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Please note: all positions with Lip are held on a volunteer basis. We do it out of love, and for feminism, yo!

CURRENT POSITIONS

Managing Editor – Lip Magazine

Type: Volunteer
Hours: 2 – 4 per day (variable)

The Role

The Managing Editor oversees the daily running of Lip’s website, lipmag.com, and ensures that all content is being edited and uploaded in a timely fashion. The Managing Editor is the first point of contact for website enquires, and has a strong role in the editorial decision making process regarding the website. The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the website is running as planned.

Duties

• Oversee the running of Lip Magazine’s website, lipmag.com
• Make editorial decisions regarding the website
• Manage and assign online content in coordination with relevant sub-editors, columnists, staff writers and casual contributors
• Create and maintain a weekly publishing schedule for online content
• Ensure all content is accompanied by appropriate SEO and metadata
• Develop and maintain the online style guide
• Respond to writers’ queries and commission articles
• Ensure the staff database is up-to-date
• Monitor comments on the website, and moderate where necessary
• Assist editorial staff in sourcing copyright-free images for use across the site, and ensure images that appear on the site are free from copyright
• Copy-edit online content to ensure the style is consistent across the site
• Write content for the site where necessary
• Respond to website queries, and direct submissions and prospective writers to relevant sub-editors• Promote Lip via social media channels
• Assist with the production of the print edition of the magazine, including proofreading, where necessary
• Investigate potential fundraising opportunities
• Assist with the organisation of magazine launch parties and special events
• Attend to submissions for Lip’s annual fiction prize, ‘The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction’
• Liaise with Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis to ensure the website is running as planned
• Other tasks as required by the Editor-in-Chief

Selection Criteria

•Excellent writing and editing skills
• Sound organisational skills, as demonstrated through work experience
• Familiarity with Lip as a website and organisation
• Demonstrated experience working to deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to manage a team of writers, columnists and editors in an online environmen
• A commitment to a career in media/publishing
• Experience with other media organisations/publishing companies highly desirable

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to Jo Mandarano at editor@lipmag.com by Sunday 13 April, 2014

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