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Announcement :: Media
Job Announcement: Arts Editor (volunteer + stipend)
14 Jun 2005
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Whats Up Magazine is a volunteer-written street magazine sold by homeless, transitionally employed, college students, youth, and more (anyone who wants to make money!). We seek to raise awareness of issues of peace & justice, community empowerment, social justice, anti-racism & anti-sexism through our magazine's content & programs.

* $200/month stipend
* Time commitment: approx 40 hours/month (including 1-2 evening meetings perweek).

Edit a section of articles each month about conscious art: for example -Conscious/radical hip-hop, political art, literature & books. Focus on anti-authoritarian, anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-empowerment (i.e. Social movement art), counter-cultural arts and arts from non-hegemonic cultures
(i.e. non-Western art). Manage/coordinate volunteer writers to identify topics to be covered and produce articles.

Please send a resume or list of relevant experience/qualifications to:
bens (at) . We'll be conducting interviews in about a week
or so...


Detailed description for Section Editor positions:

Whats Up editors are in leadership positions at the magazine, and are the primary point of contact for the volunteer staff and the community at large.
They are responsible for making sure volunteers understand Whats Up’s mission, writing guidelines, deadlines, and get any help they need with articles, illustrations, or any other editorial or design tasks. They are ultimately responsible for their respective sections.

Specific responsibilities:

* Keep an eye out for relevant story ideas and keep a personal file.
* Encourage volunteers to contribute their own ideas.
* Attend Wednesday night (6:30pm) meetings and run relevant portions of
meetings (brainstorm sessions, etc.).
* Maintain contact with writers during the editorial lead-time so we can offer assistance and remind them of deadlines.
* Encourage creativity and personal style in the writing for Whats Up.
* Hold writers to high journalistic standards befitting Whats Up, including proper research, calling all appropriate sources for quotes, covering different angles of each story and testing them against one another, and appropriate interview techniques and follow-up questions.
* Strive for diversity and relevance within each section.
* Meet at least once weekly with the editorial staff to provide and give feedback and help determine the direction of the magazine and shape of each
* Address specific issue needs by thinking of appropriate writers and soliciting them directly.
* Keep in touch with the Art Director regarding images for articles.
* Coordinate the editing and entering of corrections for all articles in your section with editorial assistants and other volunteers.
* Oversee official editorial assistants and interns.
* Prepare all articles for production on time, including selection of
possible pull quotes, writing headlines and bios, and formatting articles
for design.
* Meet with other editorial staff weekly to help decide on article placement
in the final design.
* Keep in touch with Production Manager during production regarding any
missing articles or information.
* Responsible for certain relevant post-production tasks.

Time commitment varies according to the needs of each issue, but falls quite heavily on the middle/end of each month. It’s up to the individual editor to determine a workable schedule and time commitment, though the total time is not expected to greatly exceed 40 hours per month.
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Re: Job Announcement: Arts Editor (volunteer + stipend)
14 Jun 2005
please take down all adds. Especially for liberal rags.