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What are the positions on The Spectatorial‘s staff?
Editor-in-Chief (EIC) / Signing Officer
One position. Is responsible for handling all email communication from email@example.com account and correspondence with the authors and other contributors. Is also responsible for any communications with the publisher and organizing the printing of the journal. Organizes the AGM and the Elections at the end of the year. The EIC can call meetings and runs the meetings in a well-organized manner. Any issues regarding the professional or personal behaviour of a member of the Spectatorial will be dealt with by the EIC. Is responsible for assembling and distributing the journal with the Managing Editor. Must have previous experience on the board to apply.
Managing Editor / Signing Officer
One position. Is responsible for handling all communications with the senior editors during the production of the journal. Is also responsible for organizing social events and the training workshops in the Fall semester. The Managing Editor is also responsible for the organizing and distribution of the financials for the journal (and will be the name on any banking documents). Is responsible for assembling and distributing the journal with the EIC. Must have previous experience on the board to apply.
One position. Is responsible for the visual creative direction of the journal. This includes, but is not limited to, creating or soliciting the cover, all of the illustrations for the journal, and the visual arts section of the journal. Will have frequent progress reports with the Managing Editor and the EIC. Also works with the Online Editor to maintain illustrations for the blog.
One position. Manages the Spectatorial’s online content including blog and social media. Writes copy for the journal’s external communications, maintains social media presence under the guidance of EIC and Managing Editor, and seeks to recruit new members and submissions each year. Serves as a liaison with other student groups at the University of Toronto.
Three positions. Will collect, manage and edit submissions of fiction prose, poetry, graphic fiction, and non-fiction essays. Responsible for working with a junior editor for every submission edited, meets with authors after the edits are complete to discuss them one-on-one. Have possible preference availability based on comfort/experience. All editors are expected to be capable of and willing to select, edit, and proofread submissions to the Spectatorial.
Two positions. Assist the editing process under the guidance of a senior editor. Must show strong interests in at least one of the following speculative formats: fiction prose, poetry, graphic fiction, and non-fiction essays. May also act as an assistant to any other editor that they would like in order to get training in that area of the journal (i.e. Art Director, Online Manager, EIC). One position is reserved for first years.