15 years after resurrecting and refining Mother Earth News, Cheryl Long is retiring, and they are looking for a new editor-in-chief, as follows:
“Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications is looking for an experienced professional with passion for, and knowledge of, all things sustainable to lead its flagship media brand, Mother Earth News into the future. Ideally this person will have first-hand experience as a sustainable lifestyle community member as well as an impeccable record of innovation and leadership in the publishing business – or other closely related media area. But don’t let us define you too narrowly. If you have related experiences and the drive to lead a highly collaborative team devoted to creating and delivering the best, most relevant sustainable lifestyle content possible, we’d like to hear from you.
Mother Earth News is the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle brand, and provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic gardening, organic foods, country living, homesteading, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green building. Lively, insightful and on the cutting edge, Mother Earth News is the definitive source for the growing number of Americans who choose wisely and live well. The brand encompasses print and digital content products, several websites and events. Its Facebook page boasts nearly 2.25 million highly engaged community members and the discussion is lively.
Ogden Publications Inc. is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.
If you envision your future with a growing media company as the leader of Mother Earth News, please forward a resume (up to 2 pages maximum), a critique of the magazine and website, and a letter of interest that describes why you should take the brand into the future (word document or .pdf preferred) to our editorial director, Hank Will — email@example.com.”