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 open positions:

Special Projects Editor

Tricycle is seeking a Special Projects Editor to oversee our multimedia offerings that engages our audience and supports their spiritual and intellectual journey.

The Special Projects Editor will manage ongoing series, such as our monthly Dharma Talks and Buddhism for Beginners site. But what makes the role “special” is that they also will explore new ways of connecting with readers. That means producing innovative SEO- and social-friendly teachings and practices, commissioning interactive content, and producing live workshops and Q&As that speak to the current moment. The role also includes contributing to SEO optimization and offering general support to the editorial team.

The ideal candidate is comfortable generating pitches for new content with the editorial team and capable of working with contributors to make those ideas a reality. Familiarity with Buddhism is a plus, but a candidate does not need to be a practitioner. This is a full-time position based in our NYC office.

Duties include:

  • Working with editorial team to write, fact-check, build, and promote SEO-driven content, including Buddhism for Beginners cards as needed, and optimize existing content
  • Managing monthly Dharma Talk series, including finding teachers, coordinating shoots, overseeing editing, and assisting with promotion
  • Building out social-driven multimedia media content at Tricycle, including short audio and video practices, live practices, and workshops
  • Coordinating the monthly visiting scholars lunch series for staff

Requirements and Personal 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
  • Knowledge of Buddhist history, philosophy, and practice across traditions
  • Familiarity with SEO and best practices
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to editorial@tricycle.org with the subject line “Special Projects Editor.”

Managing Editor

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West. Our readership includes longtime practitioners as well as any who value or wish to learn more about the teachings of wisdom and compassion that Buddhism has to offer.

We are seeking a Managing Editor to drive our quarterly production cycle and to serve as the nerve center of our editorial operations. The Managing Editor works with the editorial staff as well as new and returning contributors to make sure that everyone stays on the same page and has the resources they need to deliver outstanding content with a visual presentation that meets our award-winning standards. The ideal candidate can juggle assignments and delegate responsibilities with ease. They can communicate with pinpoint precision and creatively solve problems as they arise. Above all, they are a team player and a team captain who knows when to use a light touch and when to start calling the shots.

Familiarity with Buddhism is a plus, but curiosity and a willingness to learn is more important.

This is a full-time position. The Managing Editor will be required to work out of our Manhattan office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They may work remotely on Monday and Friday. All staff are required to present proof of vaccination and follow strict precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mission:

The Managing Editor is responsible for managing and delivering high-quality original content for the magazine and website that engages and grows the Tricycle member base.

  • Work with the Executive Editor and editorial team to develop original, high-quality content that builds community and supports the practice of Tricycle Community members
  • Maintain deadlines for content delivery in order to streamline editorial flow
  • Oversee production of the magazine

Responsibilities:

  • Delegate editorial responsibilities to Tricycle editorial staff members
  • Stay informed of current events and discussion topics of interest to Tricycle Community members 
  • Manage art and editorial budgets and issue contributor contracts
  • Oversee content scheduling and communicate editorial deadlines to ensure a streamlined workflow and consistent magazine product
  • Coordinate with art and production teams
  • Communicate with advertising staff on ad sales and advertisement placement
  • Maintain relationship with existing authors, contributing editors, and artists
  • Oversee magazine’s web upload process

Requirements:

  • Writing and editing experience
  • Knowledge and interest of Buddhism and Buddhist practice
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Ability to manage a strict schedule and deliver content on deadline
  • Ability to communicate well with a variety of personalities
  • Organizational skills

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to editorial@tricycle.org with the subject line “Managing Editor”.