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Part-time Writer / Editor

About Sefaria

Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating the future of Torah in an open and participatory way. We are assembling a free, living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation.

Position Overview

Sefaria is seeking a freelance writer and editor to support our work in making Jewish texts accessible online. This role is a part-time, temporary contract position through the end of 2020 with the potential to move forward into 2021. This position will require a minimum of 20 hours per week. Compensation is hourly and depends on experience, starting at $30 per hour.

Responsibilities

  • Explain complex Jewish texts and topics in simple language and easily accessible concepts, while thinking critically about how they are being presented.
  • Edit and improve existing language on the Sefaria website, apps, and google ads.
  • Ensure that the copy conforms to Sefaria's guidelines for product voice, and develop those guidelines further based on feedback from the team.
  • Adapt copy for length limitations and site context.
  • Identify and fix technical errors in the copy, including inaccuracies, grammar, and typos.

Requirements

  • Substantial knowledge about the Jewish textual cannon and Jewish culture
  • Experience writing copy for a publication or similar service, preferably for websites or other digital platforms
  • Experience writing for broad, general audiences
  • Fluent in English
  • Working proficiency in Hebrew reading and writing

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected] with the subject line Part-time writer/editor. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.




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