We’re hiring! The Tricycle Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is the publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and its affiliated sites, tricycle.org and learn.tricycle.org. Through our magazine and digital offerings, including our podcast and online courses, we provide an expansive portal for the exploration of Buddhist thought and practice.

Tricycle is a small but dedicated team producing in-depth content that reaches across the Buddhist world and beyond. We welcome applications for consideration at any time from creative and highly motivated individuals with an interest in the Buddhist path. Please send your resume and cover letter describing your interest in Tricycle and how you see your role in furthering our mission to editorial@tricycle.org with the subject “Work at Tricycle.” We look forward to hearing from you!

Current job openings: 

Senior Editor
Special Projects Editor
Development Associate
Departments Editor (Freelance, temporary)

Senior Editor

For nearly 30 years, the Tricycle Foundation has shared Buddhist teachings and practices with the general public, engaging the broader culture from a Buddhist perspective. Tricycle is the publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, an independent quarterly magazine, and daily content at tricycle.org. Tricycle also produces online courses, events, and more.

The Tricycle Foundation is currently seeking a senior editor to help craft and execute its editorial strategy across multiple platforms, including the Tricycle Talks podcast, website, print magazine, and Buddhism for Beginners microsite. The ideal candidate will have deep interest in and knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as the global Buddhist landscape.

The senior editor will not only work with contributors to produce content but also manage Tricycle’s editorial team and represent editorial in senior organizational meetings.

This position reports to the Editor & Publisher, and is full-time and based in our NYC office.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive day-to-day editorial workflow, organize editorial and pitch meetings, and maintain editorial quality across channels
  • Cultivate new writers and maintain relationships with longtime contributors
  • Produce and edit content for the website and magazine
  • Manage an editorial team of four, including mentoring and training junior staff
  • Manage special sections and issues, participating in the magazine production process as necessary
  • Work closely with Editor & Publisher and other senior staff members to ensure collaboration among editorial and other teams
  • Manage the editorial budget
  • Assist with editorial strategy for the Buddhism for Beginners microsite

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of editorial experience (nonprofit and small team management experience a plus)
  • A keen eye for both detail-oriented work and big-picture strategy
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Existing relationships with freelance writers you’d want to work with
  • Deep interest in and knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as the global Buddhist landscape, with an understanding of what makes for a good story in this niche
  • A desire to produce content that elucidates and often challenges prevailing cultural narratives and norms

To apply, send a resume and letter of interest as well as your salary requirements to editorial@tricycle.org with “Senior Editor” as the subject line. Please also include one writing clip, one link to a longform article you’ve edited, and one story idea you’d love to see in Tricycle.

 Special Projects Editor

We are currently looking for a Special Projects Editor, who will be responsible for managing content creation for our new online resource, Buddhism for Beginners, as well as our Dharma Talks and Film Club subscriber offerings.  

This position reports to the Senior Editor, and is full-time and based in our NYC office. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

Buddhism for Beginners

  • Conceptualizing ongoing Buddhism for Beginners structure and content with assistance from the editorial team
  • Setting and maintaining a workflow and editorial schedule for Buddhism for Beginners content
  • Assigning writers and ensuring editorial quality as copy moves through its developmental phases (copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and SEO)
  • Photography research and permissions with assistance of Photo Editor; commissioning illustrations or accompanying multimedia content
  • Writing copy for “additional links” resource
  • Maintaining feedback@tricycle.com; answering questions and responding to reader feedback through additional content

Web

  • Managing the creation of monthly Dharma Talk videos; brainstorm teachers with the editorial team, coordinate shoot logistics, and oversee editing, transcription, and uploading process
  • Managing monthly Film Club content, including obtaining screening rights and coordinating with directors and production houses
  • Assisting with quarterly web issue upload
  • Occasional research for Tricycle Talks podcast

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of editing experience and a demonstrated ability to produce consistent high-quality work while juggling a variety of projects and deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of Buddhist history, philosophy, and practice across traditions
  • Familiarity with SEO and best practices
  • Knowledge of copy editing symbols
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus

Please send your resume, a letter of interest, and your salary requirements to editorial@tricycle.com with the subject line “Special Projects Editor.”

Development Associate

Tricycle is seeking a Development Associate who will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the annual fundraising plan, including systems, infrastructure, donor research and stewardship, and the online fundraising program.

The Development Associate’s primary role is to identify, collect, organize, manage, and analyze information on donors and prospects of strategic importance to the Tricycle Foundation and to support the Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts.

This position is full-time and based in our NYC office.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct proactive research focused on lead-generation to build prospect pool while also identifying current individuals in existing donor pool.
  • Identify, investigate, analyze, organize and evaluate information from a variety of sources to determine the financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and relationship between Tricycle and the highest-level donors and prospects.
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to support prospect and donor moves-management and assure that a dynamic prospect and donor pipeline moves forward.
  • Work closely with Database Consultant to maintain updated donor and gift records and reports.
  • Devise strategies for obtaining new donors and prospects in order to ensure the ongoing development, expansion, and renewal of the database and pipeline. Identify, organize, and maintain donor and prospect information files.
  • Oversee, with Executive Director and Associate Publisher, digital fundraising effort, including writing and scheduling email appeals.
  • Oversee state charitable compliance procedure through third party.
  • Process gift acknowledgments in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in building, managing or conducting donor and prospect research. Proven understanding of how a prospect management program is integrated into the Development function.
  • Ability to work with and support Board in identifying and responding to donor or prospect information needs.
  • Demonstrate competence in a variety of computer applications, including database, spreadsheet and word processing programs. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar system) required.
  • Familiarity with standard donor and prospect research tools such as business directories, internet resources, and wealth screening tools.
  • Familiarity with financial terms, concepts, and markets, preferred.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills, attention to detail and the ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity and appreciation of Tricycle’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Proactive in anticipating and seeking out information related to the immediate priorities of the development effort.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and salary requirements to editorial@tricycle.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line. 

Departments Editor (Freelance, temporary)

We are looking for a temporary Departments Editor to curate the front matter for the Winter 2019 issue of our award-winning quarterly magazine. The ideal candidate will have their finger on the pulse of the contemporary global Buddhist landscape and a familiarity with Buddhist teachings, practice, history, and current issues. They will be able to identify stories of interest to our readers, enliven copy through editing and their own writing, and work with both the in-house editorial team and a host of freelancers to create a front section that is energizing, informative, intelligent, sophisticated, and relevant.

Our front matter covers community news; short profiles and Q&As with both well-known and everyday Buddhists; new books, podcasts, apps, music, theater, and fine art, as well as travel, practice tips, and more.

Departments Editor reports to Senior Editor. This position is temporary and freelance; dates needed are June 1 to August 30. Remote applicants are welcome.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the in-house editorial team as well as freelancers to fill the front section for Winter 2019 issue; assigning, editing, and writing material
  • Understand and respond to the pressing current issues of the Buddhist world
  • Keep track of newly released book titles, innovative retreats and gatherings, events, and other Buddhist news
  • Deliver timeless Buddhist teachings to readers in a fresh and contemporary way, relating them to the world at large
  • Write eye-catching HEDs and DEKs and crisp, clean copy; pitch content ideas with unique angles and hooks
  • Develop and inspire writers

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience as a culture editor (or similar) in digital or traditional media
  • Familiarity with the modern Buddhist landscape as well as Buddhist philosophy and the various traditions’ key players, both contemporary and historical
  • Strong written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong grasp of grammar and ability to pick up house style quickly
  • Ability to assign and follow through on deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a close-knit team

To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, two writing samples (links are fine), and two pitch ideas for our current front section to editorial@tricycle.com with the subject line “Departments Editor.”