We have a new opening for two volunteer positions: Editor-in-Chief and Art Editor. 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 August 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.
Art Editor (Posted September 20, applications due November 1)
Each month, VC features a visual artist of various mediums and uses their art throughout the issue and in social media publicity materials. The Art Editor is responsible for seeking out artists to feature as well as conducting interviews with the artist for publication.
To apply, please send the following to Bob at email@example.com with ART EDITOR 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 any prior experience with literary journals, and an explanation of your interest in joining the VC team.
> a quick list of 3 to 5 artists that you’re excited about right now with links to their social media.