Shameless is looking for a new reviews editor!
Illustration: Erin McPhee
Shameless magazine, a Canadian, independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is looking for a volunteer reviews editor. 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 new reviews editor.
This is an editorial position.
• Works with the editorial team to plan and assign the reviews section
• Assigns stories to writers and works directly with writers to shape stories
• Liaise with publishers and music labels to obtain materials for reviews
• Edits stories
• Occasionally represents the website and/or the magazine at events such as Canzine and Word on the Street
The ideal candidate will:
• Have an understanding of and commitment to Shameless’s mandate
• Have excellent writing and editing skills
• Be super organized and an excellent communicator
• Have lots of story ideas (contacts with writers is a plus)
• Be available for regular editorial meetings
• Work well with a team
We are looking for people who work well collaboratively, who have a good sense of Shameless’s editorial vision, who are committed to anti-racist feminist politics, who have editorial experience, and who are excellent communicators and work well over email (Shameless has no office).
All positions are part-time, requiring 5-10 hours per week, depending on the production cycle of the magazine. Most people who work on the magazine do so outside of regular business hours, and in-person meetings are held on weekends.
Like all roles on this volunteer-run magazine, these positions are unpaid. All staff members receive a $50 honouraria per issue, and we supply food for in-person meetings.
We strongly encourage applications from women and trans people of colour and Indigenous women and trans people, queer and gender-queer folks, 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email a resume, a cover letter containing your ideas for the magazine/website, and three writing samples (published or unpublished) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Monday March 5th. We’ll contact you if we’d like to set up an interview.