Spin Off Content Editor

Join the Long Thread Media Team

Long Thread Media is seeking a Content Editor to join the staff of Spin Off magazine.

Who we are
Long Thread Media creates inspiring, educational content related to spinning, weaving, knitting, and needle arts. We’re a small, independent, majority-women-owned media company.

Spin Off
is the premier source for handspinning information, inspiration, and community. We produce content in print, online, and in person through a variety of formats.

Why you’ll love working with us
You’ll come to work with a small group of talented, kind colleagues who are passionate about inspiring fiber artists. You’ll create beautiful content, tell important stories, and make the creative lives of our customers richer. Long Thread Media strives to offer an exceptionally supportive work environment, including mostly remote work, flexible PTO, a 401k with match, and other company-paid benefits.

About this role
The Content Editor will support the Editor in developing handspinning content for the subscription publication, website, in-person event, and other platforms. The role is highly collaborative, working closely with the spinning editorial team to improve our offerings and procedures. It is a fully remote position, though preference will be given to candidates within driving distance of Fort Collins, Colorado.

In this role, you will:
• Plan and write departments and stories for the magazine and website, following the guidance of the Editor and coordinating with editorial colleagues
• Edit contributors’ pieces for content, grammar, clarity, length, and style, and ensure that content meets our high standard of quality
• Participate in planning future issues with the Editor and content team, from developing themes through assigning stories and identifying contributors
• Fact-check articles and identify accompanying images
• Participate in development and execution of new projects
• Review layouts for accuracy and consistency
• Support Editor with correspondence, organization, brainstorming, and other tasks
• Monitor customer-facing email account and provide customer support

You’ll be great at this job if you:
• Have 3+ years of experience actively developing your handspinning skills and knowledge
• Cultivate a deep understanding of spinning tools, materials, and techniques
• Demonstrate understanding of the current handspinning community and market
• Possess an excellent command of the written English language
• Communicate skillfully in writing, on Zoom/virtual meetings, and in person
• Thrive on problem-solving and flexibility
• Navigate programs such as Office suite, image resizing, database, and content management systems easily
• Stay organized yet flexible and manage your time effectively amid a variety of projects
• Balance working independently with cooperative tasks
• Incorporate and provide ongoing feedback to improve processes and content

To apply:
To be considered for the role, please send your résumé and a cover letter detailing your spinning and writing/editorial experience to jobs@longthreadmedia.com.

For more information about Long Thread Media, please visit longthreadmedia.com.

Full-time employees of Long Thread Media enjoy a range of benefits including company-paid disability and life insurance, stipends for health care and technology/telephone use, participation in a retirement savings plan with a generous match, and a flexible time-off policy in addition to paid holidays.

We anticipate that the salary range for this position is $53,000–$56,000. This is the range that in good faith believe we is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.

• Knowledge and hands-on skills in handspinning. Knowledge of weaving, needlework, and/or other fiber arts is desirable but not required.
• Organization, self-directed time management, and meticulous attention to detail.
• Excellent command of written English, grammar, and style.
• A collaborative, flexible approach to working as part of a small, high-performing team.
• The ability to take and embrace direction and advice from your manager.
• 3+ years’ work in a professional setting, preferably in journalism, media, or crafts.
• Authorization to work in the United States

About Us
Long Thread Media is the publisher of Handwoven, Little Looms, Spin Off, PieceWork, and Farm & Fiber Knits. With online education, in-person events, podcasts, special issues, and other projects, the company is dedicated to creating the finest content in weaving, spinning, knitting, and needlework for our readers.

Long Thread Media provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

If you’d like to work at Long Thread Media but there’s no open position that matches your unique skills, please send your resume to jobs@longthreadmedia.com anyway. We’re always looking for talented people, so we’ll keep your resume at hand.