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OpenCity Projects is Looking For a New Editor

OpenCity Projects is a creative lab that explores the role of public space in designing more vibrant and inclusive cities. We believe that when diverse people mix and interact in urban environments, it creates more tolerant and peaceful places to live. Our blog covers design best practices in cities around the world with a focus on cultural diversity and integration but also aesthetics, identity, sustainability and more. We are looking for our next editor.

We are looking for an editor to oversee and promote the OpenCity blog. The time commitment is five hours a week which can be done remotely. The editor will be profiled on our web site and a reference will be provided based on performance. Credit will be given for all blog contributions. The position is unpaid.

Responsibilities

•Review contributors’ stories, editorial copy and visuals, and provide feedback
•Ensure that final stories adhere to editorial guidelines
•Set the monthly editorial calendar and ensure that stories are posted on time
•Write one or more original blog stories every month
•Put together the monthly newsletter content
•Source original or Creative Commons imagery to compliment contributors’ stories as necessary
•Promote blog stories through social media networks
•Participate in monthly status meeting
•Coordinate key milestone dates, deadlines and content with blog contributors

Required Skills

•Strong communicator, writer and editing skills
•Experience blogging and working knowledge of WordPress a plus
•Basic social media experience
•An eye for photography and page layout
•Undergraduate or graduate degree ideally in journalism, urban design, architecture or graphic design but not required
•Diligent, positive attitude and enthusiastic
•Strong inter-personal skills and enjoys collaboration
•Passion for cultural diversity, inclusion and cities

How to Apply
Interested parties should submit their CV, along with writing samples, to
contact@opencityprojects.com by January 31. Photography and/or social media samples also welcome.

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