I’m taking my column this month to make a call for staff members. You may not have heard, but we’re currently seeking volunteers for a couple of positions that are critical to LSQ’s infrastructure.
Before I talk about what that entails, let me first talk about LSQ and some benefits you get from being on the team. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how a literary magazine works from the inside, this is a great chance to do so. We’re very welcoming to new folks and have lots of great tools at your disposal to help you out.
Quite humbly, you also get access to me. I’ve been running LSQ for over a decade now. I’ve seen the rise and plateau of ebooks, I’ve seen other magazines come and go. I’ve got a ton of editorial experience under my belt and you can pick my brain. If you want to learn a little HTML or photoshop on the side, I’m also a professional software engineer with 20 years of graphic design experience, so there’s that, too. 😉
In addition to me, you get access to the amazing staff, too. Everyone is volunteer, we’re all doing this for the love and we support each other along the way. We have community tools in place for good communication and sharing your triumphs is encouraged, as is asking questions! This is a fabulous team to work with!
So, what positions do we have right now?
First, we’re seeking at least two Assistant Blog Editors. These folks will be helping our newly-appointed Senior Blog Editor, Jen Gheller, to run the blog and social media day-to-day. If you have a couple hours to spare a week and are interested in honing your proofreading and organizational skills, this is a great place to do just that.
Secondly, we’re seeking a Social Media Coordinator. This person will be reporting to myself and Jen Gheller. The tasks include things like replying to folks on Twitter and keeping our follows up to date, organizing the monthly newsletter, and maybe even making some fun graphics for Instagram.
You can check out the Open Positions page for links to the applications and more details on each of these spots.
I truly hope you consider spending a bit of time with me and the LSQ team. Getting to support women-identified authors and helping to share their voices with the world is satisfying, worth-while work. Feel free to reach out through our contact form if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to reading your application!