Drunken Boat [http://www.drunkenboat.com], one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web Award, is adding to our staff. We¹ve been publishing an immense variety of work, especially innovative and experimental literature and arts, since 1999. We are an entirely volunteer staff, dedicated to literature and art and the internet (well, more like literature and the art on the internet, but we¹re fans of the medium too). According to The Review Review: ³Drunken Boat is, or should be, central to any discussion of literature online or online literature . . . Drunken Boat is a . . . beautifully presented, carefully maintained space.²
Applicants with familiarity with working online and working in publishing are preferred. This is a great opportunity to be responsible with an independent publisher that publishes books and a highly-acclaimed journal and that reaches over a hundred thousand unique visitors annually worldwide. If you¹re interested, please send a CV and a cover letter to Managing Editor Erica Mena at email@example.com
Managing Editor / co-Managing Editor The Managing Editor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of running an international magazine and press. Working with Executive Director, Editors, Readers, Developers and Interns to help produce a tri-annual magazine and one or two books annually. Overseeing the entirety of the journal operations: including hiring, training, and supervising staff; maintaining editorial and production workflows; setting issue and project deadlines; scheduling staff meetings; overseeing publicity and promotion; overseeing the grant application and reporting processes; answering email queries; work with the developers and webmaster to design the look for each new issue. Oversee and initiate new projects including a book contest, AWP table and readings, and fundraising.
Strong organizational skills, comfort with the technology of web publishing and virtual workspaces (Drupal, Google Drive, Domain and Apps, Dropbox, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Submittable, WordPress (for the blog), MailChimp), and exceptional communication skills essential. Ability to work with minimal supervision. A familiarity or willingness to learn web production in Drupal a must.
Attention to details, ability to meet deadlines, working under time constraints, and manage multiple project elements simultaneously important. Some experience with basic HTML / CSS highly valued. Experience with design for print or web highly valued. Copyediting and proofreading skills preferred.
The Managing Editor may work with a co-Managing Editor, or an Assistant Managing Editor depending on experience.
Production Editor The Production Editor is responsible for overseeing the production of three issues of the online journal a year. Drunken Boat is produced in Drupal, and has an ongoing relationship with a professional web developer. The Production Editor oversees the production team, providing training and assistance, setting the production schedule and communicating the schedule to editors and the production team, and overseeing sending out author proofs and making changes to the issue online prior to launch.
Familiarity or willingness to learn Drupal a must. Basic experience with HTML / CSS important. Comfort communicating with both editors and programmers/web developers essential. Ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, and lead a team essential. Familiarity or willingness to learn Submittable, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Strong attention to detail.