Job Opportunity: Write Magazine Editor

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is seeking an Editor for its quarterly member-magazine Write. The position is open to members of TWUC (with the exception of those members on National Council and/or the Write Editorial Board) as well as non-members.

This is a part-time contract position with variable hours reporting to the Union’s Executive Director. This work can be done remotely. Proposed start date: Late March/early April.

The Write Editor is responsible for:

  • Coordinating and consulting with the Write Editorial Board on Write content and its creative direction. This includes participating in a planning meeting and sensitivity review of each issue.
  • Commissioning articles by and for writers that reflect the diversity of Canadian writing and writers.
  • Attending TWUC events as and when required.
  • Composing a brief editor’s note for each issue.
  • Composing, on occasion, some content, e.g., sidebars, cover lines, columns, In Memoriam, notices.
  • Copy-editing, and delivering the complete content of Write magazine to the Production Editor by set deadlines.
  • Working within a budget and adhering to production schedule deadlines.
  • Offering input on layout, images, and cover design.
  • Reviewing all content and final proofs prior to print.

The successful candidate will be a detailed, well-organized self-starter with strong communication skills and capable of working under pressure in a cooperative environment.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in both print and online magazine publishing and journalism.
  • Familiarity with the TWUC member community.
  • Knowledge of the book industry in Canada and the issues currently facing writers.
  • The ability to collaborate, generate consensus, and work well in a virtual team environment.

Interested individuals are invited to submit the following:

  • Cover letter and CV/resume highlighting editorial experience (in a single PDF)
  • Short portfolio of published web or print magazine articles (in a single PDF, maximum 10 pages)

The Writers’ Union of Canada is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of Canada’s writers. Applications are encouraged from equity-seeking groups including Indigenous and racialized individuals, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQI2S individuals, and those from other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups. We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify on the confidential Applicant Form when submitting their application.

The Writers’ Union of Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Requests should be sent to soconnor@writersunion.ca.

To see a sample of Write magazine, please visit writersunion.ca/about-write-magazine.  

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place at the Union’s office in downtown Toronto or by Skype in early March.

Please submit your application through the Union’s website at: writersunion.ca/application-form

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 15.