Want to be part of a creative, motivated group of people and play an active role in shaping Berlin’s dynamic international literary scene?
SAND is searching for a new Editorial Coordinator to mastermind our issue production process, from planning our working timeline to coordinating the SAND editorial team, overseeing the copy-editing and proofing process, corresponding with the printing house, and working closely with our Designer to create each beautiful issue of SAND.
For this high-responsibility, varied position, you will need organisational talent, great interpersonal skills and a strong eye for detail. Most importantly, you should be passionate about literature and art. This would be an excellent stepping stone to a managerial position in various aspects of publishing and the arts. The weekly time commitment is approximately 4 hours depending on your workflow.
You should have most of the following:
-Native-level English with an excellent grasp of grammar and punctuation
-Experience working with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat; knowledge of InDesign is a plus
-Strong organisational, project management and interpersonal skills
-A flexible schedule and around 4 hours availability per week (this can be more or less depending on the stage we are at in our production process)
-Being Berlin-based is preferable, candidates based elsewhere (but in a similar time-zone) are also welcome to apply
**If you are excited about this position but are not sure if you have all of the necessary qualifications or experience, please apply anyway!**
Tasks will include:
-Planning and managing the SAND timeline
-Organising and facilitating the editorial selection meeting and order meeting
-Liaising with the Art, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry Editors throughout the editorial process
-Consolidating feedback and edits during the PDF proofing stage as an intermediary between the (editorial) team and the designer
-Supervising and supporting SAND’s Designer
-Corresponding with the printer and sending off our final pdf to print
-Attending monthly team meetings at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of the month
Currently, the full SAND team works on a volunteer basis, though we are pursuing further funding options to enable us to pay ourselves an honorary fee. When we are able to pay ourselves, as we have during a previous grant, we split our funds equally between all team members.
We’re a friendly, supportive team of 12 with a range of backgrounds and day jobs, and we welcome applications from all ages and identities. We work flexibly and try our best to accommodate team members’ individual needs and situations. We meet monthly as a full group (currently via Zoom, usually in-person) and have a non-hierarchical team structure.
To apply, please send an email with the subject line: Editorial Coordinator and your CV and cover letter as attachments in PDF format to Ruby, our Managing Editor, via firstname.lastname@example.org
by 15 August 2021.