We're Hiring a Head of Cosmos Summit, Content & Editorial Assistant, and Online Community Ambassadors!

The Cosmos is hiring an event producer to be the Head of Cosmos Summit!

Reporting to: CEO, COO

Role is paid.

We’re looking for an experienced event producer who will lead all aspects of The Cosmos Summit. We’re especially keen to work with someone who loves both the creative and the logistics and can turn a vision into a real-life operation. We want to hear from you if you’ve produced events with at least 500 people in attendance, preferably in New York! If this is you, keep reading!

What You Bring to the Table

  • You want to bring The Cosmos Summit to life  

  • You love the idea of managing and overseeing all sponsor production related events and activations ranging from VIP experiences to the Summit itself

  • You have experience working with in-kind and paid sponsors

  • You love organization. You wield Excel spreadsheets and project planners like nunchucks

  • You can read a scale floorplan and intuitively understand the ideal flow for the Summit. You can manage CAD drawings and specs

  • You read and write AV. You can manage stage programming and speakers.

  • You can manage event insurance needs ranging from COIs from partners and vendors

  • You can manage a project plan with milestones to track progress

  • You can manage budgets and ensure we stay within budget. Your third language is Excel.

  • You have experience working with freelance producers and volunteers for events.

  • You have a healthy ability to multi-task and keep ships moving during high tide.

  • You want to get your hands dirty!!!

  • You can: source vendors, gather quotes for materials and tents, vet quotes, communicate with vendors and ensure accountability

  • You have experience working with a creative team on translating designs to execution.

  • On Site Coordination and all things load-in & load-out are second nature to you.

What You Love in a Team

  • Autonomy to lead your own path and creative vision!

  • Transparency, openness, and honesty - there is no hierarchy and everyone’s ideas/opinions are valued.

  • COMPASSION & HUMANITY

  • An opportunity to be part of our journey to building the first national (someday, global!) community dedicated to Asian women

  • Supportive Asian women team members who champion you and operate like chosen family

  • Power to influence the experience design of a fast-growing community!

  • Dad jokes and other gif-oriented humor!!!

To Apply

Please send to cassandra@jointhecosmos.com with Subject Line: [APPLICATION] FOR HEAD OF COSMOS SUMMIT.

(1) 1 paragraph about yourself (think less LinkedIn bio and more real talk with a new friend) and why you want to work on Cosmos Summit

(2) online portfolio of past event production experiences (website, PDF, etc works)

(3) your availability and schedule from May - August 2019


The Cosmos is hiring Online Community Ambassadors!

Reporting to: COO

We’re looking for Online Community Ambassadors to help nourish, support, and grow a healthy, engaged, safe space for Cosmos women. Over 1k+ women are meeting and learning from one another in our community today. You’ll be joining our class of 21 IRL City Ambassadors for a year-long fellowship experience where you will learn firsthand how to build a community of strong, empowered, supportive Asian women.  

What You Bring to the Table (and what you’ll be doing!)

  • You are an active member of The Cosmos online community today!

  • We’d love this but it’s not going to count against you if not: You have experience managing at least one online community >1k+ members.  

  • You are familiar with Slack as a platform for the community. You’re comfortable learning and growing in your expertise with Slack.

  • You understand and are passionate about developing safe, non-toxic online communities.

  • You’re excited to develop “programming” for the online community (#AMAs, etc) and have ideas you want to try. You love metrics and can measure the success of said experiments to learn more! Iteration feels natural to you.

  • You are comfortable running experiments, measuring engagement, and navigating the unknowns of building a new community.

  • You build communities with principles and empathy for each member.  

  • You can speak to the importance of diversity and inclusion of the various backgrounds and communication styles in a community.

What You Love in a Team

  • Autonomy to lead your own path and creative vision!

  • Transparency, openness, and honesty - there is no hierarchy and everyone’s ideas/opinions are valued.

  • Working with creative, editorial

  • COMPASSION & HUMANITY

  • An opportunity to be part of our journey to building the first national (someday, global!) community dedicated to Asian women

  • Supportive Asian women team members who champion you and operate like chosen family

  • Power to influence the experience design of a fast-growing community!

  • Dad jokes and other gif-oriented humor!!!

To Apply

Please send to karen@jointhecosmos.com with Subject Line: [APPLICATION] FOR ONLINE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR

(1) Share a personal story that has shaped your understanding of community and your philosophy around being an online community ambassador.

(2) Please share a screenshot of an online conversation you’ve moderated or taken part of that’s influenced how you think about online communities.

Deadline: May 17, 2019


The Cosmos is hiring a Content & Editorial Assistant.

Reporting to: Editorial Director (Amy Wang-Hoyer)

The Cosmos is looking for a smart, curious, and energetic content & editorial assistant to join the team. You'll collaborate with our editorial & content director to bring story ideas to life through The Cosmos' newsletter and blog. You'll write stories and conduct interviews with members and thought leaders in the Asian community. You'll also offer support with marketing and sourcing newsletter graphics, as needed.

What You Bring To The Table

  • Strong writing skills with 1-3 years of experience in online editorial

  • Avid reader of all things related to The Cosmos' community of Asian women, including topics on health, money, politics, style, and pop culture

  • Copywriting and copyediting experience is a bonus!

What You Love in a Work Environment

  • Autonomy to lead your own path and creative vision!

  • Transparency, openness, and honesty - there is no hierarchy and everyone’s ideas/opinions are valued

  • COMPASSION & HUMANITY

  • An opportunity to be part of our journey to building the first national (someday, global!) community dedicated to Asian women

  • Supportive Asian women team members who champion you and operate like chosen family

  • Power to influence the editorial voice of a fast-growing community

  • Dad jokes and other gif-oriented humor!!!


To Apply

Please send to amy@jointhecosmos.com with Subject Line: [THE COSMOS] APPLYING FOR CONTENT & EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

(1) a <200-word pitch for a piece you’d like to write/produce for The Cosmos  

(2) online portfolio, blog posts, or other writing samples

Deadline: May 17, 2019



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We talked to 200 Asian women about their work and salary — here’s what we found
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Not only are Asian women the least likely to be promoted to leadership positions, but we make only 85 cents for every dollar that white men earn. When you dig further into the data, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander women make, on average, the least — as low as 38 cents for every dollar that white men earn — causing them to face some of the highest wage gaps compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

We also have to deal with the model minority myth, infantilization, racism, and sexism at our jobs. It’s called the bamboo glass ceiling (yeah, we cringe at the name too), and the more you read about it, the harder it is not to see how these stereotypes and generalizations about Asian women affect our pay, job opportunities, and overall career.


Here’s what else you should know:

As the results started to roll in, we also came to realize that there were some questions that we could’ve written to be more specific. It’s important to note our question about whether one holds a full-time or part-time job could be interpreted differently by surveyors who feel they are full-time or part-time freelancers and contractors. We also had non-profit as an industry option, when non-profit can span many different industries. Because of that, we’re not including an industry breakdown in our data until our updated survey launches.

To start talking about these issues and encourage transparency about work and pay within our community, we surveyed over 200+ Asian women including femmes, queers, womxn, transgenders, and gender non-binaries. Those surveyed were mainly between the ages of 18 to 34 years old, with less than 10% being 35 to 55 years old or older. Racial and ethnic identities ranged from mainly Chinese, Multi-ethnic, Korean, Filipino, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese with only 6% who identified as Indian, Japanese, Hmong, Mien, Pakistani, or Thai. Job titles varied anywhere from office managers, production designers, and software engineers, to name a few, with a majority surveyed working in tech, marketing, art and design, and healthcare.


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