Work at Heyday

Thank you for your interest in working at Heyday. We are currently hiring for the following position:

Nature Editor

An essential pillar of Heyday’s publishing program is its celebration of California’s natural history and environmental riches. Heyday has a long history of working closely with leading environmental organizations and writers to bring incisive, even stirring, books about California’s natural history to the widest possible readership.

Heyday seeks to fill this post with a candidate with strong editorial and grants-writing experience and skills and who moreover possesses the zest and vision to head this program. Based in Berkeley, this full-time position will report to Heyday’s Executive Director and Publisher.


The Nature Editor will:

Work closely with the Editorial Director and other staff to acquire and manage a slate of nature titles;

Develop, nurture, and manage co-publishing partnerships to enhance the nature program;

Collaborate with development staff and the Executive Director to raise funds for the nature program;

Represent Heyday at important California natural history and environmental conferences and events;

Build a rich network of writers, artists, activists, and others that can enhance Heyday as a lively center of environmental and natural history activism that deepens public awareness and debate.


The successful candidate will be:

  • Well-organized and able to work independently, while at the same time exhibiting a sense of teamwork.
  • Familiar with California’s environment and natural history.
  • An experienced editor and project manager.
  • Adept at raising funds.
  • Able to attend occasional evening events and to travel, sometimes on weekends.


Intended start date: spring 2018. Heyday benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, and a savings 401K plan.

Please submit your résumé, a cover letter, and three references to Gayle Wattawa, Editorial Director, No phone calls, please.

Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and we 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.