Word and Colour Internship / Mentorship

About

We created this position to amplify our social media reach and to help boost the resume of a person looking for communications experience at an anti-oppressive literary journal.

Who we’re looking for

Candidates who are knowledgeable of social media and ‘up-to-date’ on their anti-oppressive politics, who could benefit from mentoring as much as they could contribute to the journal.

Tasks

Because of this goal, we are flexible in what the intern would like to take on, depending on what skills they would like to develop. This flexibility and purpose is also done in recognition of the often exploited labour of unpaid positions, which we aim to reduce with this more open and collaborative approach.

Areas of possible work include:

  • Social media marketing (Managing the wandc Facebook / Instagram accounts)
  • Organizing literary readings (event planning, marketing, networking)
  • Branding (working on logo, postering, streamlined comms)
  • Web site design
  • Coordinating new projects, as desired (and approved by the editors)

Hours

5-10 hours per week, depending on the projects that are selected

Requirements

  • Must live in Montreal and be available for one in-person meeting every two weeks
  • Must be adept with Facebook and Instagram
  • Must have ‘up-to-date’ knowledge of anti-oppressive politics
  • Must be able to respond to e-mails within twelve hours

Ideal

Our ideal candidate is an organized and engaged person who has a clear interest in developing professional communication skills and the practical applications of anti-oppressive politics. We recommend that all candidates review our mandate before applying.

How to Apply

Send an e-mail to word @ wordandcolour.com that contains:

  • Your e-mail (attached as a PDF)
  • An answer to the following question, in the body of your e-mail: “What is your experience with communications and anti-oppressive politics?”
  • and what areas you would like to develop at / with the journal

Deadline for applications

Friday, June 26th, 2017, at 11:55PM EST