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Join Our Team at Change Seven

In 2016, we will be recruiting dozens of talented creatives with a passion for changing the world through smart, compelling, well-crafted storytelling. We are currently looking for the following professionals to help us inundate the interwebs with life-changing, world-altering, intelligence-fostering art and literature:

  • Contributing Writers & Reviewers (culture, food, fashion, books, music, art, politics, environment, science, medicine, education, social justice, work-life, travel, articles about writing)
  • Content Curators / Fact-Checkers
  • Video / Multimedia Editors


Benefits of Working for a Promising Upstart like Change Seven

  • Work from the privacy of your own ladybug infested, heat-sweltering home attic, basement, or dirty dish-strewn kitchen table.
  • Casual Everydays, barring the one day you’ll need a clean shirt for your author’s pic (and hey, it doesn’t have to be that clean. It’s not as if we can smell it.)
  • Professional oversight by writers and editors who will finally give you something worth writing about. Because, let’s face it, your blog is kind of just sucking right now.
  • An extensive list of contacts in the literary world, many of which will come to owe you great favors for your fair and well-written articles about them/their books/their clients/you get it.
  • Bylines, bios, and oh-me-oh-my-o’s. Building a portfolio, yadda yadda. But seriously, we’re not turning just anybody loose on our site who might besmirch, beseech (?), or otherwise besmudgen our hard-won reputation. This ain’t no dog and cyber-pony show that publishes a bunch of celebrity hooha or clickbait tomfoolery. This here’s a genuine literary journal filled with some of the great contemporary writers and artists of our time and read by erudite minds like yours!
  • Good writerly habits. Such as hunting and gathering, for instance. You want to make it as a writer? Well, you’ve got to go out there and get the stories because they ain’t going to walk up to your ladybug infested attic and brave you in your soiled Hello Kitties, now, are they? Come on. And that novel you’re working on, those poems and stories… well, they could do with a bit more marinating, couldn’t they? And what better way to come at it again than with the fresh ideas and inspiration you’ll discover writing about writers and books you’ve long admired? Who knows, maybe a refresher of great storytelling is just the swift kick in the pants your saggy-assed plot needs anyway?
  • We could go on and on (and on). Seriously, this is what we do. But you can see by now we ain’t throwing around large (or any) sums of money (just yet, though the possibilities may be around the bend). And you wouldn’t take it if we offered it anyway. Haha. We took a little creative license there, maybe. But the point is you’re an artist, and money means squat compared to the chance to make something good and true and beautiful and lasting. And that’s what we’re after here at Change Seven. We mean it when we say, like our literary idol Dorothy Parker, that we “can’t write five words but that we can change seven.” We put our backs and elbow-grease into this little nugget of prime internet real estate, and we’re choosy about the who’s and what-not’s that are featured thereupon it. We’ll say this, though: If our (insert euphemism here) does come in, you’ll be handsomely wrapped in the finest and thickest layers of choice-brand bacon money can buy and sun-dried on the steps of the Taj Mahal for precisely two hours 17 minutes as proscribed by ancient Zoorastrian sacred texts. Or we’ll just cut you a check. Either way. If any of this sounds appealing, read on!

Job Description: Contributing Writers & Reviewers

Are you forward-thinking? Keep your finger on the world’s pulse? Well-versed in politics, social justice, science, education, or work-life? Do you follow great writers, thought-leaders and activists? Do you have a passion for the planet? Books? Causes? Then you might be a terrific fit for us at Change Seven. We’re building a team of contributing writers and reviewers intent on helping us create a shit-ton of original content across a variety of areas on our site.  Opportunities are available for freelancers who know what they want to write about as well as spec writers who prefer being given assignments. If you’ve got the moxy (oops… make that moxie) and writing chops, we’ll put your talents to work. Tell us which “beats” you’d like to cover and pitch us a few of your ideas and we just might turn you loose. If you’re more interested in writing to assignment, no worries. Help us find and showcase Change Agents and Change Artists, those novelists, essayists, thinkers, environmentalists, feminists, activists, philosophers, philanthropists, scientists, historians, economists, artists, politicians, social theorists, designers, business leaders, educators, photographers, journalists, psychologists, and others who are actively working to make the future better in some way. Either way, as a Change Seven contributing writer, you’ll research potential subjects, conduct interviews, review books, films, or other forms of art, procure photographs, and write profiles and other articles. Applicants should be ambitious self-starters, eager to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for go-getters with a penchant for well-researched and well-written articles that inform, entertain, and educate an intellectual audience. This is a great opportunity to build a solid news-writing portfolio. Positions are currently unpaid, but future paid positions will be selected from those who successfully work with us from the ground up.

Requirements for success:

– Proven and reliable research, editing, and writing skills

– Insatiable appetite for news and information (from the environment, medicine, science, politics, technology to fashion, music, books, art/culture, and points in between)

– Ability and willingness to interview key people from an array of industries and determination to tell their stories accurately and articulately

– Ability to write quickly under deadlines and to receive constructive criticism like a pro

– A demonstrated excitement about Change Seven’s editorial mission and a genuine interest in our literary archives as well as our growing selection of columns and other original content

Send us a brief letter detailing your experience and interests to changeseveneditor (at) gmail (d0t) com or submit your work to our Submittable account.


Job Description: Content Curators / Fact-Checkers

Are you obsessed with all things writerly? Do you cyber-stalk great authors and thought-leaders? Do you “like” and share author interviews, book trailers, adaptations, and TED-Talks way before anyone else even knows they exist? Then you might be a terrific fit for us at Change Seven. We’re building a team of content curators with excellent fact-checking abilities to help us become a hive of writer-related news, entertainment, and info. Opportunities are available for avid fans, aspiring writers who aren’t quite ready to strike out across the vast wide page alone just yet, and others who L.O.V.E. finding and sharing content that appeals to an intellectual, literary audience. As a Change Seven content curator/fact-checker, you’ll scour the internet for well-researched and well-written or produced author interviews, talks, lectures, and articles that inform, entertain, and educate our Change Seven readers. Applicants should be ambitious self-starters, eager to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity to learn the in’s and out’s of working with an experienced team of editors, writers, and other artists. Positions are currently unpaid, but future paid positions will be selected from those who successfully work with us from the ground up.

Requirements for success:

– Proven and reliable research and fact-checking skills

– Insatiable appetite for author/writerly/book news and information

– Ability to scour information quickly, procure lots of content under deadlines, and to receive constructive criticism like a pro

– A demonstrated excitement about Change Seven’s editorial mission and a genuine interest in our literary archives as well as our growing selection of columns and other original content

Send us a brief letter detailing your experience and interests to changeseveneditor (at) gmail (d0t) com.


Job Description: Video / Multimedia Editors

Are you a tech-savvy, YouTube or Vimeo artist? A visual storyteller who enjoys stringing together images with text and audio to produce original short films? Then you might be a terrific fit for us at Change Seven. We’re looking for a few talented video editors to help us create original multimedia content that is entertaining and easily sharable to a social media audience. As a Change Seven video editor, you’ll compile short films from photos, videos, text, and audio files that will inform, entertain, and educate an intellectual, writerly audience. Applicants should be ambitious self-starters, eager to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for tech-savvy, go-getters with a love of bringing stories alive in multimedia. This is a great opportunity to build a substantial portfolio. Positions are currently unpaid, but future paid positions will be selected from those who successfully work with us from the ground up.

Requirements for success:

– Proven and reliable video editing and storytelling skills

– Ability and willingness to direct others in procurement of video and multimedia

– Ability to work quickly under deadlines and to receive constructive criticism like a pro

– A demonstrated excitement about Change Seven’s editorial mission and a genuine interest in our literary archives as well as our growing selection of columns and other original content

Send us a brief letter detailing your experience and interests to changeseveneditor (at) gmail (dot) com.

Equal Opportunity

We celebrate diversity and are proud to be an inclusive, equal-opportunity workplace, where all applicants and staff are considered for hire, promotion and job status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical handicap.

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