Mochi

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Mochi is run entirely by an incredible staff of volunteers who believe in our mission, ranging from college students to recent grads in the workforce. We are always looking to add to our team with editors, writers, designers, marketing representatives, and more. The volunteer positions require anywhere from one to five hours a month, depending on our publishing schedule. We ask for a one-year commitment, especially in the more senior roles, though exceptions can be made. Mochi does not have an office space, so most communication takes place online. We welcome all applications, and selected applicants will interview with a Mochi representative. All applications should be sent to join@mochimag.com.

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Meet our Current Mochi Team Members

Malia Griggs

“I found Mochi through an Ed2010 posting for a Blog Editor and was intrigued. An online site for Asian American teen girls?? Where was this when I was 16? Through Mochi, I met many talented women who are passionate about a spectrum of issues girls face—from relationships to fashion to politics. And getting this writing and web experience was great for when I applied for jobs later at Cosmo and the website for The Colbert Report.”

Tiffany Ayuda

“I met Stephanie Wu, our editor-in-chief and co-founder, at an event the summer after I graduated college. Steph and I connected really well and she told me about Mochi. Growing up, there wasn't a magazine or online publication that spoke to Asian American teens and their struggle to combine the two cultures. Mochi is that magazine, and I wanted to be a part of its mission. What I like most about Mochi is being part of a strong community of successful and ambitious young women who are making a difference. Our staff comes from various career backgrounds and interests, and coming together to share our ideas and put out a great issue every season is the most rewarding experience.”

Maggie Hsu

Entrepreneur
“I started Mochi because of a girl named Rayne. In high school, I joined a big sib program for adopted children from Asia. I quickly realized that girls like Rayne didn’t have traditional support systems and needed a community of other Asian American “sisters” with which to explore their heritage. I met Rayne when she was 4 and cannot believe that she herself is in high school today!”

Tiffany Hu

Creative Director
“As an avid magazine reader, I always noticed the lack of of Asian American females as models and writers. When I discovered Mochi Magazine, I was thrilled to see that it was a publication both for Asian American females and by Asian American females, and knew I had to get involved somehow. I love the community of strong Asian American women on staff. Our brainstorm sessions before each issue is when we all really come together and work as a team. The diversity and talents each individual brings to the table is what makes Mochi Magazine.”
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Open Positions

Editorial

West Coast Editor +

Mochi Magazine is looking for a West Coast editor to be the point person for its west coast staffers and editors. This person is creative in connecting Mochi members in the West Coast, whether through events, newsletters, or your own ideas. The ideal candidate will represent the magazine at press events, interview celebrities, and keep a pulse on the Asian merican entertainment scene. The West Coast editor will oversee other west coast staff members and editors.

Requirements:

  • Preferably based in LA or Bay Area
  • Must have previous experience with WordPress
  • Background in journalism preferred
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, with ability to work independently
  • Advanced knowledge of global & local trends in fashion, beauty, entertainment, & technology
  • Must be obsessed with pop culture and news on Asian Americans in the media
  • Must pitch, write, and edit stories for the entertainment section
  • Should be able to provide their own transportation to events in the Los Angeles area
  • Terrific contacts in above categories preferred

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 story ideas, ideally relevant to the section you are applying for.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?
Web Editor +

Mochi Magazine is looking for a web editor to proofread, edit, and clarify web content of the magazine. This person will help finalize layouts for upcoming issues and monitor blog articles. The ideal candidate is keen eye for detail and can complete their designated tasks in a timely manner. Our web editor will be working closely with the creative director and senior web designer.

Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Familiarity with responsive web design
  • Ability to monitor and analyze website problems
  • Knowledge of a current and emerging technologies and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator preferred

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 web based editing ideas, ideally relevant to your working style.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?
Nutrition Editor +

Mochi Magazine is seeking an editor to help write, edit, and produce content for its health, beauty, and fitness verticals of the site. This person should also be on top of relevant health news concerning the young Asian American audience. This editor will feature story ideas about food, profiles from local and upcoming chefs, nutritionists, and foodies, as well as write delicious and easy recipes for readers to try. The ideal candidate has experience with health writing, is obsessed with anything related to nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and fitness, and has a working knowledge or passion for health foods.

Requirements:

  • Must be familiar with WordPress
  • Familiarity of well-known health experts, doctors, nutritionists, and fitness coaches
  • Able to search credible health and medical publications, including Pub Med
  • Must be tracking the latest health trends and crazes and fad diets
  • Read various relevant blogs and newspapers on a daily basis

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, 2-3 short clips, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 story ideas, ideally relevant to the section you are applying for.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?
Fashion Market Editor +

Mochi Magazine is seeking a fashion market editor (must be based in New York or be able to travel to New York frequently) to source products for fashion shoots and cover fashion trends. The ideal candidate is obsessed with Style.com, has an eye for the latest trends, and can translate these trends to a young Asian American audience.

Requirements:
  • Must love fashion and spotting new trends.
  • Must pitch photo shoot ideas and pull clothing and accessories for shoots.
  • Must schedule and attend market appointments with New York City showrooms.
  • Prior relationships with PR and showroom contacts a plus, but not required.
Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, 2-3 short clips, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 story ideas, ideally relevant to the section you are applying for.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?

Creative

Social Media Coordinator +

Social Media Coordinator

Mochi Magazine is seeking a social media coordinator to post daily to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. The coordinator’s role will assist in quarterly magazine issue promotion, including writing metadata/SEO and social posts for each issue’s stories. This staff member will also develop special seasonal promotions and ideas for lesser used platforms, including Pinterest, Tumblr, etc, as well as monitor social channels and be the face of Mochi as they interact with follows. The ideal candidate should have prior experience through a previous or current position and is one of the first to know about new social media trends.

Requirements:
- Must be familiar with WordPress
- Experience in gathering and analyzing social media data
- Must have working knowledge of SEO and social media platforms
- Understand what catches the attention of social media user

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send your resume, 2-3 samples of your work, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

1. Which position are you applying for?
2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
3. What do you like about Mochi’s current layout, and what would you change?
4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?

Graphic Designer +

Mochi Magazine is looking for a graphic designer who is passionate in integrating their work with an Asian American women’s interest magazine. This person will execute projects mainly for the Mochi website, but should be flexible to work on any other non-web based graphic projects as well. The ideal candidate should be passionate in growing their experience as a graphic designer and aims to bring ideas that will bring a positive impact to the magazine. Our graphic designer will work closely with the creative director and art director.

Requirements:

  • Advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML/CSS
  • Preferably graduated from or enrolled in graphic design program
  • Knowledge and experience in print and digital design
  • Ability to work independently and deliver designs in a timely manner

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 graphic design ideas, ideally relevant to how you would work on these projects.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?
Photo Editor +

Mochi Magazine is looking for an enthusiastic photo editor to assist in photography projects and other creative tasks. Tasks include shooting photo illustrations and products for stories, and then uploading images to our website. The ideal candidate should be passionate in taking photos and having a keen eye to create the perfect image. Our photo editor will be expected to work closely with our creative director and other staff photographers.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop or other photo editing software
  • Experience in planning and executing photoshoots
  • Have access to lightboxes and other photo equipment
  • Must be based in the greater NY or greater LA regions.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter answering the following questions to join@mochimag.com.

  1. Which position are you applying for?
  2. Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  3. Please pitch 3 photography ideas, ideally relevant where you pride your work in.
  4. Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  5. How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?