I realize posting here is a long shot, but what the hell. See that empty cubicle in the photo above? I need an excellent copy editor/line editor/details-oriented person – who knows woodworking or is eager to learn the craft – to take it over.
Rodney Wilson, the former managing editor for Popular Woodworking Magazine, did an excellent job in the year or so he was here, but left to take a job more in line with his interests. I wish him nothing but good luck – but he’s been gone for two workdays now and already, I miss him terribly.
I joined the Popular Woodworking staff in 2005 as managing editor. My plan was to stay for a year or two as I finished my Ph.D., then leave to teach early modern drama at a small college (so that I could help at least a handful of people learn to love Francis Beaumont’s “Knight of the Burning Pestle” as much as I do). But I fell in love with woodworking, and 12 years on, here I still sit. (I continue, however, to urge everyone to read at least a little Shakespeare.)
So I guess I’m looking for someone kind of like me (if perhaps better-tempered). Someone who loves the power of the well-written word and can help to effect that in our content, but who also likes makes things with his or her hands. Someone who understands how important it is to pay contributors on time, and who doesn’t mind the associated paperwork (well – it was paperwork when I started; now it’s on the computer). Someone who isn’t afraid to gently harangue writers (and, er, me) to get stuff done on schedule. Someone who loves having access to a full woodworking shop, and wants to build things and write about it. Someone who wants to live in Cincinnati – a marvelous city with excellent restaurants and services, and an incredible stock of affordable and historic housing (there’s newer homes, too of course…but where’s the fun in multiple working baths, I ask you?!).
The job posting is on our corporate website. If the above sounds fun to you, check it out – or pass it along to a qualified friend. Please!
Oh – and because an empty cubicle isn’t terribly enticing, here’s a few shots of the shop: