Jobs with the Mississippi Free Press

Calendar Editor
application period has closed

Calendar Editor

Winter/Spring 2023

The Mississippi Free Press, an award-winning nonprofit digital newsroom with national impact, run by the nonprofit Mississippi Journalism and Education Group, is seeking a part-time events calendar editor to join our diverse, cohesive and mutually supportive team. The women-founded Mississippi Free Press, named the Institute for Nonprofit News’ Startup of the Year in 2021, launched at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and immediately attracted widespread attention nationally and internationally for our mission-driven coverage of vital issues and stories.

MJEG/MFP is looking for a high-energy, organized person who loves writing and who, ideally, enjoys networking virtually and in person. The calendar editor will enter and verify event details for MFP’s new statewide online calendar. This includes reaching out to event promoters and venues throughout Mississippi to ensure we cover diverse and inclusive Mississippi events that our readers will want to know about around the state. The calendar editor will be comfortable making phone calls, and sending emails, social-media messages and texts for event updates.

The ideal candidate could assist the executive team with scheduling interviews for MFP Live and MFP VIP Club member events and help promote events and listings on social media. It is a plus but not required if you have event-planning experience to help support and lead small and large events throughout Mississippi.

The calendar position can be done remotely from inside Mississippi, although the calendar editor is expected to attend on-site staff meetings and training workshops, and is encouraged to work with the on-site team when possible or needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Willingness to use collaborative tools including Basecamp and Google Drive
  • Very organized and excellent time-management skills
  • Good proofreading skills
  • Excellent customer-service skills
  • Good communication by phone, in person and virtually
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to learn new technology
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Mississippi’s artistic and events landscape

  • Event-planning expertise

Pay rate: The job will start at 10 to 15 hours a week at $16 an hour. The role can expand as we grow.

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with your resume. Please include Calendar Editor in the subject line of your email

Note: If you are looking for more work hours and have the interest in and skills required for the Operations Assistant position (an on-site job in downtown Jackson), you are welcome to apply for both.

The Mississippi Journalism and Education Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status in any area of its operations.