Magazine – Publishing Assistant READERS CALENDAR– 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 Publishing Assistant READER CALENDAR FOCUS, you will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar.
YOU ARE A KEY PART OF THE EDITORIAL TEAM—YOUR FOCUS IS THE READERS’ CALENDAR.
This job involves developing a working knowledge of multiple types of content on the magazine— calendar entries, previews, interviews and roundup articles.
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.
– 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 Guidelines for Layouts and Publishing, and other guidelines 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 monitor the Readers Calendar as often as daily—finding errors and fixing them in a timely way.
-You will train new staff members and PR reps for the various organizations submitting events to the calendar.
-You will use the duplication automation to ensure that press releases with multiple events are handled correctly, and show your trainees how to do this.
-You will keep track of staff that need more training on the Reader Calendar and schedule coaching sessions via zoom.
-You will help sort events into ones appropriate for reviews vs. previews vs. calendar entries only.
-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 staff 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 Assistant Publisher role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. **The top recommendation is to also get training on how to do layouts and publish articles.
What You Will Learn:
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning the mechanics of Online Publishing. You will read many HUNDREDS of news releases about cultural events across the US.