We have a new opening for one volunteer position: Editor-in-Chief. See below for application details. Please note: all staff positions are volunteer and are thus unpaid. All positions are also virtual/remote.
Editor-in-Chief (Posted 8/23, applications due September 30)
The Editor-in-Chief will begin work with VC in October/November following the publication of Issue 64. This is meant to be a long-term position, so please plan on committing for at least one year, if not longer.
This is primarily a organizational and management role, overseeing the publication process and ensuring the journal’s various components run smoothly. The position requires approximately 10 hours a month. While the EIC should expect to spend some time commitment each week, the busiest times will be the week leading up to each new issue.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for:
> Copy editing pieces and publishing them to WordPress site
> Creating promotional materials
> Organizing publication calendar and communicating with VC team
> Interviewing and onboarding new team members.
> Managing the VC email account
Some things we’d like to see from applicants:
> Previous experience with a small online journal
> Experience with WordPress and Canva
> Enthusiasm for small independent presses and writers outside the literary mainstream
> A commitment to supporting the work of artists and writers from marginalized communities
To apply, please send the following to Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org with EDITOR-IN-CHIEF APPPLICATION in the subject line:
> a résumé
> a brief cover letter (1-2 paragraphs) that includes the following: an introduction to yourself, an overview of your prior experience with literary journals, and an explanation of your interest in joining the VC team.
> a quick list of 3 to 5 writers, poems, essays, books, etc. that you’re excited about right now.