Teen Editorial Team Member for Girl-led International Magazine

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ORGANIZATION: THIS GIRLS STORY

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Are you a high school or college student who identifies as a girl, and loves writing, art, photography, or creating videos? Do you want to make a difference and help amplify the voices of teens who identify as girls? Join the editorial team of This Girl's Story magazine and be part of an exciting journey to create and publish content that matters!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Theme Planning: Collaborate with the team to brainstorm and determine themes for magazine issues a year in advance.
  • Submission Review: Read and review submissions, and work with the team to select the best content for each quarterly issue.
  • Copyediting & Proofreading: Polish articles, artworks, and videos, ensuring they are ready for publication, while honoring the voices of the submitters.
  • Weekly Blog Creation: Take turns creating a weekly blog post, choosing between writing, art, or video content.
  • Communication: Engage with submitters, inform those selected of next steps, and gently notify those whose submissions were not chosen.
  • Creative Solutions: Explore alternative options for submissions not selected for the magazine issue - perhaps a future issue or maybe a social media post?
  • Design & Layout: Have a say in the design and layout of the magazine and video content, making it visually stunning and engaging.
  • Recruitment: Help recruit new content contributors and fellow editorial team members.

Why Join Us?

  • Make an Impact: Help amplify the voices of teens who identify as girls.
  • Creative Freedom: Express your creativity and contribute to meaningful content.
  • Valuable Experience: Gain real-life professional experience in editing, publishing, and teamwork, as well as marketing/outreach and public speaking.
  • Supportive Community: Join a supportive and passionate team that values your contributions.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Passionate Creator: High school or college student enthusiastic about writing, art, photography, or video production.
  • Grammar Guru: Strong command of grammar and writing style guidelines.
  • Organized & Mature: Organized, emotionally mature, open-minded, flexible, and compassionate.
  • Team Player: Excellent communication skills and a collaborative spirit.

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About THIS GIRLS STORY

Location:

1124 UNDERWOOD TER, WHEATON, IL 60189, US

Mission Statement

This Girls Story's mission is to provide a platform where teens who identify as girls can express themselves creatively, gain real life professional experience, and build confidence.

Description

This Girls Story is a quarterly girl-led magazine that showcases contributions from all who identify as girls, ages 13-19, surrounding a designated theme for each issue. Contributions can include stories, essays, poetry, drawings, comics, photographs, and videos.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Media & Broadcasting
Women
Arts & Culture, Media & Broadcasting, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wheaton, IL 60189

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Photography
  • Curating
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • 1-2 hours per week over a 3-5 month period. 2-4 hours per week the month before quarterly publication.
  • Must be available to attend weekly team meetings via Zoom. (We meet on specific Sundays/Wednesdays at 7pm Central.)

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