Become a Staff Member!

Too much weight is currently on my shoulders, and I would love to work with dedicated writers and artists. These will all be unpaid positions– but positions I hope will reward their applicants with pride and experience. Listed below are positions available. (There is a guide for how to apply at the bottom of the page.)

BLOGGER

Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of editing experience, and/ or ridiculously proficient spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Trustworthy
  • Degrees in publishing/ creative writing and speaking a second language are both bonuses
  • MUST be able to operate WordPress
  • Very reachable over social media
  • Must speak English as a first language
  • Reliable access to computer and internet connection

Responsibilities:

  • Post on blog AT LEAST once a week
  • Develop new ideas for regular blog columns
  • Remain in contact with Chief Editor over social media/ e-mail
  • Promote events, blog posts, and competitions that The Drowning Gull has done or hosted.

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Positions marked with * are the positions I most want people to apply for.

HOW TO APPLY

E-mail: thedrowninggullAToutlookDOTcom

If you want to apply, please follow these steps:

1) Put your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail, addressed to thedrowninggull@outlook.com.

2) Write a cover letter in the body of your e-mail, detailing a couple of publications and why you want to be a member of staff at The Drowning Gull. Let your personality shine through.

3) Attach two samples of your work- relevant to the position you are applying for- as either a jpeg or a word document. If you’re applying for the art position, we’ll allow a few more than 2 art samples. If you’re applying for the Managing Editor position, attach 2 samples of work in the genre you like most. Bloggers can link to any blog posts they’ve done, or submit fiction/nonfiction writing samples.

4) Wait for a response. One should come in only a couple of days.

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I can’t wait to hear from you! Here are some perks to being a member of staff to get you excited:

  • Experience
  • Comradery
  • Enjoyment
  • Pride
  • Insight into the issues before they come out
  • Insight into how you can improve your own craft
  • No travel involved (they’re all remote positions).

 

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