Job opening detail :
Executive Director & Editor in Chief
posted: Mar. 7, 2023
Offered by:
Children's Art Foundation - Stone Soup
Flexible hours; benefits negotiable and/or potential to add as position grows
Part Time
n/a, CA
Stone Soup is looking for an Executive Director and Editor in Chief who is excited to relaunch and rebuild an established organization with a widely recognized reputation, a devoted community, and a meaningful mission. We’re looking for a leader with a vision, who is also an empathetic people manager and a reader/editor with a strong passion for developing young voices.

What You'll Do

As Editor in Chief:

For the Magazine:
Compile each issue (read all submissions, select and edit individual works for each issue, write the editor’s notes, select pieces for the honor roll, etc.)
Work closely with the production coordinator and designer to bring the issue through the production/publication process and troubleshoot any problems that arise along the way

For the Books:
Select winning titles from the contest submissions (one student author for fiction, one student author for poetry)
Edit the winning manuscripts for publication, guiding the author through the editing process
Work closely with the production coordinator to shepherd the books through the production and publication process (cover design and selection, typesetting, proofreading, reviewing print proofs, etc.)

As Executive Director:
Work with the Board of Directors to make and implement a strategic plan for the organization;
Manage a remote team of workers, and make all personnel decisions, with empathy, clarity, and equity;
Meet regularly with the Board and keep them updated on progress toward organizational goals;
Organize the annual fundraising calendar, plan donor events, and develop donor relations;
Increase Stone Soup’s visibility and subscriber base;
Actively seek out new partnerships for the organization;
Work with the Operations Manager on editorial budget as well as day-to-day budget decisions;
Generate and lead special projects such as the development of free curriculum materials, website redesign, new writing contests, and more.

Who You Are
At least 2 years of experience managing a small team and/or in nonprofit organizations
At least 2 years of experience in editing/publishing
Passionate about our mission
Detail oriented with a capacity to also see the big picture
Scrappy and excited to work at all levels of the organization to guide it through this transition
Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills

This job is a permanent, salaried, fully remote part-time position with the potential to become full-time and include full benefits.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and CV to by April 7, 2023.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to our organization! We would love to talk with you.

Please note: Stone Soup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Stone Soup will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact
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Who We Are

Founded in 1973, Stone Soup, once called "The New Yorker of the 8 to 13 set" (Ms. Magazine) is the nonprofit literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids. We publish a bimonthly print magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and artwork as well as a blog that includes book reviews, a poetry podcast, travelog, and responses to current events, all by kids under 14. We also run an annual book contest, and have a growing catalog of novels and poetry collections by young writers. We have an educator portal where we are committed to offering free teaching and curriculum resources for teachers. Finally, through the Refugee Project, we partner with organizations around the world to publish writing and art by youth who have been displaced by climate or conflict. The extraordinary writing and art in Stone Soup is widely recognized for its excellence, and work from the magazine is routinely included in major school textbooks and assessment tests.

At Stone Soup, we believe, above all, in the power of reading and writing to change a life and to change the world. More than ever, kids need places where they can learn to slow down, look closely, and think deeply. Reading Stone Soup provides that opportunity. As a magazine and a publisher, Stone Soup also provides a platform to empower kids to be authors in all senses of the word. We show them their voice truly matters.
Emma Wood
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