Accepting Applications: 2016/17 Editorial Team | The Wanderer Online

We’re excited to announce that we are officially accepting applications for our 2016/2017 Wanderer Online team including content editors, managing editors, visual editors, and marketing and communications ninjas! If you’re a university student or recent graduate who cares about Edmonton’s direction as a global city, we strongly encourage you to apply. The Wanderer is committed to producing bold, thought-provoking and contemporary content; we empower writers, photographers, videographers and graphic designers–experienced and new alike–to collaborate and share their voices.

The rewarding year-long experience on The Wanderer Online team will provide you with leadership experience, the opportunity to work in a diverse, flexible environment, the chance to connect with change-makers across the city and emerge with larger networks. Application details follow, and we encourage you to send any questions you have to [email protected]

Application Material Required: Resumé (two pages max.), letter of intent (one page max.), one writing sample (one page max.), and names and contact information for two references; all formatted as a single PDF document.  For Photography and Design applicants: in lieu of writing samples, please provide us with a brief but accurate representation of your work, whether that be a collection of photographs, websites, or other materials.  For Site Manager applicants: a writing sample is not required.

Submissions: Materials are to be submitted to Incoming Editor-in-Chief Collins Maina’s email ([email protected]) and Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Nikita-Kiran Singh’s email ([email protected]) by Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 11:59 pm MST.

Application Process: Only individuals with suitable applications will be contacted for interviews, which will take place the week of June 27th or July 4th.  If you are out of town, we will arrange a Skype interview.  We ask that applicants advancing to the interview stage come prepared with a creative proposal for The Wanderer.

Length of Editorial TermThe Wanderer‘s incoming editors will serve a term beginning in July 2016 and concluding in June 2017.

Editorial Positions: All positions are volunteer and are approximately 10-15 hours per week commitment (fluctuates depending on the position and the time of year). Please indicate in the subject-line of your application email and your letter of intent which of the following team categories you wish to be considered forWe are seeking to fulfill the following roles:

  • Two (2) Managing Editors: provide strategic direction and coordination for The Wanderer, report to the Editor-in-Chief, and provide both written article contributions and ideas for large-scale projects/initiatives.
  • One (1) Site Manager: responsible for website maintenance, backups, software updates, and management through a host; requires knowledge of WordPress and plugin customizations, web security, web hosting, and databases.
  • Content Editors: recruit and work with a network of over 70 writers, write content, edit content, as well as coordinate with Visual Editors to publish articles.
  • Visual Editors: ensure that The Wanderer maintains a compelling visual presence, working closely with the EIC and Managing Editors, as well as Content Editors to ensure individual article images align with the magazine’s commitment to beautiful design.
  • Communications & Marketing Team: responsible for promotion of Wanderer articles, projects, and events, recruiting writers, raising readership, and increasing awareness of the magazine through coordination with external organizations.

We thank you for your time and consideration, and look forward to receiving your submission!

Photography courtesy of Wanderer Online Photography Editor Bryan Tran; banner design courtesy of Wanderer Online Design Editor Janelle Holod.