Seeking Co-editor for online activist toolkit
Application deadline: August 3, 2015
Are you passionate about creative activism, radical politics and south-south international solidarity? Do your political networks include community activists at the forefront of feminist, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonial struggles in the global south? Are you a skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, an ability to synthesize complex ideas in accessible language, and a passion for using persuasive language as a tool for social change? This is an opportunity to work with a global constellation of changemakers in developing a toolkit of creative activism for activists from across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Beautiful Rising is looking for a Co-editor to work with a dispersed team of troublemakers in assigning, writing, editing, and assembling content for an online toolkit to be published in spring 2016. The successful candidate will have:
- substantial experience as both a political writer and a professional editor;
- a keen interest in publishing accessible, engaging, and actionable content for a diverse global readership;
- significant ties to / experience with social movements in the global south;
- a familiarity with creative activism toolkits like Beautiful Trouble, the Global Change Lab, or others;
- a firm grasp of the history, thought, and practices informing radical politics and creative activism across diverse contexts;
- excellent time management, interpersonal, and communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively across great distances;
- tact, grace, and a generous sense of humour.
This is a part-time, contract position, averaging between 5 and 10 hours per week until the end of March 2016, at US$40/hour, with the possibility of travel to and facilitation of one or more in-country workshops (to be compensated separately).
Please email a resume, cover letter, and sample of recent work to dave(at) beautifultrouble.org by August 3, 2015. Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.