nerds who like to party wanted: out of place society membership manager
We are looking for someone enthusiastic to help us develop and grow new programming and create plans for bigger, better salons, soirees and exploratory events.
This is a part-time, paid position with a six-month term, up for renewal at the end of six months.
description of responsibilities:
The Out of Place Society membership manager is the point person representing [wherever] magazine and the Out of Place Society in New York & worldwide.
The Out of Place Society is the official real-world outpost of the magazine and its manifestations, in which we will run a regular program of salons and soirees designed to explore the self, reveal the global in the local, and get our readers off the computer and into the real world, engaging with like-minded people.
The Out of Place Society manager will be responsible for seeking out, creating, posting and hosting 2 events every month. They will manage invitations and promotion. They will also be responsible for cultivating a local community of the well-traveled, curious and adventurous, as well as encouraging others to get involved as partners, speakers, and guest sponsors.
- Project manage the development and execution of custom integrated digital solutions for partners
- Work with all departments to define and innovate ongoing membership advantages and enhancements
- Be ready to flex your organizational to seek out, coordinate and plan 2-3 monthly events in New roughly as follows:
* 1 talk / panel / salon style event
* 1 soiree or cocktail get together every month
* 1 expedition - a boat charter, bus trip, or creative expedition to a place further afield for the wild ones
- List & promote all events through [wherever] tools, EventBrite, MailChimp and cross platform on social media channels
- Attend and host local events, greet attendees, thank hosts, take lots of photos
- Pay hosts, vendors and venues in a timely manner
- Develop press and blogger outreach list, do regular event announcements and invites for press
- Contribute to social media channels
- Report back biweekly with financials and upcoming event plans
skills & experience required
We are seeking an enthusiastic nerd who understands and loves what [wherever] magazine is about and would like to help bring life to the Out of Place Society.
- Must be able to work independently, make decisions on the spot, and be creative and flexible in scheduling.
- Strong attention to detail, incredible organizational skills, and a natural at prioritization. Should enjoy problem solving and have the ability to manage multiple simultaneous workstreams.
- Strong communication/interpersonal skills–written and verbal.
- Basic web-savviness: We use web tools like EventBrite, MailChimp, Google Docs, Hootsuite, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. …and lots and lots of spreadsheets.
- An ability to manage basic finances and report monthly financials back to [wherever] magazine.
- Must have computer and Internet access adequate for working remotely and regularly fulfilling online component of job.
- Ability to work largely autonomously - although there will be support in terms of initial training you need to be prepared to work on your own, networking in a manner which you will have to develop in conversation with [wherever] editorial.
- You must be able to keep on track, meet deadlines, and sometimes make decisions on your own.
- Curious, interesting and interested in the world of print publishing, digital and event innovations.
- Travelers preferred - although it is not a requirement, we are of course travelers ourselves and we are excited to add more world-minded individuals to our numbers
- Previous event experience is necessary – minimum 2 years.
- PR, marketing or social media professional experience a plus.
Although, once up and running, this position has a great deal of autonomy, there are tools and support networks to help you get of the ground.
Initial training & documentation - we’ll get you up and running with an on-boarding session, biweekly meetings, and a list of resources, tools and techniques we’ve been using.
we periodically seek to add talented and innovative individuals to our staff. available positions are listed below. if you are an entrepreneurial and creative type who would like to get in on the ground floor with a small but growing team, sharing a passion for creating and assembling work that is germane to travel literature, travel culture and travel politics, please get in touch with us - we are looking for interns to support design, production, marketing and sales.
traveling nerds wanted: associate editors [3 positions available]
We are seeking to expand our editorial team with candidates interested in helping shape the growth of our global storytelling platform. [wherever]: an out of place journal is a unique print magazine complimented by an active online platform. New team members will have an avid engagement with current affairs, globalization, a strong literary/artistic sensibility, and a sense of their privileged place as an outsider in their chosen society. All candidates must have polished communication skills (written and verbal), be multilingual, savvy with social media and comfortable with web publishing tools and technology. Deadlines are real - we work in print, not in the cloud. [wherever] is a young publication and the associate editor positions are unpaid– but as [wherever] grows and evolves, so may these roles.
We are seeking three candidates to become editorial partners, researching, soliciting, commissioning and uploading finished, edited pieces (a mutually predetermined quota of articles for the year 2015). Some of these will end up in print and others will find a home on our website. Associate Editors will pursue collaborations with local initiatives, promote [wherever]: an out of place journal within their particular regions and help expand our network of writers and artists. Within this framework, editors’ schedules are self-determined, however editors are expected to communicate with staff on a regular basis. We are looking for editors based in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Please send a resume and a one-paragraph-long explanation for why you are a good fit for this position. Email info [at] wherevermag [dot] com with the subject line associate editor.