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Job details

Narrative Muse
13 Dec 2019
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Digital & Technology, Literature & Publishing, Marketing & Media


Narrative Muse is seeking an Editor-in-Chief.


We're a start-up that discovers and delivers books and movies for underserved audiences by underrepresented creators.

We do this by matching audiences with personalized book and movie recommendations by and about women and non-binary people based on users’ taste, identity, and how they want to feel. Then, using psychometric audience data and machine learning, we enable publishers and producers to find, engage with, and produce best-selling content for these audiences.

Our users are international and we’re en route to service major Hollywood studios and book publishers, and representatives from significant film and publishing organizations. We’re post-seed investment and we’re hiring a collection of folks to grow our company.

For our Editor-in-Chief, we’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who loves community building and has great attention to detail. The Editor-in-Chief is both our community instigator and an editor of all of our writing, which includes copy for our online matchmaker, reviews, interviews, and articles. They also assign both book and movie content to our global team to curate and review.

Narrative Muse is committed to working with and for people across the gender and sexuality spectrums, with varying disability experiences, and from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. We particularly encourage folks from marginalized groups to apply.

About the Role

  • Salary range: $30,000 - 40,000 NZD
  • Negotiable hours: 20-32 per week
  • Perk: Equity in the company
  • Location: Global applications welcome
  • Reporting to Chief Executive Officer

This is a part-time role with negotiable and flexible work hours. You’ll receive equity in the company as part of your remuneration package. Our growth plan sees this role expanding in salary and hours in the future however, we can discuss it remaining part-time if you'd prefer.

if you’re someone who’s excited by the idea of being part of an inclusion-focused team while redefining the entertainment world, we want to talk.

We’re looking for someone we can count on to:

  • Support, inspire, and expand our community of content curators and reviewers,
  • Support our editors,
  • Work directly with Narrative Muse reviewers and copywriters to first assign book and movie content and then edit the resulting reviews and matchmaker copy,
  • Work across teams to strategize what book and movie content to focus on,
  • Create processes and procedures to successfully manage our growing editorial team, and
  • Fill in the gaps by writing additional copy as necessary.

Within three months you will:

  • Develop internal relationships: Build supportive relationships with our curators, writers, reviewers, and editors.
  • Edit reviews and copy: Work with all internal writers and editors to both edit copy and ensure consistency of the Narrative Muse voice.
  • Supervise: Help manage volunteer editors as appropriate.
  • Promote inclusivity: Ensure Narrative Muse language is inclusive and follows our language guidelines across all our channels.
  • Write copy: Write and publish copy for the website as necessary.


Within a year you will:

  • Recruit: Find and engage new curators and writers from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Assign content: Evaluate our content gaps using our data, assign books and movies to writers and curators, and support the team to seek new and diverse stories.
  • Enable feedback: Encourage and support robust dialogue from within the editorial team to maintain our core values.
  • Evaluate team satisfaction: Assess our successes and failures in how we support our editorial and curatorial team and course-correct as appropriate.
  • Work with publishers, authors, and distributors: Develop direct relationships with book publishers, authors and movie distributors to support their needs and curate their content into our matchmaker.
  • Have significant impact: Make an impact on the number of people finding content by and about women and non-binary people.

We really want to meet you if you’re someone with:

  • Enthusiasm for the Narrative Muse mission and respect for our core values of Community, Inclusion, Openness, Respect, Authenticity, and Quality. This includes ensuring Narrative Muse spaces do not discriminate against or denigrate any group in any way.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to engage professionally with internal and external audiences at various levels.
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar.
  • Proven ability to multitask successfully and self-manage time.
  • Hands-on experience working with and supporting creatives to do their best work.
  • The joy and ability to guide and motivate team members.
  • 3 years or more experience in narrative or copy editing, OR strong writing skills with a variety of published samples and strong references for your leadership abilities.


Our part-time, flexible work hours will allow you to do something else. The compensation package is made up of both salary and equity in the company.


Narrative Muse commitment to inclusion

Narrative Muse is an equal opportunity organization committed to working with and for people across the gender and sexuality spectrums, with varying disability experiences, and from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. We value different perspectives and aim to create a team that reflects the diversity of the world around us and the diversity we want to see reflected on the screen and on the page. Candidates from marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

See our listing here: https://apply.workable.com/narrative-muse/j/A63520CA94/. Go to the bottom of the page and click 'Apply for this job'.

Note that although this listing says that the closing date is in December, we will begin interviewing from 29 November. If a candidate is found by this date, we will close applications early. We highly recommend that you submit your application as soon as you can. 

Also, note that applications are accepted throughout New Zealand.


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Narrative Muse

14 Nov 2019