News: fS seeks Managing Editor

2011-08-23 12:46:PM ago by laurie.anne.fuhr

Could you be the right person for the job?

Managing Ed's note: I've been Managing Editor of filling Station for 3 years, and it's been wonderful; the opportunities inherent in the position have taught me so much. But I'm ready to move to the Board and help from there. So, it's someone else's turn! Please help spread the word about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. -- Laurie

filling Station Publications Society is a 100% volunteer-run, registered non-profit supporting emerging writers by publishing filling Station Magazine and through outreach activities. filling Station Magazine has been publishing for 16 years in 2011 and recently published its 50th issue. It publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, and interviews, and features one visual artist per issue. filling Station is distributed nationally through Magazines Canada.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Managing Editor to lead filling Station's Collective in publishing and outreach activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be a fair manager who will seek input whenever possible from his or her Collective regarding publishing and other decisions. He or she will accept guidance from the Board, ensuring designated process and policies are followed which make filling Station a truly Collective-run organization. The candidate is a genuinely social person capable of building inroads between communities, of running monthly volunteer meetings and annual AGMs with confidence, and of effectively recruiting and managing volunteers. He or she will have proven administrative skills in order to keep filling Station organized, and is very familiar with Word and Excel; knowledge of Quickbooks is an asset. Editing experience is a definite asset as the candidate will be responsible for assembling content for, editing, and proofreading three issues of filling Station per year. Grant writing is also an asset as the candidate will cooperate in preparation of operating grants and may seek additional funding for projects through available project grants. Events management experience is desirable. Ability to use Photoshop is also an asset. The candidate will be a creative writer and a great communicator able to rally support via email and social media from volunteers. As ombudsman for filling Station and for the spirit of encouraging emerging writers, your outlook is one of contagious positivity and belief in the cause.
A post secondary degree in a related field is an asset but not a necessity. However, proof of personal investment and interest in fiction and/or poetry is required.

This is an unpaid volunteer position, although compensation is possible if additional funding is successfully sought and obtained by the candidate. Education in the field of magazine publishing through attendance at workshops and conferences, mentorship opportunities, and by hands-on work with the magazine can help the right candidate grow into the role, and also add considerably to their resume, making them employable with larger magazines in future. It is an excellent opportunity for a writer who wants to contribute actively to both the Calgary literary community and to the development of Canadian literature. The candidate will have opportunity to mentor with the current Managing Editor before assuming the role, and will continue to receive guidance when needed for a period of one year.

To apply, please send your employment resume, your creative CV, 3 references, and writing samples showing your ability to write both for business and pleasure to:

Laurie Fuhr, Managing Editor - mgmt@fillingstation.ca
AND
Colin Martin, Board President - colinmart@gmail.com

Job competition closes October 1st. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Candidates must reside in Calgary.

 

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