Quill & Quire is currently looking to fill the freelance part-time position of Books for Young People editor. This is an ideal position for a content-creation specialist with good editing and writing skills looking to contribute to a small team.
The successful applicant will have passion for Canadian children’s literature, and be energized by the evolving opportunities and storytelling potential of print and online journalism. They will be responsible for the kids’ book review section for 10 print issues a year as well as contributing related news stories for quillandquire.com.
The position will commence with working remotely from home until normal operations at our Toronto office can resume safely. Outside of production demands (approximately two weeks on a six-week cycle), hours are flexible. Approximately 19 hours a week, $2,000 per issue.
- Editing BfYP review section (assembling lineup, assigning and editing freelance reviews, liaising with writers, other editors, and art director, maintaining budgets and invoices)
- Help broaden Q&Q’s current roster of reviewers and writers
- Project managing and writing biannual feature-length seasonal previews of forthcoming books
- Producing two “spotlight” feature sections on Canadian children’s publishing per year
- Contributing to other special packages (Books of the Year, etc.) in the print magazine and online
- Reporting regularly on kidlit, for both in print and online (WordPress); initiating new ways of covering the industry
- Writing, editing, copy-editing, and proofreading feature and news content for print and web using Google docs and InCopy
- Keeping abreast of developments, trends, and personnel changes in Canadian children’s publishing
- Contributing to Q&Q’s social media presence
- Developing relationships with publishers and other industry players; representing Q&Q at industry events (once COVID-19 restrictions lift)
Please forward your resume to: email@example.com and indicate the job title in the subject line by December 10.
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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