News: filling Station is Hiring

2014-03-07 16:05:PM ago by paul.zits

Seeking 3 Fantastic People for 3 Vital Roles with the Magazine

filling Station currently has openings in the following positions: Art Editor, Digital Editor & Events Coordinator.

For more information on each of these roles, please see below.

Art Editor 

The Art Editor is ultimately responsible for the art content of the magazine. The position encompasses a number of duties, including the following:


First view vetting of submissions according to magazine mandate and guidelines

Soliciting art, when appropriate, from artists

Directing a collective of volunteers

Disseminating promising art submissions to collective members, either in person or via email

Moderating discussions of submissions at monthly collective meetings

Choosing which art pieces should be published in the magazine

Sending acceptance and rejection letters

Liaising with artists once their pieces are accepted


Qualifications for the Art Editor role include, but are not limited to:


Knowledge of a wide array of artistic forms, such as painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, printmaking, and graphic literature

Contacts in the art community

Leadership skills

Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Organizational skills

A meticulous eye for detail

A self-starting personality

Ability to work independently with little supervision

Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment

Professionalism required to be an ambassador for filling Station


Digital Editor

The Digital Editor is ultimately responsible for the web presence of the magazine. The position encompasses a number of duties, including the following:


Collect, edit, and publish new blog posts

Write blog posts as necessary, and recruit filling Station volunteers to blog

Post notifications of new blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media

Utilize social media to promote the magazine, our presence in the literary community, and our events

Input content information from past issues of filling Station into the online archive

Contact past contributors to gather current biographical information

Make sure the website is working to promote the best interests of the magazine and those involved with it

Work with the website company to facilitate any changes to the filling Station website that become necessary

Attend monthly filling Station meetings.


Qualifications for the Art Editor role include, but are not limited to: 


Knowledge in communications, writing, copyediting, news writing, digital media, and marketing

A strong familiarity with content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Tumblr, as well as basic CSS and HTML

Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is encouraged

Above all, the editor must possess the ability to lead a team toward the creation of meaningful, quality content 


Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is ultimately responsible for the planning, production and administration of all filling Station events.

The position encompasses a number of duties, including the following:


Book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and equipment as needed for a variety of filling Station events

Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help make decisions about event possibilities

Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process

Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters

Assist with managing events on-site

Lead a team of volunteers to assist with all aspect of event coordination

Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting


Qualifications for the Events Coordinator role include, but are not limited to:


Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking

Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers

Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism

Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision

Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality


Each of the above positions are volunteer roles. Please take note that each of the above competitions close on March 31, 2014.


For inquiries or to apply, please contact the Managing Editor at

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