As many of you know, I’m having a baby! It’s very exciting and scary and awesome. This blog has been my “baby” for the past five years, but I need some time to devote to the new “Little Milk” in my life. Therefore, I’ve decided that I am going to bring on a very part-time editorial assistant.

I’ve created a description of what I am looking for. Please read carefully before applying.

On a daily and weekly basis you will:

  • Communicate regularly with Editor via email, Skype, phone, and/or instant messenger
  • Contact potential companies and persons for columns, sponsorships, and features
  • Write and edit posts assigned by Editor as well as generate new ideas for posts
  • Help manage and maintain Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Assist Editor in promotion of website content
  • Other duties as assigned

You will have:

  • Knowledge of what’s going on in the design world
  • The ability to trend spot — find great post content & create original post content
  • Good writing skills, spelling and grasp of the English language
  • Blogging experience
  • Photo editing skills
  • Experience with Facebook and Twitter
  • A good Internet connection
  • Willingness to learn, eager, dedicated, and passionate
  • A professional demeanor but a good sense of humor
  • WordPress experience (a plus)
  • Knowledge of HTML (a plus)

What you will get out of this experience:

  • Experience in online publishing for a top design blog
  • Money!
  • Photo and link to your website(s) on our About page
  • Deeper knowledge and understanding of internet publishing
  • A super fun and crazy awesome time
  • Recommendation from the Editor


  • Travel to really cool places to do and see really cool things (travel is optional)
  • A flexible schedule, and you can work in your PJs from anywhere in the world (international applicants are welcome)
  • The opportunity to interview some very well-respected designers and artists
  • You will make tons of networking contacts

There is no location requirement for this position, but you must be able to devote some time during the week between 9 and 5 ET or PT.

Daily commitment: 1-2 hours (5-10 hours a week)

Term: 6-month commitment to start but this position could extend longer and become permanent. The Editorial Assistant will report to the Editor.

Pay: Hourly; based on experience

How to Apply: I am accepting applications via email only. Please do not message me on Twitter or Facebook to apply. Please send the following to info [at] with subject “Design Milk Editorial Assistant”:

  • Resume
  • A statement about why you are a good fit for Design Milk
  • A sample post that you think would be good for publication Design Milk
  • Links to any websites you have worked or currently work for
  • Anything that you think represents your work or experience related to design

Deadline for applications: August 20, 2011

I am no longer accepting applications at this time. Thank you to everyone who applied!