Job opportunity: GenderIT.org seeks bilingual content production coordinator

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02 July 2019

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC WRP) is looking for a content production coordinator and experienced bilingual Spanish-English editor (whose native language is Spanish) to join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work. The content production coordinator will be responsible for producing quality content for GenderIT.org, general communications, and building networks, especially with researchers, activists and practitioners, to voice feminist articulations on digital technologies.

APC is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability. The APC WRP works to strengthen the capacity of diverse women’s movements to influence internet usage, development and decision making, through strategies and projects around knowledge/research, movements, policy and networks.

Purpose of the position: The successful candidate will join the APC WRP to manage the quality and diversity of content production for GenderIT.org, including development of an editorial plan and managing publication deadlines with a range of contributors. The content coordinator will be also part of the APC WRP’s Feminist Internet Research Network project and responsible for facilitating knowledge exchanges with feminist researchers in the field of digital technology and coordinating the production of the main research publications produced through the project.

Deadline for applications: 22 July 2019

Start date: 1 September 2019

Remuneration and duration of contract

This is a 0.8 full time equivalent (FTE) position on a fixed-term 12-month contract. Contract renewal is dependent on performance (there will be a four-month probation period) and the availability of funding. Remuneration is in the range of USD 30,000-35,000 for 1.0 FTE; short-listed applicants will receive specific information about the salary range.

Location: The successful applicant may work from anywhere in the world provided they have reliable and consistent internet access. APC provides an equipment allowance and requires staff to use their own computers and office equipment. International and regional travel will be required occasionally. Please note that APC is a networked organisation based primarily in the global South, and privileges this political lens and location in our work.

Responsibilities of the content production coordinator and bilingual Spanish-English editor include:

  • Development of an overall editorial plan and coordination of quality content production.

  • Management of the quality and diversity of content production for GenderIT.org, including development of an editorial plan and managing publication deadlines with a range of contributors.

  • Coordination of GenderIT.org's pool of writers and editors, including identifying and contracting new writers and guest editors.

  • Supporting development of writers, including sharing relevant resources and stories, and providing constructive editing and feedback to help them find their voice.

  • Overall management of web publication on the English and Spanish site, including formatting and publishing according to timelines, and the overall quality of content published, including visuals and images used.

  • Writing of original content and analysis, as needed.

  • Development and monitoring of GenderIT.org distribution and communications strategy, including dissemination to key target groups, and thinking of new ways to engage them in content production.

  • Facilitating conversations and knowledge exchanges between researchers, activists and practitioners to voice feminist articulations on digital technologies.

  • Coordinating the production of the main research publications for the Feminist Internet Research Network project.

The ideal candidate:

  • Loves writing.

  • Is bilingual in Spanish and English, with Spanish as native language.

  • Is interested in examining broader social and cultural issues related to the internet from feminist perspectives.

  • Is a team player, with good coordination skills.

  • Is inspired by working with other writers, and is comfortable with both copy-editing and line-editing without losing the writer’s voice.

  • Enjoys interacting with readers, and thinking of new ways to engage them in content production.

  • Is a feminist at heart and in practice.

  • Has a strong feminist and political analysis on current issues, including technology, and has published articles, research or analysis that relates to gender and technology.

  • Has at least three to five years of experience in project coordination or as an editor and at least one year of experience specifically in running media platforms and an understanding of internet publishing.

  • Has experience in networking and animating online exchanges between women's rights and technology organisations and activists.

  • Is preferably located in Latin America.

  • Has an advanced or upper intermediate reading and writing skills in English.

How to apply

Send your CV along with the documents mentioned below as part of your application to jobs@apc.org with “GenderIT.org content production coordinator” in the subject line.

For the purpose of this job, all relevant documents should be in English to aid in overall assessment. The following information should be included in your application:

  • Your name, email, phone, location and gender.

  • An email/letter in English explaining:

    • Why you are interested in joining our team

    • How you would describe your editorial style.

    • What relevant personal, activist, professional and/or academic experience and expertise you have.

    • What drives your interest in online feminist publishing platforms such as GenderIT.org.

  • Three examples of pieces you have edited and are most proud of. (A combination of English and Spanish pieces – you can include translations.)

  • Two samples of your writing, preferably published (preferably one in English and one in Spanish)

  • Three names of referees who will send references if you are shortlisted for the job.

We look forward to hearing from you before 22 July latest. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by writing to jobs@apc.org.

Please note that we are only able to contact you if you have been short-listed.

APC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sexuality or gender identity, disability or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, development and training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. APC values people from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from the global South, working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect. We particularly encourage women, trans, gender queer/non-binary and gender-diverse people to apply.

Project details

GenderIT.org is a bilingual site operated by the APC WRP with more than 300 writers who share research and analysis on the internet, digital technology and gender. It draws in academics, journalists, activists and advocates from different contexts, largely in the global South, who voice feminist articulations on emerging concerns in the digital fields through analytical writings as well as innovative formats such as podcasts, comics and personal essays.

GenderIT.org also facilitates interaction with a wider community of researchers, activists and practitioners to inform policy advocacy work, with the aim of creating an internet that integrates and respects the rights and demands of women, trans and gender-diverse people. Check it out here.

The Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). FIRN focuses on the making of a feminist internet as critical to bring about transformation in gendered structures of power that exist online and onground.

The network is made up of feminist researchers in the digital technology field, primarily based in the global South. The members of the network undertake data-driven research that provides substantial evidence to drive change in policy and law and in discourse around internet rights in one of four thematic: access, online gender-based violence, datafication, and economy and labour. The broader objective of the project is to ensure that the needs of women, gender-diverse and queer people are taken into account in internet policy discussions and decision making. Learn more here



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