Job Posting: Digital Editor, May 2022


Bay Nature, an award-winning, quarterly consumer print magazine and website that covers greater San Francisco Bay Area environmental issues, natural sciences, and outdoor recreation, has an opening for a full-time Digital Editor. This is a unique opportunity to continue to build and grow the online presence of a regional nature magazine, and to cover San Francisco Bay Area organizations and scientists on the leading edge of global conservation. 


Bay Nature Institute has been publishing Bay Nature for 22 years and is an independent, nonprofit media organization and member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. We are among the few publications in the country dedicated to reporting on regional environmental issues, and our reporting has been recognized with Excellence in Journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California. 

What you’ll do

The Digital Editor oversees every aspect of Bay Nature’s editorial presence online: setting strategy and goals, finding stories, assigning and editing staff and freelance contributor reported articles, creating and writing a weekly newsletter, and overseeing our social media strategy. 

Our ideal candidate has a minimum three years experience as an editor at a magazine or in another journalism setting, plus a strong, demonstrable interest in the natural world and environmental science of the San Francisco Bay Area. You will report to the Editor in Chief and be an essential part of a small editorial team and Bay Nature Institute’s staff. We are passionate about accuracy, transparency, and publishing articles that inspire, challenge, and inform readers. 

Bay Nature strives to reflect the full diversity of the Bay Area in our stories, staff, and freelancers, and we strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in journalism and conservation to apply.

Required skills

  • Minimum 3 years of experience editing journalism
  • Experience reporting or editing articles about science
  • Excellent news judgement
  • Experience with the backend of a WordPress site
  • Track record of envisioning and achieving a strategy for cultivating loyal readership through newsletter, social media, and emerging platforms
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area

The salary ranges between  60K – 75K annually depending on experience. Bay Nature Institute offers healthcare, pre-tax transit benefits, a 403(b) plan, flexible work hours, and holiday, sick, and vacation leave. Requires several days a week in the Bay Nature office in West Berkeley.

The deadline to apply for our Digital Editor position is May 31, 2022. Start date mid to late June

To apply please send a resume and cover letter that describes why you are interested in this job, what you will bring to it, and what you expect to gain from it. Email Please put Digital Editor in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.

Bay Nature Institute is an equal opportunity employer.