job posting: Fusion Magazine Editor

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am

Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com

FUSION grew out of the Ontario Potters’ Association, which was incorporated in 1975, and evolved into the Ontario Clay and Glass Association (1985).

Historically, FUSION has focused on the promotion of hand-crafted clay and glass.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, it is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of the association is to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, provide opportunities for fellowship and a sense of community involvement. Fusion provides opportunities for continuing education for members and people interested in clay and glass. Fusion is committed to reaching out by demonstrating tolerance, caring, and acceptance for the diverse aspects of expression in clay and glass.

Fusion is the only Ontario arts organization dedicated solely to makers and collectors of handmade clay and glass. It is comprised of a diverse membership of artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, libraries, hobbyists, businesses from, not only, Ontario but around the world.

FUSION acts as both local and global voice of the Ontario clay and glass community to government, business and the general public, using an increasing variety of well-managed, innovative and cooperative activities to accomplish its mandate.

FUSION MAGAZINE is published digitally three time a year in full colour with timely, informative articles on clay and glass, new and established practical techniques, personal profiles, philosophies and methods, exhibition reviews and listings, book and video reviews, calls for entry and grant information of a national scope are featured.

The digital edition is currently emailed as a PDF document to FUSION members including artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, colleges and businesses, suppliers, galleries. We estimate our readership at over 3,000 across Canada.

Editor Duties

  • Coordinate online publishing cycle and manage content areas.
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.
  • Determine which articles will be published.
  • Assign selected topics to roster of writers.
  • Participate in selecting which artists will be featured in the “Featured Artist Column.”
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces.
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, advertising reps, writers, artists etc.

    Requirements

  • Proven working experience as an editor.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio.
  • Hands on experience with MS Office or Pages.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
  • Familiarity with the not for profit and the arts sector would be an asset.
  • The magazine is published three times a year: January, May and September. Although there is some flexibility the expectation is that the editor will be available during these periods to ensure that the magazine is published in a timely manner.
  • The magazine needs to be rejuvenated. Hence, in addition to the above responsibilities, we are looking for an editor that can bring to it some fresh and innovative ideas to increase the value to subscribers. We are open to hearing these ideas during the selection process

    Remuneration

    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience. The compensation is paid per issue/project. Please provide your compensation expectations.

    To view recent copies of the magazine, please go to https://www.clayandglass.on.ca/page- 1863415

    Application deadline is June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am. Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.