Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona Seeks Editor for Online Publication!



Since June, I've mentioned now and again that I picked up another freelance gig, but haven't said too much about it. I've been very lucky woman to have the opportunity to work for Stephanie Parker, President of The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona on a wonderfully exciting and important project. In the last four months or so, I've developed a model for 10 Best Ideas for Disability Justice, an online publication dedicated to facilitating access, inclusion and equity for people with disabilities. And today, it enters the next stage: 

The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona is proud to announce the imminent launch of its new online journal 10 Best Ideas for Disability Justice. We have spent the last five months developing the model and now we need an Editor to guide the implementation. Are you the right person?

Responsibilities
The Editor is responsible for the day-to-day running of 10 Best Ideas for Disability Justice. This involves performing a variety of editorial duties in preparation for publication of each issue. These include, but are not limited to:
  1. Identifying editorial needs
  2. Coordinating tasks involved in Calls for Submissions and selection of finalists
  3. Providing direction and assistance to the Editorial Board
  4. Liaising with The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona and independent contractors hired for particular tasks
  5. Developing and implementing outreach plan
  6. Developing and implementing communication strategy
  7. Producing monthly newsletter
  8. Evaluating publication process
  9. Writing annual report
  10. Managing social media
Qualifications
The successful applicant for position of Editor will possess a long-term commitment to and experience in the social and disability justice fields. They should have in-depth experience in writing and/or editing and will benefit from a background in policy and program development and implementation. A demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically, as well as a commitment to disability justice is required. They should excel at managing a complex variety of tasks and providing leadership and direction to a variety of individuals in different roles. Fluency in English is essential, as is a demonstrated ease with Word and Excel and online tools, such as blogging platforms, Google Docs and social media.

15 hours a week, all work will be done by telecommuting.

Salary to be discussed.

Please submit resume to Stephanie Parker at auroraprez1ATgmailDOTcom by November 15, 2013.
   

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