Editor, Sojourners magazine

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an assistant editor to work collaboratively and creatively with our editorial staff to produce Sojourners magazine, a monthly publication on Christian social justice. They would participate in the planning, editing, and production of the magazine, assist with research and assessing queries, and have some opportunities for writing and reporting. The right candidate will have excellent editing skills, a heart for Christian faith and justice, a desire to help tell important stories, and an understanding of the diverse religious landscape in America. This position would be based in Sojourners’ Washington, D.C. office.


  • Manage the editorial process of some feature articles
  • Edit and proofread magazine copy as assigned
  • Assist with proofing of digital magazine content
  • Assist with various small departments of the magazine
  • Write occasional reviews, commentaries, and features for Sojourners and
  • Assist with managing article queries and submissions
  • Read and comment on article drafts and contribute to Slack and email brainstorms/feedback
  • Participate in planning of magazine by attending weekly staff meetings and semi-annual retreats
  • Assist with cross-platform projects with and fulfilling of grant-funded project work and tracking
  • Help coordinate and supervise any volunteers or short-term interns
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned


  • At least two to four years of editorial experience, including copywriting, editing, and proofreading; proficiency with AP Style; work in magazine format and/or nonprofit journalism a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills; copyediting experience
  • Awareness of issues affecting underrepresented communities a plus, as are theology or religion-related training and/or experience (some examples include a background in pastoral work or faith-based activism, religion journalism, or academic study in theology or religion)
  • Ability to work independently as well as creatively with the editorial staff
  • Experience in cross-platform content creation preferred
  • Strong organizational skills for managing several projects and deadlines at once
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; web content management skills a plus
  • Desire to work in a Christian workplace that strives to continually deepen its commitments to social justice
  • Understanding of Sojourners' place in the religious media landscape.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to or Assistant Editor search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. office with minimum in-office days required. Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply. Starting annual salary for this position is $47,500 to $55,000, based on experience. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 12 days paid sick/personal leave, 12 paid holidays, 401(k) plan with employer match, and a positive, faith-based work environment.