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Date:September 19, 2016

Job Posting: Editor, Open Minds Quarterly

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Editor will edit NISA’s literary journal Open Minds Quarterly (OMQ). This position is responsible for soliciting, receiving, editing, proofreading, and selecting appropriate submissions for each issue. The editor is the primary contact with authors and readers. The Editor will also support NISA members participating in The Writers’ Circle by providing editorial feedback and organizing or facilitating writing workshops at NISA.

Click here to download the application package and to apply. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide editorial direction to Open Minds Quarterly:

  • Organize and assemble content for a quarterly publication, OMQ, that is reflective of its main purpose, goals and objectives
  • Provide an editorial voice that promotes NISA’s mission, vision and values to the readership and to the community.
  • Make editorial decisions regarding content of OMQ.
  • Proofread and edit accepted submissions (poetry, first person accounts, essays, etc.) for OMQ.
  • Establish relationships and oversee volunteer section editors for OMQ.
  • Work with volunteers and members who assist with OMQ publication and its projects.
  • Cultivate a community of readers, contributors and subscribers through editorials, events, writing contests, workshops, social media and other avenues.
  • Represent with integrity, as editor, the voices and needs of people with lived experience of mental illness or mental health challenges.
  • Promote Open Minds Quarterly, NISA, The Writers’ Circle, and other NISA initiatives locally and in the larger community

 

Attend to administrative matters related to position:

  • Maintain an up-to-date database of the contributors to OMQ.
  • Maintain files recording all submissions and correspondence.
  • Recruit member volunteers or community volunteers as needed.
  • Connect to community resources and agencies as needed.
  • Administer the annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest and coordinate judging.
  • Participate in fundraising activities.
  • Research various grant opportunities and write grant proposals and reports.
  • Assist with business development of Open Minds Quarterly, in partnership with Publishing and Communications Coordinator:
  • Develop and/or write content for Open Minds Quarterly website, newsletters, social media and marketing materials.
  • Write and edit content for circulation campaigns.
  • Edit NISA’s marketing materials, as needed.
  • Continuously explore ways to enhance and increase readership and submissions.
  • Collaborate with Publishing and Communications Coordinator to develop new projects and special issues.

 

Assist with business development of Open Minds Quarterly, in partnership with Publishing and Communications Coordinator:

  • Develop and/or write content for Open Minds Quarterly website, newsletters, social media and marketing materials.
  • Write and edit content for circulation campaigns.
  • Edit NISA’s marketing materials, as needed.
  • Continuously explore ways to enhance and increase readership and submissions.
  • Collaborate with Publishing and Communications Coordinator to develop new projects and special issues.

 

Provide editorial and writing assistance to members of NISA participating in The Writers’ Circle:

  •  Provide one-to-one writing support and editorial feedback.
  • Develop writing workshops and other opportunities for NISA members seeking development in the written arts.
  • Provide input on behalf of The Writers’ Circle at staff and membership meetings.

Click here to download the application package and to apply.