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Latitude 38 Job Opportunities

Latitude 38 Administrative, Editorial and Sales Support Role

Latitude 38 has a position for a passionate sailor to support Latitude’s key mission of serving the West Coast sailing community as the source of news, entertainment, inspiration and connection. We support the success of sailing and all related clubs, programs, businesses and organizations.

Latitude 38 is the West Coast’s premier sailing magazine and media company, founded in 1977 to cover the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast sailor. We are passionate about West Coast sailing and our home waters of San Francisco Bay. We publish a monthly magazine, a 3x/week blog and the annual Northern California Racing Calendar. Latitude 38 produces the weekly Good Jibes podcast and sponsors the Baja Ha-Ha, the SoCal Ta-Ta and the Pacific Puddle Jump cruising rallies, produces the Delta Doo Dah, and supports and manages the annual Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing.

Position

To support Latitude 38’s growth along with the health of the local sailing community, we are looking for a creative, inspired individual who will support our editorial, sales and production objectives.

This position requires strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work on your own initiative to manage workflows. Must be able to prioritize and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously. This is a part-time (20 hours/week), work-from-home position with room to grow to a full-time role.

Roles and Responsibilities

The position reports to the publisher with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of Latitude 38 business. The breakdown of responsibilities is as follows:

Publisher Support:  5 hours/week

-   Schedule appointments and maintain calendars.

-   Schedule and coordinate staff and other meetings.

-   Once per week trip to the office in Mill Valley to sort, open, distribute mail and prepare checks for deposit.

-   Prepare communications, such as memos, emails, reports and other correspondence.

Editorial Support – 5 hours/week

-   Manage editorial tracking on our 'Digital White Board' (DWB).

o   Track stories, and photos, communicate with subjects and authors.

-   Produce writing assignments for the magazine and the ‘Lectronic Latitude blog.

-   Send story links to writers/subjects after the issue comes out.

Sales Support – 5 hours/week

-   Display ad sales

o   Help manage digital ad fulfillment, tracking and analytics.

-   Classifieds

-   Distribution

-   Subscriptions

Production Support – 4 hours/week

-   Delivery day: Publish the Issuu version of the magazine, then fix and add links to all ads. Update the L38 website where needed.

-   Layout/Doublechecks.

-   Work with Issuu – marketing

Event Support – 1 hour/week

-   Organize and staff events under the direction of the event manager.

Skills / Experience Required: Prior experience working in an office setting.

  • Excellent written, verbal and phone communication a must.
  • Computer experience with MS Office and Googledocs.
  • Additional experience: graphic experience with InDesign and/or Photoshop helpful.
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), video editing and/or Google Analytics experience also a plus.

Latitude 38 is grateful to have a respected 45-year history with a dedicated fan base of avid sailors and sailing businesses. This provides great rewards and opportunities in the midst of a rapidly changing media and global environment. This new role will help us continue with our core strengths while also helping develop the tools and abilities to continue evolving the business for the future.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected]. No Phone Calls.