Posted by Willy Franzen on April 24, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
The magazine industry is kind of an ugly place to be right now. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some great jobs with periodicals for new grads, but the iPad hasn’t saved the industry yet. The problem is that most magazines rely on selling ads to drive revenue since subscriptions almost never cover costs. Unfortunately, ad dollars are moving online where performance can be easily measured. Additionally, many companies have cut back on advertising during the recession. But what if you worked at a magazine that didn’t have to worry about selling ads. At YES! Magazine, that’s exactly how it is. They are a Bainbridge Island, WA based non-profit magazine “that supports people’s active engagement in building a just and sustainable world.” Subscriptions cover about half their costs, and the other half is covered by donations. Since YES! Magazine doesn’t need a profit margin, they can operate way more efficiently than for-profit magazines.
YES! Magazine publishes on a quarterly basis; however, they update their website much more frequently. I’ve never seen a copy of YES! Magazine, so I can’t tell you too much about it, but I do know that they focus on issues like Peace, Social Justice, the Environment, the New Economy, and Happiness. Their tagline is “Powerful Ideas, Practical Applications,” which seems simple but effective. It sounds as though the goal of YES! Magazine is to influence your thinking in a way that gets you to go out and change the world. Also, it appears that Danny Glover reads YES! Magazine along with some other famous people that I’ve never heard of. If you like what you’re hearing, then you may want to check out jobs at YES! Magazine. Right now there’s only one position posted—Part-time Associate Editor. It’s hard to say how entry level the job is considering that they don’t mention any experience requirements. It looks doable from the description, but that’s a job title that could have a lot of range. A look at YES! Magazine’s Staff page didn’t help much, as they had one Associate Editor with 16 years of experience and another who came from an internship. I guess yo’ll just have to decide for yourself whether you want to apply.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Do you read YES! Magazine?
We've identified YES! Magazine as having career opportunities in the following categories: