Employment Opportunities

 April 2, 2012

Now hiring:

Assistant Editor – Broken Pencil: the Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts
Broken Pencil, an independently published magazine about zine culture and the independent arts, is currently hiring an Assistant Editor. This is an ongoing, part-time position based out of our downtown Toronto office.

Broken Pencil covers independent art and media such as zines, comics, books, video, music and web projects.


Skills the position requires include:

– high level of organization

– ability to perform a wide array of magazine publishing related tasks

– excellent planning, editing and fact checking abilities

– ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

– ability to cultivate contacts with minimal oversight
Key responsibilities:
– working with the editor and publisher to develop editorial direction and focus
– overseeing the Books section of the magazine including assigning, editing, proofreading, copyediting

–  coordinating the magazine’s online and social media presence including scheduling regular updates to the website and overseeing regular posts to our social media accounts
– assisting with the ongoing organizational requirements of the magazine including event organization and staffing, office management, and promotion and publicity

– writing and editing content for all sections of the magazine as needed

Ideal candidate will have:
– proven skills as a writer

– knowledge of and passion for independent/alternative culture.

– knowledge of and passion for North American small press publishing.
– a background in journalism/skills in journalistic writing, editing and copy editing.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, interested candidates should send 2 relevant story ideas, and 2 writing samples to Lindsay Gibb at [email protected] using the subject line “Assistant Editor job application.”

Unsuccessful candidates will not be notified. Successful candidates will be contacted via email for an interview.