Get Involved

The Spectatorial is always looking for new blog contributors! If you have an idea for a post you’d like to write, email a pitch to spectatorialonline@gmail.com

We are currently in the process of recruiting new members to serve on our board. Applications are due by April 3rd. Check out the file attached to apply.

For inquiries, email thespectatorial@gmail.com (the election application will be sent here as well)

Election-Applications.doc

 

POSITIONS

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 thespectatorial@gmail.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. The EIC must meet with the copy editor and online editor at the beginning, middle, and end of the year to make sure they have a clear understanding of the Spectatorial’s vision. 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 (e.g. Cringe Fest) and the training workshops at the beginning of the year (before November). 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.

Board Editors

Art Director

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.

Communications Coordinator

One position. Will write copy for the journal’s external communications, will manage social media under the guidance of Online Editor, and will seek to recruit new members and serve as a liaison with other student groups at the University of Toronto.

Online Editor

One position. Manages online content: runs the blog and social media (Twitter, Goodreads, etc.).Works with the EIC to maintain illustrations for the blog.

Copy Manager

One Position. Manages overall copy-editing for the journal, both for print and online. Recruits and encourages copy editors. Runs at least two in-person copy editing sessions before every journal.

Content Editors

Poetry Editor

One position. 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 in person. The Poetry Editor must have extensive experience in editing poetry. They will be the first point of communication for any poetry concerns.

Fiction Editor

One position. 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 in person. The Fiction Editor must have extensive experience in editing fiction. They will be the first point of communication for any fiction concerns.

Graphic Fiction Editor

One position. 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 in person. The Graphic Fiction Editor must have extensive experience in editing graphic fiction. They will be the first point of communication for any graphic fiction concerns.

Junior Editors

Four positions. Assistant edits pieces under the guidance of a senior editor. May also act as an assistant to any other editor that they would like, to get training in that area of the journal (i.e. communications, copy manager, online editor, EIC). Two positions are reserved for first years.

 

 

 NOTE: 

We elect all new board members at the end of each academic year, with the exception of our first years, who we interview during October/November. Check back for updates!

We look forward to meeting you, potential speccies!

 

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