NOW CLOSED. Call for Proposals: Editor for the Canadian Friend and quaker.ca
Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) seeks 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.
The contractor will solicit material, edit and produce two issues of The Canadian Friend (CF) per year, to appear in the spring (April) and fall (September/October). 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 https://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 deadines, and quaker.ca posts.
Quaker.ca is a WordPress multisite webpage, 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 webpages. 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 is encouraged to attend the 2016 Canadian Yearly Meeting gathering (August 5-13) in Camrose, AB, with paid travel, housing and food.
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.
- two 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, to be renewed on mutual agreement for an additional two years, with the possibility of further extension. 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
Applications should be received by July 10, 2016.