Marketing/Editorial Associate

 January 6, 2014

Now hiring: Marketing/Editorial Associate

Broken Pencil, an independently published magazine about zine culture and the independent arts, is currently hiring a Marketing/Editorial Associate. This is an ongoing, part-time position based out of our downtown Toronto office.

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

Skills the position requires include:

– A high level of organization

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

– Ability to manage multi-platform social media and blog network (knowledge of WordPress an asset)

– Excellent planning, editing and fact checking abilities

– Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

– Ability to cultivate contacts with minimal oversight

Key responsibilities:
– Updating social media with relevant content (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr etc.)

– Generating daily content for BP blog including short features and columns

– Generating the BP monthly e-newsletter

– Updating The Nub: Indie Arts Hub App

– Editing parts of the print magazine

– Organizing outreach and special events, including a key role in assisting with our annual festival Canzine.

Ideal candidate will have:
– Proven skills as a writer/editor

– 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 for articles that could appear in Broken Pencil Magazine, and 3 writing samples to Lindsay Gibb at [email protected] using the subject line “Marketing/Editorial Associate position.”

Deadline to apply: January 23rd.

Regretfully, we cannot answer queries about the status of your application. All candidates who are invited for an interview will be notified within 2-3 weeks.