Magazine –Associate Books Editor – VOLUNTEER
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Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
Associate Book Editors’ main responsibility will be to create and implement systems that will adjust our “throttles” to keep the number of book reviewers and books in our potential book review queue in balance. You will work closely with the Editor In Chief to identify best-match publishers as well as sources to identify qualified book reviewers to volunteer to write reviews in our PICTURE THIS style.
In addition, Associate Book Editors will be trained on: how to layout book reviews in the magazine using our modified WordPress automation; how to publicize these stories in social media, networking with the culture creators profiled in each article; how to conduct professional correspondence to obtain information/assets needed for book reviews.
You will also be responsible for submitting weekly reports to the Editor-in-Chief; your upcoming weekly schedule projections; as well as creating a cumulative report on your internship achievements.
Please Note: ALL Picture This Post editors and writers are volunteers—from top to bottom. There is not a paid internship opportunity.
Time commitment for the Associate Book Editor job is 10 hours/ week—in all cases, except for weeks needing time-off to study for exams and other school/life priorities, pre-arranged with the Editor-in-Chief.
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in getting a pulse on today’s publishing world.
Editorial staff need to have a schedule that allows adjustment — more or less responsibility and training– to complete the job requirements. We start training with students at whatever level they are at.