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Be Discorder Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief

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After three years at the helm of some of the most radical issues in Discorder Magazine‘s 35-year history, BB is departing the magazine on a high note…

Which means that you can become the next Editor-In-Chief! 

Are you passionate about supporting local music, art and activism through independent publishing? Do you have a strong grasp of writing and copy-editing? Want to help new writers find their voice?

Carefully read the job post below and apply by Tuesday, October 2nd at 4pm

 


 

ABOUT:

CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of UBC Vancouver, situated on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people. CiTR began as a student club in 1937, gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Managed by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR is a student-driven, campus-based radio station that works to serve the broader Lower Mainland community.

Since 1983, CiTR has also published Discorder, a locally-focused magazine that covers arts, culture and current affairs. Discorder shares the mandate of CiTR, to create alternative media, empower students and community through training, and to provide a platform for underrepresented voices. Discorder publishes 10 issues annually, with a distribution of 8,000 copies across the Lower Mainland.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Editor-In-Chief is the leader of a large team of Discorder masthead and volunteer contributors that produce the print magazine on a near-monthly basis. As a staff member at the station, the Editor works closely with the rest of the CiTR/Discorder staff and Student Executive to guide all aspects of operations and to ensure that Discorder is fulfilling its mandate to support local and underrepresented music, visual art, culture, current affairs, and be “that magazine from CiTR 101.9FM.” The Editor reports to CiTR’s Station Manager, who is also the publisher of the magazine. In addition to coordinating the production of the print magazine, the Editor works with other staff and volunteers to create a positive, volunteer-friendly atmosphere, integrate new volunteers, and actively involve students and volunteers in decision-making.

The Editor is responsible for:

MAGAZINE

  • Leading and managing a team of section editors, writers and volunteers to produce 10 issues of Discorder Magazine per year
  • Leading production meetings
  • Developing an editorial vision for all written content produced in print and online formats under the banner of “Discorder Magazine”
  • Assigning, editing and verifying all written content for Discorder Magazine
  • Communicating Discorder updates and upcoming issue details to relevant CiTR/Discorder Staff for the production of radio PSAs and promotional materials

GENERAL

  • Building and maintaining relationships with local organizations, record labels, publishers, artists, etc. Sharing CiTR/Discorder’s submission guidelines for print, online and radio
  • Having regular check-ins and setting achievable goals with the Staff, Executive, and the fellow Discorder masthead
  • Supervising Discorder Magazine’s brand integrity over a variety of platforms, including Discorder’s representation on radio, in video and on social media.
  • Maintaining communication between CiTR/Discorder Staff, Student Exec and fellow masthead to combine efforts in areas of promotions, and volunteer management and recruitment
  • Supporting the development of new volunteer contributors, including leading and ensuring Discorder workshops, and engaging new contributors through DJLand, CiTR’s membership platform.
  • Contributing to station initiatives, including Fundrive and Victory Square Block Party. This may also include helping to plan Discorder-specific events and fundraisers.
  • Providing writing and copy-editing for CiTR/Discorder press releases and promotional material
  • Liaising with CiTR/Discorder Staff and Student Exec and assisting with the hiring of new masthead and volunteer positions

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of current independent and local music, art and culture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, grasp of language and copy-editing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to lead peers and act on creative vision
  • Excellent multi-tasking and the ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • The ability to work efficiently under pressure and set/meet firm deadlines
  • Experience with independent and alternative media is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of publishing software is an asset, but not mandatory

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & COMPENSATION:

This is a contract position for 21 hours per week, $16.00/hour. The Editor-In-Chief is expected to maintain a minimum of 12 office hours at CiTR Station per week, with some flexibility around Discorder’s production schedule. Applicants must be comfortable self-reporting hours and working outside of standard daytime office hours.

 

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY:

CiTR/Discorder is an equal opportunity employer and employs staff without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental ability or financial ability. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply.

 

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter in a single pdf. file to Ana Rose, CiTR/Discorder Station Manager at stationmanager@citr.ca by Tuesday, October 2nd at 4pm. Include “Editor-In-Chief” in the subject line. Please also include 3-4 recent writing samples in your email, either as attachments or url links.

Thank you to everyone who applies for this position. Due to the volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.