Mochi is run entirely by an incredible staff of volunteers, ranging from students to professionals, who believe in our mission. We are always looking to add to our editorial, business, and design teams. Our volunteer positions require anywhere from one to five hours a week, depending on our publishing schedule. We ask for a one-year commitment, especially in 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.

Application Process

To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume and responses to join@mochimag.com with the subject line indicating the role you are applying for (e.g. “Staff Writer Application”).

  • What does being Asian American mean to you?
  • Please describe any relevant experience you have had.
  • Why do you want to work for Mochi Magazine?
  • How did you find out about Mochi Magazine?
  • Editorial: If applying for a Staff Writer position, please pitch 3 story ideas. If applying for an Editor role, please pitch 4 story ideas – 2 features/interviews (any topic) and 2 stories relevant to the section you are applying for.

Open Positions

EDITORIAL TEAM: Beauty Editor

Mochi magazine is seeking a beauty editor to execute relevant story ideas for an Asian American audience. You love to experiment with new products, keep up with TikTok trends and Asian American influencers, and think deeply and critically about appropriation in beauty culture. Your role models include Michelle Le, editor-in-chief of Allure, and Kristina Rodulfo, Beauty Director of Women’s Health. The role entails pitching, writing and editing stories for the beauty section. The ideal candidate also is self-motivated, reliable and a skilled communicator, as this position requires working closely with staff writers and keeping track of articles within the Beauty section. 

Desired Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Love all things beauty-related
  • Critically analyze trends, current events, and beauty culture 
  • Prior experience as a writer; editing experience is preferred, but not required
  • Prior relationships with beauty PR contacts preferred, but not required
  • Assign beauty stories to staff writers during brainstorms and quarterly pitching period
  • Review beauty stories from guest writers on an ongoing basis
  • Edit beauty-related articles within a two-week window during each quarterly publication cycle
EDITORIAL TEAM: Junior Entertainment Editor

Mochi magazine is looking for an avid and outgoing Junior Entertainment Editor who binge-watches shows, keeps up with the latest television and movie releases, and places bets on best-dressed at each awards show. This person will write and produce content about the latest casting news, who wore what on the red carpet, and hot takes on Asian American culture and entertainment. The ideal candidate also is self-motivated, organized, and a skilled communicator, as this position requires working closely with our Entertainment Editor and social media team.  

Desired Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Previous writing experience
  • Familiarity and experience working with Asian American entertainment industry
  • Knowledge of prominent and up-and-coming Asian American entertainers
  • Experience producing social media content
EDITORIAL TEAM: Staff Writer

Mochi magazine is looking for staff writers to pitch and write stories on a regular basis throughout the year. The ideal candidate is passionate about the diverse experiences of Asian American women, in addition to current events, entertainment and news that affect our communities. Writers will have opportunities to brainstorm ideas, receive editorial mentorship and write articles for quarterly issues and ongoing columns. 

Desired Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Previous writing experience
  • Strong interview, research and writing skills
  • Time commitment: Staff writers will plan for and write articles over a three-week window during each quarterly publication cycle; the time commitment will vary depending on how many articles the writer is assigned to
EDITORIAL TEAM: Copy Editor

Mochi magazine is seeking a copy editor who will proofread stories for grammar and fact-check for content accuracy. You notice every typo and incorrect use of punctuation whenever you read the newspaper; you can spin gold from awkward syntax; and yet, you understand how to preserve the integrity of the writer’s voice and perspective. Copy editors also are welcome to attend editorial meetings to pitch and write for each issue.  

Desired Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • A sharp eye and extensive knowledge of English grammar and AP style
  • Must work approximately 4-6 hours/week during a two-week window during each quarterly publication cycle, as well as occasionally in between issues as needs arise
  • Thrive on deadlines and be able to manage quick turnarounds
  • Prior copy editing experience is a plus, but not a requirement
SOCIAL TEAM: Social Media Coordinator

Mochi Magazine is seeking a Social Media Coordinator to help run our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn). The Social Media Coordinator writes copy to promote Mochi’s articles and blog posts, engages with our audiences on each platform, schedules posts, and shares relevant content that would be of interest to Asian American young women and nonbinary people. The Social Media Coordinator will work closely with our Social Media Managers and Marketing Designers on content creation and strategy. The ideal candidate has prior social media experience and keeps up with social media trends.

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of SEO and social media platforms
  • Experience or interest in creating meaningful content for Asian American young women and nonbinary people
  • Experience or interest in increasing engagement on each platform
  • Bonus: Experience with analytics reporting and setting KPIs
To apply, please email marketing@mochimag.com.
    BUSINESS TEAM: College Ambassador

    Mochi magazine’s Campus Ambassador Program offers leadership opportunities for college students who are interested in representing Mochi on their campuses. This volunteer position is a unique opportunity to understand how a digital publisher operates by gaining experience in the marketing and editorial fields. Campus Ambassadors bring and maintain visibility of Mochi magazine in their campus and personal networks, as well as contribute content. 

    What are the benefits of joining?

    • Gain experience in how to grow a digital publication and nonprofit organization

    • Work with a Mochi staff mentor on personal development, projects or goals

    • Contribute to Mochi’s marketing efforts (e.g., social media campaigns) and editorial calendar

    • Develop recruitment skills

    • Become a member of Mochi’s close-knit community

    • Work to increase Asian American women’s media representation

    How do I become a Campus Ambassador?

    Qualifications:

    • Must be an enrolled college student

    • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills

    • Exhibit leadership, dependability and enthusiasm for Mochi’s mission

    • Show initiative and ability to independently work on personal projects

    Expected weekly commitment: 1-3 hours

    Duration: The ambassadorship will be run according to general semester durations in the Spring and Fall, lasting a minimum of one semester, with the possibility of continuing. We also hold sessions in the summer. Applications are due four weeks prior to the start of a session. 

    2021 schedule:
    Spring: January 11- April 17 (application deadline: December 13, 2020)
    Summer: May 15- August 20 (application deadline: April 11, 2021)
    Fall: Sept 12- December 17 (application deadline: August 14, 2021)

    How to Apply
    Email a resume and cover letter to carolekau@mochimag.com. Cover letter should include 2-3 article ideas you may be interested in writing about (writing samples are not necessary, but feel free to send samples if available).