Seeking 1-2 Volunteers to Fill Vacant Positions

Editor + Layout Planner

SPAG Magazine is seeking 1-2 people to take on two new volunteer positions currently filled by our Editor, Vicki Nunn, as she is looking to retire.

Do you have editorial and writing skills and a passion for a ministry in Christian publishing?

We’re seeking either one person who can undertake the majority of the role as volunteer Editor and Layout Planner, or a person for each position.

Editor:

The Editor is responsible for sourcing articles; working with our regular contributors for articles; editing as well as writing articles; and contributing to the development of SPAG Magazine and its team.

A high level of writing and editing skills and experience are a necessity. Some social media experience would be helpful.

Layout Planner:

The Layout Planner puts the magazine together, sources and creates suitable images for articles, posters, adding links and more.

The position of Layout Planner involves laying out the magazine pages with articles and images in a professional manner. You can see examples of what is needed in our current issue (see our front webpage for the link)

A high level of experience with MS Word or compatible program are vital, plus experience in a graphics program is highly desirable.

Selection Criteria:

Please submit your application and include your responses to the following selection criteria:

Position: Editor
  1. Tell us a little about your Christian walk? Do you believe in the Bible and trust the Word implicitly? How important is prayer to you?
  2. What makes you interested in joining the small team at SPAG Magazine?
  3. How would you motivate the team?
  4. Please share some information about your experience in writing and editing;
  5. What would you like to achieve in this position in say 5 or 10 years and in which way would you like to grow SPAG Magazine?
  6. Can you please provide at least one sample of your writing and/or editing experience
  7. Do you have any references who can verify your experience? If so, please provide their contact details, along with their name, position and organisation;
  8. How do you feel about taking on this volunteer experience, knowing it may be a number of years before SPAG Magazine begins to pay its way, before even paying its team?
  9. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any.
  10. If  you have limitations in some of your skills, would you be interested in growing your skills such as undertaking a relevant course, even if the costs cannot be met by SPAG Magazine?
Position: Layout Planner
  1. Tell us a little about your Christian walk? Do you believe in the Bible and trust the Word implicitly? How important is prayer to you?
  2. What makes you interested in joining the small team at SPAG Magazine?
  3. Please provide information about your experience with MS Word or a compatible advanced word processing program, including  the inclusion/addition of images and links within documents;
  4. What would you like to achieve in this position in say 5 or 10 years and how do you see yourself contributing to the growth of SPAG Magazine?
  5. Can you please provide at least one sample of your skills that you created yourself, for example in creating posters, brochures, images or pdf documents, specifically showing some level of advanced skills in this area;
  6. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any, as you may be required to assist the Editor or take on the social media person in full.
  7. How do you feel about taking on this volunteer experience, knowing it may be a number of years before SPAG Magazine begins to pay its way, before even paying its team?
  8. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any.
  9. If  you have limitations in some of your skills, would you be interested in growing your skills such as undertaking a relevant course, even if the costs cannot be met by SPAG Magazine.?

Contact our Editor, Vicki Nunn via email for further details or if you have any questions email:  spagmag1@gmail.com