as needed.
Remote applicants will be considered for this role.
Blog Management (40%)
Manage publication and edit content for Jewish Women, Amplified
Build and maintain relationships with external writers
Oversee blog-related fellowships, beat writers, and special columns
Analyze data and help develop new blog strategies
Collaborate with Marketing Manager to promote new content
Podcast Production (40%)
Pitch well thought-out and researched stories
Research stories, prep host, pre-interview, and book guests
Provide editorial feedback
Manage production calendar and schedule
Transcribe interviews, cut tape, and draft scripts
On occasion, conduct interviews and gather tape
Collaborate with Marketing Manager and Web Developer to release and promote episodes
Website Content Editing (20%)
Write/proof copy and work in CMS editor to publish or update content on jwa.org
Ensure consistency of brand and voice throughout the site
Advise on changes or areas of growth for the site
Minimum of five years experience in audio production
Experience managing, editing, and/or writing for blogs
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to hone big ideas into audio stories
An ear for good talkers and good tape
Solid foundation in editing audio, familiarity with Hindenburg a plus
Experience with content management systems
Ability to multitask, manage time and projects autonomously, and work collaboratively
Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural trends and issues related to Judaism, gender, history, and social justice
Experience and comfort working as part of a creative team
The salary for this position is $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. This full-time position is eligible for a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, paid parental leave, 403(b) contribution, FSA, and QTA.
The office is located in Brookline, MA. Remote applicants will be considered. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to http://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs/apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 8.
Qualifications: 6-9 years of experience.