We're Hiring

We're Hiring

January 22, 2018

The application deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone who applied—we will be in touch in the coming weeks! 


We’re searching for two editors to join our team—a fiction editor and a nonfiction editor. Both are part-time independent contractor positions that can be done remotely. Deadline to apply is 1/31/18 midnight MST.

We strongly encourage people of color, women, LBGTQ folks, formerly incarcerated, and differently-abled people to apply.

In your cover letter, please tell us about your experience and background, what sets you apart from other candidates, your own contemplative and creative practices, as well as why you think you'd be a good fit for the Ruminate team. If you know your Enneagram type and your Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths, please include that info as well. 



Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, these editors manage the fiction and nonfiction published in Ruminate—a nonprofit, contemplative-arts magazine entering its twelfth year of publication. This position requires impeccable editorial skills, 
experience as a compassionate, skillful communicator, and a heart for all that Ruminate represents and the ability to select manuscripts that reflect Ruminate's vision. 


  • Minimum three years of relevant editorial experience with literary publications, with a preference for literary magazine experience.
  • Terminal degree in relevant discipline a plus.
  • Ability to self-monitor and work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and an exacting eye for detail. 
  • Clear communicator who listens respectfully to others and can work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to work gracefully under pressure. (A sense of humor helps.)
  • Excellent copy-editing skills, including a solid knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Thorough awareness of literary writing and publishing, both past and current.
  • Familiarity with Ruminate’s contemplative aesthetic.


  • $250/month 


  • average hours are 20 hours/month
  • 3-month trial period to ensure that the position is a good fit
  • minimum of a one-year commitment starting in 2018

The ideal candidate is engaged by the tone and spirit of our publication and understands that Ruminate is more than just another magazine and that this is more than just another job.


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