Blog : Green Alliance Seeking a Senior Editor

By Sarah Mahoney | May 1, 2015 | in

Did you know that the Green Alliance has a Green Jobs Board? We actually have a few jobs up at the moment, with a Senior Editor being one of them. For more information, view the Senior Editor Job on Jobscore here.

Senior Editor: 16-24 in office hours per week, $10 per hour (M-TH, No weekends or Fridays!)

The Green Alliance is a growing community of over 100 green businesses and thousands of eco-conscious consumers connecting to build a sustainable local economy.

We authenticate local green businesses through a rigorous sustainability certification process that makes the Green Alliance a trusted brand among consumers who care about the Earth. We promote our Partnering Businesses via a mix of guerilla and traditional and online marketing, PR, and our popular Green Card program. Additionally we generate journalistic-style stories about the green issues surrounding our sustainable partnering businesses. Consumers who join receive exclusive discounts on eco-friendly products and services.

Our small but dedicated staff operates out of our headquarters located in historic downtown Portsmouth, NH. Our core mission is to encourage the use of sustainable products and services, while promoting businesses that are doing their part to protect the environment.

To help the Green Alliance achieve our vision for growth, we are seeking a part time:
Senior Editor: 16-24 in office hours per week, $10 per hour

As Senior Editor, you will be responsible for generating compelling, accurate, and engaging copy (typically in the range of 300-1200 words) for a variety of outlets, including online blogs, newspapers, magazines, and social media. Additionally, the Senior Editor will be tasked with myriad other responsibilities, jobs, and tasks relating to broadening both of the GA and its partnering businesses – social media, email marketing campaigns, sustainability evaluations, developing contacts with members of the local media, overseeing and editing copy from freelance writers, maintaining and editing the website, and more.

We do not write press releases. Rather, we produce publish-ready stories that mimic in both quality and approach the style and focus of the publications themselves – newspapers, magazines, online journals, blogs, and the like.

A background in journalism or a related field is preferred, but not required.

We are looking for an outgoing, energetic, and optimistic individual who both works well independently and thrives in a team environment. The ideal candidate will also understand the realities of working for a growing small business powered by a little budget and a whole lot of entrepreneurial spirit. Being able to work quickly, multi-task, change gears at the flip of a hat, and ability to produce timely content are all musts. Specifically, we’re looking for writers who know how to strike the delicate balance between journalistic standards of accuracy, engaging storytelling, and Business Partner promotion.

A passion for the environment and social responsibility are also a must. This is not a “punch-the-clock” position but rather, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated to go the extra mile.

While the Green Alliance's mission and work are pretty unique, we do prefer candidates with experience suited to the following duties:
• Feels comfortable interviewing and engaging in constructive conversation
• Has a good sense of humor
• Works to complete stories quickly and effectively, without sacrificing quality
• Understands basic journalistic standards (i.e. AP Stylebook)
• Writes creatively for print and online applications, in a way that gets noticed
• Is knowledgeable about sustainability

Beyond the writing-related skills, the perfect candidate for this position will also possess the following skills and attributes:
• Baseline graphic design and photo-editing skills (cropping, sizing, screenshots, combining images, altering formats, etc.)
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Experience with Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, or a similar email marketing service
• Social media savvy, particularly with respect to Facebook, Twitter, and ancillary applications such as Hoot Suite, TweetDeck, and the like
• Basic familiarity with HTML
• Comfortable with Drupal, WordPress, and other content management systems

We cannot stress enough how important this position is to the daily functioning of the GA. As Senior Editor, you will be working closely with the Director, Assistant Director, Director of Media and Community and Member Manager, interns, freelance writers, and over 100 business owners, each of whom possesses their own unique personality, demands, and expectations.

Senior Editor: 16-24 in office hours per week, $10 per hour

Ready to take on the challenges of becoming the Green Alliance's new Senior Editor?

To apply go to job score link here and submit your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to the Job Score listing.

PLEASE INCLUDE THE TWO WRITING SAMPLES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COVER LETTER, as Job Score does not allow for additional documents.


To view all of the job openings that the Green Alliance have, visit our Green Jobs Board.