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Job: Literary Editor, The Capilano Review

Literary Editor (Permanent Part-Time)
The Capilano Review
Suite 210, 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

The Capilano Review (TCR) seeks a Literary Editor beginning June 1, 2022. The position is responsible for all literary content and programming at the magazine in addition to co-directorial duties performed in collaboration with the Art Editor. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in writing, editing, and publishing; deep relationships with the Canadian literary community; and a demonstrated ability to work creatively and equitably in a collaborative environment.

Note: This is a Vancouver-based position, with flexibility to work some hours from home.

Annual Salary

$38,500 for part-time status (26 hours/week), with a monthly benefits allowance of $65 and an annual cost of living increase of 4.35%.

Background

For fifty years, TCR has supported and been sustained by a vibrant community of readers, writers, and artists interested in experimentation in writing and art. Our publication offers a welcoming and thoughtful space for the work of established and emerging writers and artists from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

TCR is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We encourage applications from equity-seeking communities and from candidates with the skills and understanding to work collaboratively within and across these communities. We invite candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and/or people with disabilities to self-identify.

We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Job Description

  • Plan and produce three issues of The Capilano Review per year, in collaboration with a small editorial team;
  • Solicit and edit all writing and literary content for the magazine’s print and online platforms;
  • Oversee issue production, layouts, budgets, and timelines;
  • Develop literary features for the website and newsletter;
  • Copyedit all materials intended for publication;
  • Initiate and oversee launches, writing contests, writer residencies, readings, and other programming;
  • Conduct regular editorial and organizational meetings with staff, the Board of Directors, and the Editorial Board;
  • Write and report on grants;
  • Ensure financial sustainability for the magazine by seeking out, where needed, community partnerships, grant opportunities, and other collaborations;
  • Collaborate with the Board on the development of operational plans and editorial policies;
  • Initiate internships and mentor interns on editorial tasks

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with The Capilano Review and our community of writers and artists, with particular knowledge of and interest in BC’s arts and cultural communities;
  • Graduate-level studies or equivalent experience in literature, creative writing, or a related discipline;
  • Editorial experience, including a demonstrated knowledge of substantive editing, copyediting, editorial ethics, and best practices (familiarity with style manuals including The Elements of Indigneous Style and The Chicago Manual of Style would be considered an asset);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work sensitively and collaboratively with writers from diverse backgrounds;
  • Track record of successful grant-writing and reporting;
  • Experience with project budgets and basic financial planning;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, WordPress, and Adobe Suite;
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

How to apply:

Please submit a detailed CV and cover letter to employment@thecapilanoreview.com by April 15, 2022.

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