Shameless is looking for a new reviews editor!

February 20th, 2018     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

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.

Job description:

• 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email a resume, a cover letter containing your ideas for the magazine/website, and three writing samples (published or unpublished) to The deadline for applications is Monday March 5th. We’ll contact you if we’d like to set up an interview.

Tags: music, review, shameless

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