Casie Brown sporting Spectacular Rims from Volume 4, Issue 1. Photo by Mike Ford
dandyhorse magazine is an arts and advocacy magazine for cyclists, based in Toronto with a circulation of 5,000 – 7,000. Our mandate is to encourage and celebrate cycling and the city.
We’ve recently improved our dandyhorse magazine website dandyhorsemagazine.com and we’re now preparing our first ever Winter Web issue of dandyhorse. We’ve also begun work on our special Spring Youth issue. We are hoping to partner with existing youth groups in the city to produce a killer issue produced by youth about youth with a theme of jobs.
SO we have two exciting core positions available immediately: Web Editor and Assistant Editor.
The two editors will work closely together and play an integral role in both the winter web issue (launching in February) and the spring issue (launching in May).
These are volunteer, part-time, work-from-home positions, with short, in-person meetings twice a month.
The work will start immediately for the Web Editor and in February for the Assistant Editor and last for a minimum of 4 months. Minimum 10 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work.
Do you like bikes and social media? Are you engaged with the city’s political or arts communities? Do you like to write, edit and take pictures? Would you like to make a positive contribution to the city’s cycling culture, while gaining valuable on-the-job journalism experience?
Then you might like this opportunity to work in either part-time role of Web Editor or Assistant Editor for Canada’s pre-eminent arts and culture magazine for cyclists; dandyhorse.
Reporting to the Web Manager and Editor in Chief, and working with the dandy programmer and design advisor, the Web Editor will assist in the coordination, creation, maintenance of text and image content for our dandy websites and social media channels. (Please note that content creation is as much or as little as the candidate takes initiative for. Many assignments are available. We have no shortage of assignments. Bike Spotting is always needed. We also regularly draw material from back issues.)
The Web Editor will also take a top masthead position on dandyhorse magazine’s first ever Winter Web issue. About 75% of the content is set for this issue but still needs to be gathered (and in some cases written and shot); compiled, uploaded/laid out/illustrated and edited. Ideally, the Web Editor will liaise with at least 5 or 6 writers and photographers in this leadership role for the winter issue.
We would also like our new dandy web editor to spearhead the creation of our new Tumblr page to launch in conjunction with our winter web issue.
-Maintain the web scheduling
-Work closely with other content contributors + shoot, write and edit as needed/desired/assigned
-Manage a Tumblr page
-Help the EIC strategize and deliver promotional materials/content for the winter web issue
-Copy edit / proof read all web content to ensure it is accurate and appropriate for the dandy mandate
-Help ensure new relevant products, publications, and cyclist-related news are accurately published on our social media pages and when appropriate dandyBLOG in a timely manner in coordination with the web and circulation manager, senior dandy editors and dandy ad sales manager.
-Monitor and report back customer-generated comments in all digital channels (Facebook, dandyBlog, Community Forums, Tumblr, Twitter etc)
Assistant Editor (Feb-May)
- key masthead role for the Spring issue of dandyhorse magazine
- launches in May in time for Bike Month
- helps generate and assign stories and art
- also takes notes at dandy meetings, copy edits all stories, assists on some photo shoots, liaises with some contributors/gathers materials
- writes at least one story
- helps with magazine launch coordination
- works directly with new Web Editor and EIC
- please note; weekly 3 hour evening meetings are required during the last month of production (May)
- the assistant editor will be encouraged (but not required) to continue as a key dandy for the summer/fall ‘best of’ edition
Please visit our website at www.dandyhorsemagazine.com to get the dandy feel.
dandyhorse magazine dot com uses a WordPress CMS.
Please send letter of interest and resume to: tammy @ dandyhorsemagazine.com
Application Deadline: January 18, 2012.
dandyhorse is a volunteer run magazine. These are unpaid positions.