Soliloquies 18 Call for Editors

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Attention Concordia undergrads! Soliloquies is looking for people to fill the following positions on our Editorial Committee for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year:

Online Editors (x2)

The Online Editors will be expected to actively produce content while upholding the values of the publication as specified in the mandate. Duties will include conducting interviews with contributors, pitching articles and producing multi-media content for soliloquies.ca. Knowledge of basic CMS and experience with social media are assets. Our Online Editors must be a dedicated team, willing to focus their efforts on generating an online presence and increasing our reach.

Associate Editors (Poetry and Fiction x2)

The Associate Editors will be expected to assist in the curation, editing and publication of the journal as a whole. Duties will include reading and selecting submissions (according to area of expertise) for publication, working with contributors to prepare their work for print and actively participating in editorial meetings. A thorough knowledge of the Canadian and Montreal literary scene, in addition to strong editing skills, are assets. The Associate Editors will be expected to work within tight deadlines, independently, and to help with various other tasks in order to ensure the smooth operation of the publication.

Managing Editor

The Managing Editor will be responsible for overseeing basic tasks and for organizing the financial aspects of the journal. They will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the smooth operation of the publication from beginning to end. Basic accounting skills and previous experience are assets, however not necessary. Anyone willing to learn about the publishing process is a welcome candidate.

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will work closely with our Creative Director to help develop the visual appearance of the publication. They will also be involved in the design of the website and various promotional materials. This position does not necessarily have to be filled by an English Literature or Creative Writing student, but it is preferred. Previous design experience is an asset. We are looking for someone to bring a fresh perspective to the publication, while working collaboratively with the Creative Director to create a cohesive image of the journal.

Please apply if you are beginning or mid-way through your undergraduate degree. Soliloquies is Concordia University's undergraduate literary journal. We publish poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, drama and visual art bi-annually online and in print. Volunteering at Soliloquies will give you valuable editing, publishing or design experience along with the opportunity to work collaboratively with an editorial committee and to help publish and promote writers and artists on an international level. At Soliloquies, we place an emphasis on individual creativity and artistic expression. Our mission is to provide the student body with experience, while representing the talented group of emerging writers in Montreal and elsewhere.

We are looking for individuals with a confident taste in literature who are able to take initiative, work independently and meet deadlines. Previous experience is an asset, but not required. We will only be accepting applications from students enrolled in an English Literature and/or Creative Writing program unless otherwise specified in the job description. If you have knowledge of the Canadian and Montreal literary scene, strong editing skills and a desire to learn, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to soliloquies.concordia@gmail.com by September 14th, 2013

Anyone who is interested in becoming a part of the Soliloquies team can also apply to our volunteer committee. We are looking for students interested in event planning, fundraising and marketing to join us as we launch the new academic year with a special initiative. This committee is perfect for those who do not have space in their schedules for a huge time commitment, or anyone who just wants to get involved. Volunteering with us will give you valuable networking opportunities and a mention in Soliloquies 18, our upcoming issue. It will also give you a chance to update that co-curricular record of yours. Students with excellent organization skills, knowledge of event planning and a desire to help others will be welcome members of the team.

Sound secretive? For more information please contact soliloquies.concordia@gmail.com. Send us a CV and cover letter if you are interested.