Shameless is hiring a volunteer arts editor!

May 10th, 2020     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

Shameless magazine, Canada’s independent, feminist voice for young women and trans youth, is hiring an arts 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 arts editor.

Job description:

  • Works with the editorial team to plan and assign the arts section

  • Assigns stories to writers and works directly with writers to shape stories

  • Plan internal submission deadlines for writers to ensure pieces are submitted in a timely manner

  • Edits stories

  • Occasionally represents the website and/or the magazine at events such as feminist zine fairs 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 (ie. managing deadlines) and an excellent communicator

  • Have lots of story ideas (contacts with writers and/or artists is a plus)

  • Be available for regular editorial meetings and occasional proofing sessions

  • 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 meetings are typically held during evenings and weekends.

Like all roles on this volunteer-run magazine, these positions are unpaid. Each volunteer staffperson receives a small honorarium per issue. (If you have ideas for how we can change that, then please get in touch!)

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. We have historically prioritized candidates in the Greater Toronto Area to better facilitate face-to-face meetings with magazine staff, but are open to working through other ways of working in order to welcome candidates from across Canada.

Please email a resume, a cover letter containing your ideas for the magazine/website, and three writing samples (published or unpublished) to talkingback@shamelessmag.com. The deadline for applications is Friday May 29, 2020. We’ll contact you if we’d like to set up an interview.

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