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  • 4 July '14

    The WMI is looking for a Content Editor

    After a wonderfully successful year with our Content Editor Stephanie Kelly, the WMI is looking for a new enthusiastic person to fill her shoes.

    As well as being familiar with the work and goals of the WMI, the ideal candidate should have a real passion for history, and specifically women’s history and issues in Ireland and abroad. Working alongside a fantastic team of copy editors and founding women, the content editor’s role includes:

    • Seeking out submissions and authors for publication on the WMI website from universities around Ireland

    • Communicating with authors, largely via email, for any and all questions they have about submissions

    • Editing the content of submissions to make them website-ready, and correcting for any glaring grammar and spelling issues as well as working with our freelance copyeditors

    • Working with the different members of the WMI team in the general running of the museum

    Responsibilities

    While the hours are not long, averaging anywhere from 2 to 8 hours per week, submissions can come in last minute so the Content Editor must be flexible with their time

    • Check the WMI email frequently as that is where most communication and submission ends up

    • Work with the copy editors to make sure each submission is proofed by at least two people on the team before publication

    • Communicate and coordinate with the website and social media operators on the team to ensure that the submissions process is smooth and the exhibit well publicized.

    The WMI is currently a voluntary non-profit organisation so the position of Content Editor is an unpaid one. Both women and men are encouraged to apply for this position.

    Please send an application telling us about your experience, what you would bring to the WMI team and how you would best fit the content editor role to submissions@womensmuseumofireland.ie with Content Editor in the subject line by August 1st.