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Shameless is hiring!

August 30th, 2011     by Team Shameless     Comments

Shameless magazine, a Canadian independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring a Web Co-Director, Content Manager. Are you devoted to grassroots publishing? Do you have a commitment to anti-oppression and inclusive feminist politics? Do you have some time to volunteer and a vision for Shameless? Then we need you.

We are looking for a smart, sassy, shameless person to work as our Web Co-Director, Content Manager. Read on to find out what we’re looking for…

Duties: * Work with Web Co-Director, Blog and Community Manager to fill content on Shameless’s website * Collaborate with Shameless editors to brainstorm web features * Generate story ideas for the website and work with writers to brainstorm and edit pieces * Develop multimedia content for website including audio and video stories * Create photo slideshows * Upload content and update skyboxes on the website’s front page (work with Publisher on ads for site) * Communicate with webmaster regarding bugs, problems * Attend editorial meetings and Shameless events (including representing Shameless at community events, tabling)

Our ideal candidate possesses: * Web skills such as photo editing, some HTML, some audio/video capabilities * Editorial skills: familiarity with writing for the web and story construction * Experience working with volunteers * Experience with simple audio and video software * Familiarity with Shameless’s mandate and policies

We are looking for someone who is a motivated, deadline-driven, self-sufficient, problem-solver. We also require someone who works well over email (Shameless has no office).

Like all roles on this volunteer-run magazine, this position is unpaid (if you have ideas for how we can change that, then please get in touch!) and requires 5-10 hours per week. Most people who work on the magazine do so outside of regular business hours, and meetings will likely be held during evenings and weekends.

We strongly encourage applications from women and trans people of colour, First Nations/Indigenous women and trans people and those with experience with anti-racist feminist politics and/or anti-racist feminist organizations. Preference will be given to residents of the Greater Toronto Area to facilitate face-to-face meetings with magazine staff.

Please email a resume, a short cover letter containing your ideas for the website, and two writing samples (published or unpublished) to jo@shamelessmag.com. The deadline for applications is Monday, September 19. We’ll contact you if we’d like to set up an interview.

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