Community Curator, Borderlands

EMW Borderlands is the exciting about-to-launch online multimedia publication amplifying the voices of artists, storytellers and makers growing out of the EMW community. We are seeking community curators to help us grow our publication into one of Boston’s premier platforms for marginalized communities to see themselves heard and reflected. As part of one of the most rapidly expanding operations at EMW, you will have a strong voice in defining the trajectory of our publication in our first year of operation.

 

THE BORDERLANDS MANIFESTO

Growing out of the EMW Bookstore community, Borderlands seeks to amplify the voices and visions of all artists, storytellers, and makers who challenge conceptual borders within ourselves and in the world. Rather than the mere reproduction of “what is expected” as demarcated by societal boxes, we dare to demand, “what is possible?” We call on all artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers and scientists to travel with us to the borderlands of identity, genre and thought. This is where everything we are meets everything that is infinite. We are the rabble-rousers, the dangerous thinkers, the unapologetic visionaries. Somewhere beyond category and definition, there is a field. We will meet you there.

Borderlands has five sections: LIVES | BEATS | VISIONS | SALONS | WORDS

 
 

 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in an editorial team to create content for the Borderlands website, soliciting and sorting through submissions and/or venturing out to provide coverage of local events

  • In the case of LIVES, producing and conducting interviews with prominent local artists, storytellers, thinkers and makers


TYPE OF POSITION

  • 5-7 hours per week

  • Volunteer with a possibility of being a paid part-time position

    REQUIREMENT

    • The ideal community curator has a strong passion for the section that they choose to work in (if you have the capacity to work on multiple teams, you may contribute to more than one) and is highly involved in related communities locally

    • Experience in copy, editing and publishing

    • Passion for working in a dynamic and quickly-growing team environment

    • A positive, can-do attitude, willingness to learn, and a high level of organization and energy

    • Belief in and desire to support our mission
     
     

     
     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Like what you see? Apply by sending an email to emwbookstore@gmail.com with "Borderlands Copy Editor Application" in the subject line. Please attach the following:

    • Resume

    • Cover letter - In the cover letter, please indicate which section team(s) you are interested in joining, creative and/or intellectual activities and communities you are invested in, and ideas for content that we may seek to solicit or cover in our publication.

    • Writing Samples

     

    DUE DATE

    Accepting applications on a rolling basis. We seek to fill these positions immediately! If you have any questions, let us know at emwbookstore@gmail.com.