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After a highly successful year, Blueprint are turning over, and we’re looking to recruit Editors with varying levels of experience.

If any of these sound like you, please send us 500 words on your experience and why you’d like to work with us to zineblueprint@gmail.com by Wednesday 25th October. Feel free to send samples/a CV if relevant.

See below for job descriptions.

Deputy Editor

Essential requirements:

  • Experience working with a newspaper or magazine (including student publications)
  • Experience of a broad range of different sections within a newspaper or magazine
  • An interest in mental health and wellbeing

Desirable:

  • Personal or professional experience and interest in politics, activism and social justice
  • Experience in liaising with sponsors
  • Experience with events
  • Experience of directing a team of editors
  • Some level of administrative, organisational, or secretarial experience (e.g. within a publication or university committee)

Responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with, and sometimes under the direction of the Editor in Chief
  • Organising, co-ordinating and minuting commissioning meetings; managing deadlines, and ensuring the editorial team remains functional, organised, and smooth-running
  • Chasing up deadlines
  • Liaising with sponsors
  • Coming up with creative ways in which Blueprint, can grow, and become more inclusive

 

Section Editors – Arts Editor, Opinion Editor, Features Editor, Politics Editor, or Creative Writing Editor:

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of writing or editing for a newspaper or magazine
  • An interest in mental health and wellbeing
  • Some form of in-depth experience of the section that you wish to apply for (e.g. experience as an artist if applying for Arts Editor, not necessarily editorial)

Desirable:

  • Personal or professional experience and interest in politics, activism and social justice

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with, and sometimes under the direction of the Editor in Chief
  • Crafting, directing, and executing a clear overall vision for your section
  • Overseeing, and working with regional editors to commission diverse, engaging and relevant content on the topic of mental health
  • Coming up with creative ways in which your section, and Blueprint, can grow, and become more inclusive

 

Social media editor

Essential requirements:

  • Experience in utilising Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in promotion
  • An interest in mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding of content notes and trigger warnings

Desirable:

  • Personal or professional experience and interest in politics, activism and social justice

Responsibilities:

  • Translating the vision of the Editor in Chief and Section Editors to social media platforms
  • Crafting, directing, and executing a social media media strategy for the magazine
  • Coming up with creative ways in which Blueprint, can grow through the use of social media

 

Print editor

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of creating a print publication
  • An interest in mental health and wellbeing

Desirable:

  • Personal or professional experience and interest in politics, activism and social justice
  • An understanding of zines as a medium

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and executing the publication of the near-finished print-edition.

 

Illustrators

Anyone interested in illustration, willing to commit 1 illustration per week, should apply!


 

We particularly encourage applications from those who self-define as BME, LGBT+, working class or disabled.

Please note, at the current time, all of our positions are voluntary.

 


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