Assistant Editor, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN (Part-Time)

  • Full-time

Company Description


ACF supports and advocates for individuals and groups creating music today by demonstrating the vitality and relevance of their art. We connect artists with collaborators, organizations, audiences, and resources. Through storytelling, publications, recordings, hosted gatherings, and industry leadership, we activate equitable opportunities for artists. We provide direct funding and mentorship to a broad and diverse field of music creators, highlighting those who have been historically excluded from participation.

Our commitment to being a racially equitable organization guides us and our work. The ACF Board and staff engage in continued intentional learning about / practicing principles of anti-racism, and we support an ecosystem that is equitable as well as inclusive. We seek to attract candidates with similar priorities and values. Read our statement of commitment to racial equity here:

Job Description

Job Title:                        Assistant Editor, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

FLSA Status:                 Non-exempt, part-time                                
Reports To:                    Director of Publications (Editor of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN)
Salary:                           $27/hour, approximately 20 hours/week

ICIYL Editorial

  • Proofread final draft of all articles for typos, correct spelling of names and correct pronouns, grammatical errors, and factual inaccuracies
  • Prepare articles in WordPress, adding links, tags, and embedded media, with an eye for SEO best practices
  • Schedule content and manage links and metadata for the weekly social media schedule
  • Contribute to content strategy by suggesting new artists, identifying gaps in coverage, and staying current on industry issues

ICIYL Administrative

  • Assist with tracking payments to contributors and monthly reconciliation of year-to-date transaction detail
  • Assist in preparing reports to funders

ACF e-Communications

  • Gather copy and visual assets from various ACF staff members, curate articles to align with organizational brand, and draft e-newsletters in Constant Contact
  • Proofread and edit staff submissions to create concise, engaging, and accessible copy with a unified tone
  • Work with the Director of Digital Media to assess analytics and optimize engagement
  • Prepare major org-wide announcements in Constant Contact and on ACF websites ( and
  • Create one-time direct mailings for targeted ACF event invitations, or on behalf of partner organizations and advertisers

ACF Administrative/Professional Development

  • Attend weekly staff meetings (Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30 pm CT) and monthly Digital Strategy meetings (first Friday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm CT)
  • Attend ACF Board meetings
  • Participate in anti-racism training and other ACF staff training



The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about ACF’s mission and supporting music creators, committed to racial equity, and shares the organization’s values of leadership, anti-racism, courage, support, and curiosity.

They must be highly organized, reliable, and able to reprioritize when needed. A keen proofreading eye, an interest in content and digital marketing strategies, and the desire to cultivate an accessible and equitable environment that supports a diversity of artistic and journalistic voices are essential. Of equal importance is the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, communicate clearly and empathetically, and learn new digital platforms quickly. Experience with WordPress, Constant Contact, and basic HTML are strongly encouraged. Knowledge of the new and experimental music scene is strongly preferred.

The ability to work with a diverse group of individuals – whether artists, writers, publicists, staff members, or board members – is essential.

Additional Information

Submit resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in this role at ACF on We recommend uploading your cover letter as a PDF but it can be submitted as an email on this portal.

Please only contact ACF if you have difficulty with submitting your information.

Position is open until filled. Applications received before January 5, 2024 will be reviewed first. Three references will be requested from those invited to interview.

As a national organization, we value the opportunity to be based in Minnesota while cultivating a staff and community that lives around the country. We invite applicants outside the area to only apply if they are willing to travel 1-2 times a year for full staff/board activities in St. Paul, Minnesota and other parts of the U.S. where programs may be taking place.

We value the artistic and other life activities of our staff and operate in three different time zone. We welcome flexible work hours. ACF will remain a permanently hybrid working environment.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position paying an hourly rate of $27 per hour, plus a home office stipend of $30 per month. This position is eligible for a total of ten (10) paid vacation days: five (5) during ACF’s one-week summer office closure, and five (5) during ACF’s winter holiday office closure.  ACF is also able to provide a laptop and other resources needed to perform the duties associated with this position. This position is not eligible for health insurance or other employee benefits.