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Month: June, 2017

Call for Proposals: Canadian Yearly Meeting Editor

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) is calling for proposals for a contractor to edit The Canadian Friend and to upload materials to our website, quaker.ca. CYM is a religious organization of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) in Canada.

This is a maternity replacement for our existing contractor. The contract begins in September, with a period of overlap with the existing contractor anticipated until early October. We hope that both contractors will be able to work together on the fall issue of The Canadian Friend. Appointment will be for one year.

The contractor will solicit material, edit and produce three issues of The Canadian Friend (CF), to appear throughout the year. Working with an editorial committee, the contractor will set editorial direction for The Canadian Friend. The contractor will receive requests for advertising in The Canadian Friend and communicate with advertisers. The contractor will work in InDesign, and send the issue of The Canadian Friend to the printer, as well as creating a PDF version to be posted on the website. Past issues of The Canadian Friend can be viewed at quaker.ca/resources/the-canadian-friend.

Material from The Canadian Friend will also be used as content on quaker.ca, our website.

The editor will solicit and receive additional content to be posted on quaker.ca.

The editor will also use our Facebook presence to post information about material in The Canadian Friend, upcoming deadlines, and quaker.ca posts.

Quaker.ca is a WordPress multisite web page, with public-facing and private sections. Maintenance of the public site will include posting materials, updating contact information, and other updates as requested. The private sections of quaker.ca consist of internal documents and committee web pages. The contractor may be asked to post materials, or to provide technical support to committees posting their own materials.

The contractor is responsible for providing space, software and hardware required for the work, including InDesign, image processing abilities (such as resizing and cropping photos for web use and print), and internet access.

The contractor should have demonstrable experience with InDesign, WordPress and the production of print and/or on-line magazines. Experience with unprogrammed Quaker meetings, particularly within CYM, is desirable. Previous experience or training in journalism, editing and social media is an advantage.

Deliverables:

  • three issues of The Canadian Friend per year.
  • regular posting of materials for quaker.ca, to be posted twice weekly on a schedule mutually agreed upon by the editor and Publications and Communications committee.
  • regular posting of new material on the blog for quaker.ca (at least 2 posts per month).

Production of The Canadian Friend will be paid for up to 100 h per issue. Web editor work is expected to be 10 h / month.

This is a one-year contract. Work is to be invoiced monthly, and will be paid at a rate of $35/h by the CYM bookkeeper following approval by the Clerk of Publications and Communications Committee.

To apply, please send a letter outlining experience and interest in the position, with resume and any other supporting information. Questions and applications may be sent to cf-editor-search@quaker.ca.

Applications should be received by Monday, July 17, 2017 by 5PM Pacific Time.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday, July 24, 2017, and notified of the final results by September 1, 2017.

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Welcoming Cameron Fraser as CYM Secretary

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) is delighted to welcome Cameron Fraser as its first CYM Secretary.

Cameron is a member of Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting and lives in Victoria. His background is in education, counselling and organization design and development. He has been working as the Principal at Pender Islands Elementary Secondary School in the BC Gulf Islands.

Cameron has served on Quaker committees including Education and Outreach Committee (E&O) and Agenda Committee at last year’s Canadian Yearly Meeting-in-Session.

The CYM Secretary is a pivotal role, responsible for supporting and enhancing the work of CYM Clerks, staff, and various committees. The Secretary will also work with Young Friends to develop appropriate resources and structure for youth engagement and outreach.

Cameron will start work in this position on August 1, 2017. He will be based in Victoria but also travel to work from the Ottawa office on occasion. Cameron plans to attend Representative Meeting in June, representing E&O.

Welcome Cameron!

For more details please see a welcome letter from the CYM Mentoring Clerk, or the CYM Secretary job description.

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