Acquisitions Editor of Contemporary Craft and DIY

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Posted: July 29 2015
Company Location: Loudon, NH
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Fabulously Feminist (fabulouslyfeminist.com) is a digital magazine that uses intersectional feminism as a tool to give people a voice. We are a community of dedicated contributors and passionate passers-by. We are all about sharing stories and experiences, talking about art and culture and exchanging ideas.

All members of the Senior Staff must be driven, self-starting and independent. Excellent interpersonal, communication and creative thinking skills are highly valued.

Job Purpose Summary: To provide strategic direction for the Fabulously Feminist publishing program, specializing in content related to Contemporary Craft. To develop and manage relationships with contributors, series concepts, leverage repackaging opportunities of existing content and assist in the proposal submission and consideration process.


Scope: The Acquisitions Editor of Contemporary Feminist Activism will manage a number of Contributors generating content on Contemporary Craft, as well as actively conduct outreach to Feminist Activists and Organizations for new leads and potential features. They will be responsible for the effective representation and exploration of Contemporary Craft on the Magazine: What is the role of craft and DIY in social and eco justice; what systems stigmatize and/or degrade craft versus fine art? The Contemporary Craft section of Fabulously Feminist will include reviews, features and essays on craft theory, objects and the people who make them.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
Work with Senior Staff to set and achieve publication goals, guidelines, criteria and schedule
Effectively maintain publication schedule via G. Calendar
Schedule publications sufficiently in advance to allow for appropriate development
Develop proposals, consider solicited and unsolicited submissions and solicit proposals to meet acquisitions goals and deadlines
Ensure submission guidelines are up to date
Catalog submissions into G. Drive database as they are received
Communicate with prospective contributors throughout the entire process: Acknowledge submissions in a timely fashion and forward to appropriate Senior Staff member when necessary
Assess submissions based on Fabulously Feminist criteria established with Senior Staff
Get more information from prospective contributor or further research when needed
Manage rejections, acceptance process in a timely, respectful manner
Oversee acquisitions process so that the path from lead/contact to publication is both thorough and efficient
Participate in developing publishing strategies including digital publishing and ancillary product components
Research competitive contributors and suggest opportunities for contemporary feminist activism content
Keep abreast of market conditions, trends and needs through interaction with consumers and industry professionals, reading industry print and digital publications
At all times effectively represent Fabulously Feminist in a professional manner and be an easily available liaison with existing contributors, potential contributors and consumers
Provide well-thought-out, strategic and invested feedback to contributors designed to aid in their process of discovery and development
Work effectively with contributors and the Creative Director to develop the look and feel of each contribution
Attend all Senior Staff meetings, submit and lead agenda items as necessary

Requirements

***This internship requires a minimum commitment of 6-8 months***

Knowledge
Very strong sense of contemporary craft and DIY culture, trends and potential niches
Very strong computer skills
Publishing and acquisitions experience
Market data analysis is an asset
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences or related field is an asset
Secondary education in Art, Design, Feminism, Women’s/Gender Studies or Related Field

Skills
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to juggle multiple projects at various stages of development, while maintaining a big-picture strategic view
Excellent management and leadership capabilities, ability to work well with a team
Strong partnership-building and networking skills
Ability to balance the Contributor or Partner’s wishes with the Cooperative’s goals for quality, timeliness and market appeal
Ability to organize material in a way that is tailored to the target audience

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