The Good Men Project is looking for 2 editors — one to run a section on Business, and one to run a section on Politics.
For Business, we’d like to cover everything from Silicon Valley and start-up culture, to risk-taking and VCs, to solo entrepreneurship, and large companies doing good (both financially and socially). We’d particularly like to cover some of the ethical sides of business, such as work-life balance, fair pay, health care, retirement, environmental concerns and other important issues. As ever at the Good Men Project, we’d like to look at these issues from the POV of men. What is the connection between being a good man and doing good business? Do men still feel pressure to be the “provider” for the family? How does work/life balance work for men, and is that changing? Should it change? What about workplace deaths which are almost 100% men? Why do men end up doing the “dirty work” – sanitation jobs, sewer work, plumbing, mechanics? How do these things fit into social issues and roles surrounding gender and men?
For Politics, we’d like an editor who can look at provocative topics in any political debate thoughtfully. This perspective shouldn’t be middle-of-the-road, pandering to both sides or drawing false equivalences, but we believe there is a place where we can debate the individual issues without engaging in further polarization of sides or name-calling of candidates of people in office. Rather than looking at politics as a team sport or a horse race, we want to shift focus past the names and figureheads to the issues that affect real people. In particular, as a men’s magazine with a distinct social conscience, we want to think about the laws and policies that most affect men. Custody laws, support for dads who can’t pay child support, health care initiatives, same-sex marriages, homelessness, prison, guns, the lobbying sector, war, are just a few of the political issues that affect men in unique ways. Other issues, like economic and regulatory struggles, have broader effects that can affect men’s lives in subtler, less direct ways. What kinds of policy have worked in the real world to address these issues, and what issues are still going unaddressed?
– Create a community of contributors of people who care about these issues and who can write about them clearly and compellingly.
– Curate and edit the best of content The Good Men Project.
– Post a minimum of 4-5 pieces of content per week.
– Work with the publisher to create an editorial vision of what the site might be and what would make it engaging, dynamic and successful.
– Develop relationships with other, larger media companies who have audiences that would be interested in this content and can help drive pageviews back to our site. We’d like you to develop relationships with other editors and work with them on cross-promotion. We also suggest that you know or want to learn social media.
About The Good Men Project
Since launching 2 years ago, The Good Men Project has become a leader in the discussion of men’s issues and men’s stories. It takes a look at men from multiple viewpoints and challenge existing stereotypes in a way that no other media outlet does. With over 7 million visitors since the site launched, and upwards of 3.5 million pageviews every month, The Good Men Project is has indeed sparked a lively, provocative and relevant discussion about “What does it mean to be a good man?” – the goal and mission for the project that was established from day one.
Editors will be compensated based on monthly pageviews to the section. The rate we pay is 50 cents per 1,000 pageviews. You will need to invoice us every month based on actual pageviews for that month. Please note that starting off, compensation will be quite small, if any – we need someone who is understands the big picture opportunity. Interested candidates should feel free to discuss exactly how much compensation can be expected at that rate over the coming months/year. We ask for at least a 3-month commitment.
Interested candidates should contact publisher Lisa Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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