Briarpatch Magazine is looking for a creative dynamo with business savvy, driven by a desire for social change, and excited to deliver great ideas into readers’ hands. The person we’re looking for is passionate about independent media and wants to work for a grassroots organization where progressive politics are at the heart of what we do and how we do it.
Briarpatch seeks a Publisher to jointly oversee the bi-monthly magazine. As one of two permanent full-time staff in a unionized workplace, the successful candidate will:
Though no candidate is expected to have all of the following, the ideal candidate would have:
Please note that a desire and ability to pick up new skills is equally important as any of the above qualifications.
This position requires that the successful applicant live in or be willing to relocate to Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.
Briarpatch particularly encourages applicants who are Indigenous, Black, or people of colour; low-income; women; LGBTQ2S+; disabled. If you would like, please indicate if you are a part of an equity-seeking group in your cover letter.
Staff of Briarpatch are members of the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU), Local 568. The position is paid $21.30 hourly at 35 hours per week, with a good health benefits package.
Please email the following to email@example.com no later than September 30, 2019:
We aim to contact shortlisted applicants by October 9, 2019.
Check out the FAQ below for additional details about the job.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is it possible for this to be a distance position?
No. The position requires that the successful candidate live and work in Regina.
2. Will there be assistance with finding accommodation in Regina?
Yes. Current staff and board of directors will engage our local networks to assist with securing immediate and longer-term accommodation.
3. Will there be financial assistance for relocating to Regina?
In the past, the magazine has undertaken fundraising efforts to assist with the expenses associated with relocating new staff to Regina, and we will gladly do so again.
4. What is the expected duration of the position?
There is much to learn for anyone filling one of the two full-time positions at Briarpatch and a great deal is invested by current staff and board members in hiring and training new staff. A minimum of two years in the position is expected.
5. What about wages and benefits?
Briarpatch staff are members of RWDSU Local 568. We recently re-opened the wage portion of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and raised staff wages: the position is currently paid $21.30 hourly at 35 hours per week. The CBA includes a good health benefits package. Further details can be discussed at the interview stage of the hiring process.
6. The job description includes financial and circulation data. What if I don’t have experience with these?
Some type of financial management experience will be helpful, but our budget and day-to-day finance is easy to learn (and has backup: an outside bookkeeper comes in to manage our accounting system a couple times a month). Our trusty subscription database is also simple to use. Thorough training in our systems for both will be provided; just bring your attention to detail and business savvy!
7. Why is the current publisher leaving?
David Gray-Donald is moving on from the magazine after almost three years to pursue new opportunities. He will be available to discuss the position and the magazine directly with candidates after a shortlist has been selected by the hiring committee.
8. What is the window for the start date for the position?
November 1, 2019, with some flexibility.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 9 2019 ID: 54683