Atlas of the Future is looking for a new Editor to take the helm of managing production of our English-language content. Our Editor will be a brilliant writer, passionate about better futures for all. Responsibilities include feature writing and interviews, reviewing and editing articles, and managing day-to-day editorial operations and communication.
At Atlas of the Future we celebrate diversity and want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and we encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.
About us ► Atlas of the Future is a London/Barcelona-based media, working with people around the world to tell the stories of their work to solve humanity’s challenges. Atlas of the Future is an online resource of hope with daily content in 3 languages (English, Spanish, Catalan), and a diverse community of the future-curious and changemakers that meets at the annual Fixing the future event at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB).
Our mission is to show that the future can be beautiful: we do that by sharing the most inspiring projects for a better tomorrow in all areas of human activity.
Atlas of the Future is part of SOM*, a Barcelona-based cooperative leader in the Catalan cultural industry.
About the role ► The Atlas of the Future is a small team of four with a big heart. We are looking for an English-language editor to help nurture the project through its next phase of growth.
Editorial plan: you will be responsible for the content plan of the Atlas, proposing monthly themes, and selecting daily projects to be featured.
Research: you will search the world for new projects that meet our criteria for inclusion (real, innovative, with a long term vision and positive impact).
Content creation: you will write five articles per week in English (between 400-900 words), to include short interviews with project leaders. You will also create the weekly newsletter showcasing the projects of the week.
Editing: you’ll review all content, articles, and photographs for accuracy and appropriateness, providing suggestions where necessary to improve them.
Editorial guidelines: you will set the editorial guidelines and tone of voice for the brand, and ensure that all content meets these guidelines.
Representing the publication: along with the publisher and the president, you will represent the Atlas at social functions and industry events, and be responsible for creating and maintaining a relevant, quality network for the Atlas.
Working with the team: you are responsible for coordinating and caring for our network of freelance collaborators, and will work closely with the rest of the team to define and develop the editorial plan. You’ll also contribute to recruiting new collaborators.
Communication and community: you are the voice of our weekly newsletter, featuring each week’s projects. Together with the rest of the team you are responsible for sharing all the content created via Atlas’ social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).
Audience: you’ll lead the editorial team’s mission to develop and deepen our relationship with our audience, by offering high quality content in a compelling and entertaining way and interacting with our audiences on social platforms and at events.
Role requirements (essential) ►
Editorial/journalism – previous experience in an editorial or writing role.
Writing skills – outstanding writing skills in English, with a strong and joyful voice and good grammar and syntax.
Creativity – to generate brilliant ideas (and be able to execute them) for exciting new ways to deliver our content to existing and new audiences.
Interpersonal skills – strong leadership skills to inspire, motivate and guide the editorial team and collaborators. Confident and personable communication skills are important for connecting with project leaders and with our community.
Attention to detail – being able to spot errors and ensure that all written content is clear, understandable, accurate and follows the style guidelines.
Visual communication skills – having a good eye for picking the best pictures, graphics and composition.
Good judgment – able to decide if stories are ethical, inspirational and if there’s enough evidence to support them.
Passion for the future – being passionate and optimistic about the future and identifying with the mission and objectives of Atlas of the Future.
Empathy – a deep interest and empathy with the people from around the world and their stories and struggles.
Interest – having interest and possibly experience in writing about sustainability, climate, activism, technology, social equality and innovation.
Requirements (desirable) ►
Degree in Journalism, Communications, or similar.
Speak Spanish and/or Catalan.
We currently use WordPress, Mailchimp, Canva and experience with any of these software is useful.
Having a good business acumen to contribute to the development and growth of the project, by spotting business opportunities and cultivating great partner relationships.
Being able to create impactful video assets or graphics for social media.
Experience in managing paid social media promotions.
Experience with video editing tool.
What we offer ► We offer work in a cheerful, collaborative and multiskilled small team, deeply committed to making the world a better place and to raising the profile of the people around the world who are working for a better future.
We have an office available (SOM’s office, in Sants, Barcelona), but we can work from home most of the time: we generally like to meet in the office once a week. The Editor does not have to live in Barcelona, but should be familiar with the dynamics of the city and Catalan culture, and be available to meet the rest of the team in Barcelona at least once a month.
The position is full time – 40 hours a week – and we offer a starting salary of €30k per year, and can discuss the question of bonuses or salary progression in the interview.
After an initial 12-month of ‘contrato temporal’ (temporary contract), there is the possibility of extending the contact into a ‘contrato indefinido’ (permanent contract) at the end of this period. Since Atlas of the Future is part of the SOM cooperative, there is the possibility to become a partner in the cooperative in the future.
Start date: immediately/as soon as possible
How to apply ► If you are who we are looking for, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15 April 2021, completed with the following information:
Your online LinkedIn profile or your resumé.
An article you have written (in English), ideally on a topic of interest to the Atlas, and/or a similar style.
A video of yourself (3 minutes max) explaining who you are and why you think you are a good fit for the Atlas of the Future (shot on your phone is fine).
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an online interview during the second half of April.