Selvedge is a magazine that promotes textiles and textile makers from around the world. Now in its 16th year, we publish six issues a year as well as running workshops, fairs, tours and talks.
Our website content is hugely important; fostering a sense of community with our readers, and reflecting the interests and tone of the print magazine. The blog editor produces a 300-word blog post each day, which includes three high quality images. You can see the blog here. These are reactive in that rather than researching topics we respond to press releases that find their way to us, promote textile events or campaigns and promote Selvedge activities (the magazine, our workshops and events and items in our online shop).
Each of the editors we have had work on the blog has put their own spin on the content and we are open to this. The seven blog posts each week form our newsletter, created by the blog editor in MailChimp. In addition, we have external and internal advertisements to include. See sample of the weekly newsletter here.
In addition to being responsible for the blog posts and newsletter, the post includes managing our reader competitions, every two months. These are taken from the magazine, put onto the website and covered in a blog post, and the winners are contacted at the end of each issue run.
The Selvedge team works remotely: currently our team members reside in Gibraltar, UK & Finland. The system works well for us, but at times there are challenges in terms of communication and keeping everyone in the loop.
This position is for the equivalent of a day a week, and while the hours can be spread across a number of days, we would like the blog editor to be able to attend our weekly team meeting at 1.30pm on Mondays.
You will need a certain level of digital expertise, particularly being able to edit images quickly, and being comfortable using file sharing, messaging and video conferencing applications. You will need to be highly organised, but comfortable working in a sometimes last-minute environment. Most of all, you should have a passion for textiles.
In addition to the 1 day a week, there is a possibility to extend the role to 2 days, editing the print magazine while our magazine features editor is away on leave.
To apply for this position please fill out the form using the link below and submit a 300 word sample blog post, with three well-chosen images to illustrate the story.
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