Call to collaborate: Perspectives is looking for an editor!

Do you have a background in journalism? Experience editing the writings of others? Have you written content for your organization’s newsletter or website? Worked in scholarly communications and publishing?

 We’re looking for someone to join the editorial team of BCLA Perspectives! This three-person group works together to share responsibilities for:

  • leading meetings with Perspectives board members to brainstorm issue themes, stories, and review pitches
  • liaising with writers
  • editing stories accepted for each issue,
  • uploading and publishing content to our website
  • promoting content on Twitter
  • conducting an annual survey

We are a casual, flexible team that understands this work comes off the side of the desk, but we are passionate about supporting the great things being done by our colleagues. It’s an easy opportunity to make connections, develop and hone editorial skills, and learn more about the people and activities in BC libraries (and beyond!).

The details:

  • We publish with WordPress
  • The board meets once per issue (four times a year), typically at BCLA offices in downtown Vancouver
  • We mostly collaborate through email and Google Docs, with occasional in-person editor meetings
  • Remote attendance (Skype, phone-in) can be arranged
  • We’re looking for a two year commitment

The outgoing editor is a Langara student; we strongly encourage library technicians to apply.

Interested parties should fill out the form below, or send an email with this information to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!