Lion’s Roar is looking for an associate editor with a focus on Asian American Buddhist voices, views, achievements, and challenges. This is a half-time contract position, which can be done remotely.
As our new associate editor, you will develop content by, for, and about Asian American Buddhists across all our platforms. You will work with a small team of editors representing POC Buddhists, including another associate editor focused on Asian American Buddhist issues, and you will play an important role in promoting the voices and views of Asian American Buddhists.
Lion’s Roar is a socially-conscious not-for-profit Buddhist media company. We are committed to highlighting the views, wisdom, and experiences of Asian American Buddhists.
What you’ll do:
- Identify authors and develop content by, for, and about Asian American Buddhists for all our print, digital, and audio-video platforms.
- Liaise with Asian American Buddhist teachers, leaders, and organizations to identify potential voices, authors, and issues of importance to Asian American Buddhists.
- Gather and report on news and other developments within Asian American Buddhist communities.
- Represent Lion’s Roar at conferences, meetings, and other events, and expand and deepen our relationships with Asian American Buddhist communities.
What we’re looking for:
- In-depth knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice.
- Familiarity with Asian American Buddhist practitioners and leaders and the issues and challenges important to them, both within Buddhism and in American society.
- Someone who thrives on making connections and networking.
- The ability to identify and frame editorial content and work with potential authors and speakers.
- Strong editing, writing, interviewing, and other editorial skills.
This work is funded by a three-year grant supporting a Lion’s Roar initiative to make the national Buddhist conversation more diverse and inclusive. We have two years of funding remaining.
Our statement about this project says: “Through this initiative, Lion’s Roar will support and promote voices that reflect the true diversity of Buddhism in North America. By fully representing Buddhists of color in the national dialogue, we will make Buddhism more inclusive, more relevant, and of more benefit to more people and communities. We will dismantle the dominant narrative about what Buddhism is and support multiple emerging narratives that meet the needs of diverse communities.”
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]; include “Associate Editor” in the subject line.
Submission deadline: May 30