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!

Job Openings:


Web Editor

We are currently looking for a Web Editor to advance Tricycle’s mission through our growing online platform. While our quarterly magazine offers a way to step back and reflect on a broad range of issues through a Buddhist lens, our website is where we can respond (not just react) to what’s going on in the world to support our readers when they need it.

The Web Editor is responsible for regularly delivering content that is timely, engaging, informative, and insightful. That means pitching and writing original articles as well as assigning and editing articles by Tricycle contributors and staff. The Web Editor oversees the Assistant Web Editor, works with the Podcast Manager to produce new episodes of Tricycle Talks, and coordinates with the rest of the Tricycle team on all other content that appears online, such as our print articles, social media posts, and monthly video series.

The ideal candidate has an eye for high-quality content and a commitment to journalistic excellence. Catching typos and errors is second nature to them. They are an impeccable communicator who feels at home working independently and as part of a team. And they are unceasingly curious and fearless about asking questions small or large.

This is a full-time position based in New York City. The Tricycle office is currently closed due to COVID-19, and the Web Editor will be required to work from home until it is safe for the office to reopen.

Requirements and Personal Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of editing experience and a demonstrated ability to produce consistent high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge and interest of Buddhism, Buddhist practice, and the American Buddhist landscape
  • Working knowledge of HTML and WordPress a plus
  • Familiarity with SEO and best practices
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media publishing systems
  • MS Office literate (Excel and Word)
  • Audio editing, photo editing, and Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to execute on original and creative ideas
  • Ability to multi-task and delegate responsibilities

To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to editorial@tricycle.org with the subject line “Web Editor.”


Editorial Assistant

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 an Editorial Assistant to support the editorial team in creating content across our channels and assisting with the production of that content, with a focus on our print magazine. The ideal candidate will have deep interest in and knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as the global Buddhist landscape.

This position is full-time. The Editorial Assistant will be required to work from home until Tricycle’s NYC office can safely reopen.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Managing Editor with magazine production, including the art and design process, copy edit input and dummy production, and web upload
  • Contribute editorial content to web and print, including compiling Letters to the Editor, Buddha Buzz, and Brief teachings
  • Participate in pitch meetings for web and print
  • Select Daily Dharma quotes and clean associated articles
  • Oversee the in-office book flow, update the editorial team on forthcoming titles, request copies from publishers, review books for prospective excerpts, and request permissions
  • Monitor the editorial inbox, assessing pitches and managing correspondence
  • Monitor website comments on our platform (Disqus)
  • Perform sundry administrative duties (manning the office phone, mailings, etc.)

Requirements and Personal Qualifications:

  • Prior writing and editing experience; strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and interest of Buddhism, Buddhist practice, and the global Buddhist landscape
  • MS Office literate (Excel and Word)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs or an interest in learning (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus

To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to editorial@tricycle.org with the subject line “Editorial Assistant.”