Join Our Team!

Nightingale & Sparrow is looking to add some more birds to our nest!

Full disclosure:  These are unpaid, remote, volunteer positions.

Wanted:  Two (2) Production Managers

As N&S grows, there are many, many tasks that need to be completed, and it’s a lot of work for just our current EIC to handle.  To help make sure that the magazine continues to run smoothly and can keep showcasing the stellar work of our contributors going forward, we’re looking for two production managers to join our team.

These two will work in tandem with our EIC to make sure that all necessary tasks are completed for Nightingale & Sparrow. 

A few example tasks:
  • Assist in compiling print, digital, and web archive copies of each issue
  • Contact submitters and contributors regarding submissions and related information
  • Run random plagiarism checks (utilising online plagiarism checkers) on shortlisted pieces
Skills/Experience we’d love to see:

*Note: This is by no means a checklist!  We don’t expect you to know/have done everything here.  Consider this our ultimate wishlist and highlight what you’ve got while applying–we ultimately want the best candidate for our team, not just whoever’s got the highest skill level or most experience.

  • Strong writing skills
  • Some copyediting experience
  • Experience using word processors for formatting, especially with images
  • Prior lit mag experience (again, not necessary, though beneficial)
  • Effective virtual communication skills
  • Confidence both in working as part of a team and on your own as needed (remember- this is a remote position)

We promise to not take over your life with crazy expectations or excessive workload–we understand that these are unpaid volunteer positions and would never want to take advantage of you.  There will be the most work in the weeks leading up to each issue’s launch (approximately the first two weeks of every third month, starting in May), and there will also be much slower periods.

We’d love to work with someone who is looking for more experience in the writing/publishing field and would be more than happy to provide references/recommendations for your future endeavours.  We’ve been around the block a few times ourselves with various projects and would be thrilled to help start someone off on their own journey!

To apply:

Firstly, be sure to read through this page and take a look around our site–if you think you’d be a great fit, continue! 🙂

Send a copy of your resume to [email protected].  In the email, include a cover letter, particularly highlighting why you’d like to join the team and what skills/experience make you a good fit (here’s your chance to brag a little!). If you have any short writing samples/examples of previous projects that you’d like us to see, send them along.  Add a cute pet picture if you’re feeling extra generous.

We’ll be accepting applications for this position from 18 February to 4 March.  From there, we’ll send some additional questions to our shortlist with a decision coming shortly thereafter.

Thank you so much for considering joining our team–the birds can’t wait to meet you!