Amplify Native American voices and raise awareness of Native Californians’ unique perspectives and experiences by editing an award-winning magazine and acquiring related book projects.

About us: Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. Through our magazine and twenty new books per year, we promote civic engagement and social justice, celebrate nature’s beauty, support California Indian cultural renewal, and explore the state’s rich history, culture, and influence. Founded in 1987, News from Native California is a quarterly print publication devoted to the vibrant cultures, arts, languages, histories, social justice movements, and stories of California’s diverse Indian peoples. We strive to preserve the cherished knowledge of an older generation, provide opportunities for a younger generation making a place for Indian ways in the modern world, and illuminate the beauty of Native cultures to all of California.

About you: You have the warmth, passion, sensitivity, skills, and vision to steward this area of focus. You are familiar and comfortable with California Indian communities, issues, and cultures, and able to embrace the wide cultural and geographic diversity of Native California. You are a talented writer and project manager with proven skills. You are excited to help grow the audience for a much-loved, thirty-seven-year-old publication and to foster book projects from its contents and community. You are well-organized and able to work independently. Journalism and/or publishing experience preferred. Experience as a fundraiser is a plus. Ideally you are Bay Area–based. We have flexibility about hours and in-office work (two days per week preferred).

About the position: This position is full-time and reports to the General Manager. There will be statewide travel and weekend and evening work for events. Health, dental, and vision benefits, along with access to a 401k included. Generous holiday, comp, and PTO policies. Salary range $60,000–$70,000, depending on experience. Starts immediately.

  • Acquire and manage two to four general-audience book projects per year, authored by Native Californians in the areas of creative nonfiction, history, memoir, and children’s books.
  • Serve as managing editor of the magazine, acquiring and editing content, overseeing production and printing, and attracting and coordinating advertising.
  • Develop, nurture, and manage community relationships and co-publishing partnerships.
  • Collaborate with development staff and publisher to raise funds to support program.
  • Steward a campaign to grow subscribership, utilizing in-hand grant funding and strategizing with staff and contractors.
  • Work within budgets and assist general manager in creating yearly budgets.
  • Represent Heyday at important California tribal events and conferences (approximately 4–6/year, equally divided between northern and southern California).
  • Supervise interns, freelancers, and grant-underwritten contributors.
  • Engage community via blog and social media platforms.

Please send cover letters and résumés to No phone calls, please. Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

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