We’re looking for a new member of our team – is it you?
The communications and engagement manager will help us circulate and promote the work we publish with our established audience and connect with new readers. You will be using your social media skills, alongside your communications strategizing, to help GUTS expand our public presence. As an editorial team, we are committed to publishing accessible, engaging, and bold feminist work by new and emerging writers, and we need your help to get this work to a wider audience. If this is up your alley, please apply!
Hours: approximately 5-7.5 hours per week
Compensation: $500 honorarium per month
Length of contract: August 15-December 15 (with possibility of 1 year extension).
[Please note: this is a volunteer position with a paid honorarium]
Roles and responsibilities:
- Work with us to expand and implement our social media strategy; this includes publicizing both recently published and, when appropriate, archival pieces on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tinyletter, email, and Instagram; and creating and overseeing contests and promotions to help connect with new readers
- Respond to messages and emails from readers and other groups
- Help improve our SEO strategy
- Engage and expand the GUTS network (including readers, contributors, and organizations that share our goals)
- Curate Sunday Links once a month
Preferred requirements, interest, and experience
- Experience in communications, especially in social media management and promotions
- Familiar with GUTS’ mandate and goals, previously published issues, and blog content
- Comfortable contributing to group conversations and working independently
- Experience in writing, publishing, and/or editing are all considered assets
- Access to personal computer and reliable internet access is a must
- Available for weekday evening meetings, either by phone or teleconference tool
GUTS is a digital, volunteer-run feminist magazine and blog. Our biannual magazine publishes literary essays and reviews, long-form journalism, interviews, fiction, and new media to further feminist discourse, criticism, and community engagement in Canada.
GUTS welcomes applications from everyone, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from women of colour, Black women, Indigenous women, trans or non-binary people, disabled people, members of the queer community, and members of underrepresented communities. As a primarily volunteer-driven project, we make significant efforts to accommodate our editors’, writers’, and staff members’ different needs and aim to make our online workspace as accessible as possible.
Send us a letter introducing yourself and describing how you would help GUTS improve our public presence, along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10th. We can’t wait to hear from you!
If you have any questions about the application process, please be in touch at email@example.com.