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Position: InDesign - Magazine Layout
Organization: Parvati.org
Location: from home, anywhere in the world

About Parvati.org

Parvati.org, is a Canadian not-for-profit whose first order of business is the realization of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS), a simple and effective solution to protect the key, vulnerable Arctic ecosystem that keeps our planet cool. To expedite the realization of MAPS, Parvati.org drafted the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary Treaty as an amendment to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It has been translated into all official UN languages and sent to all heads of government around the world. With the signatures of 99 nations, including all those with territorial claims in the Arctic, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary will come into effect.

To date all of our work is self-funded and completed by our team of volunteers spread across Canada. We have attended COP21 in Paris and COP22 in Marrakesh, meeting officials and raising awareness for MAPS. We are starting to build good momentum and with that comes the good challenge of simply having more to do.

Volunteer needed:

Parvati.org publishes a monthly online magazine dedicated to helping our readers live a more joyful and connected life. Parvati Magazine (PMAG) includes monthly columns on yoga and meditation as well as columns to help people discover inspiring books, film, music, eco beauty, fashion and community initiatives.

But we don’t just talk the talk – we walk it. Parvati Magazine is dedicated to the realization of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS), the world’s largest marine protected area, to safeguard our planet for generations to come. MAPS is about a shift at a global level, but also at an individual one. As we keep our minds, bodies and spirits healthy and cool, we help to cool the planet and protect all of life. In a time when our world is agitated within and without, we serve to reconnect with Nature and the beauty we all already are.

Work to be done:

See the flipbook at parvatimagazine.com

Layout a 42 page monthly magazine in InDesign. We have an existing template that needs to be populated with each month's content. We estimate it at no more than 12-20 hours of work and you will have four days to complete it. We are in N. America so time zones must be considered.

The largest portion of the work is designing 15 two page spreads for articles and placing text on the cover. The cover image and basic design is provided. The masthead, editorial welcome and last page also need updating, as well as up to 10 Twitter handles. The magazine is online-only, so we will be exporting to an interactive PDF with clickable hyperlinks that you must place.

We provide articles, options for images for each article, and finished ads. You get to choose your images, size if needed and determine spread layouts and headline design. In the four days allowed each month for InDesign layout, we have two or possibly three proofing rounds, depending on how early you want feedback. We have two proofers so usually get back to you within several hours. Our volunteer art director provides design guidance at all stages.

About you:

You've reached the point in your life when you are ready to commit your time to making a difference, have professional work habits and good English skills. A foundation in design and typography is a must and please provide links to your work.

Benefits:

Knowing you stood up when it counted for planet earth and made a significant and critical contribution on a project with global proportions, plus working with a very dedicated team of volunteers with passion and vision. And of course a beautiful magazine for your portfolio.

We are looking forward to 'meeting' you and learning more about your skills and what you are looking for in a volunteer position. If you are interested just send me an email:
pam mask parvatimagazine.com*

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GoodWork ID: 42661       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Sep 22 2017