Magazine – Children’s Books Content Curator – VOLUNTEER
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
As a Children’s Books Content Curator, you will focused on networking in various social media groups for children’s book authors, parent-teacher associations, children’s book reading groups, and similar to promote our unique parent-child review team approach with an eye to adding to our ranks of parent-child reviewers.
YOU ARE A KEY PART OF THE EDITORIAL TEAM—YOUR BEAT IS CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Here is a link to a roundup of Children’s Book Reviews—where you click a picture to read a story.
You might also check out this video explaining this section from a mother and son perspective—
Please note that Picture This Post does NOT review YA fiction—see our guidelines for publishers
You will be tasked with keeping our Children’s Book Reviews content FRESH and INTRIGUING – sourcing both top shelf books worth our writers’ time, and locating qualified family review teams.
You will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, helping to assess best avenues to locate family review teams—conferring as often as four times/week to re-strategize and pioneer new approaches.
You will be on standby to pen reviews as needed but this is NOT the main focus of your role. Your job may expand—time and tenure permitting— to writing an adaptation of our Writer’s Guidelines specific to Children’s Books.
This student volunteer position is designed to immerse you in the processes of online publication. While not listed as an “internship” position, most of our past and current student volunteers concur that the training and educational opportunities in this and other Picture This Post volunteer positions far exceeds that of most internship jobs. The more time you put into this experience the more you will get out of it. Many volunteers take on multiple roles and more responsibilities that give them more to show at the end of their time at Picture This Post – a fat portfolio of published articles among other lists of accomplishments.
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing (estimated time commitment of 30 – 60 minutes/week.) See EXPECTATIONS/REQUIREMENTS ALL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
–Commitment to study and adhere to the Picture This Post relevant to your role.
-Minimal time commitment of 10 hours/week— except during exam and other highly demanding school schedules, which we EXPECT you to prioritize over your volunteer work.
What You Will Do:
-You will join social media groups for children’s book authors and enthusiasts—posting announcements and sending private messages to authors, parents, teachers etc.
-You will upload events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
-You will use our Blog2Social automation to promote the Children’s Book Reviews published by Picture This Posst; you will use private messages in social media to network with the authors showcased in Picture This Post Children’s Book stories.
-You will create and maintain databases that record contact information acquired during your outreach activity to help build the Children’s Book Section.
-You will join in shared staff duties outlined in Expectations/Requirements of All Student Volunteers tasks: completing social media posts; keeping up with the writer/editor feedback system ( a key Picture This Post editor/writer training tool); joining writer/editor rotations for shared tasks such as sending newsletter opt-in emails and uploading events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
Note: these miscellaneous tasks take about 30-60 minutes a week.
-You can add on to your Children’s Books Content Curator role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. **The top recommendation is to also get training to conduct author or illustrator interviews. Here are two examples—
What You Will Learn:
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in both books for children and learning professional networking skills.