Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Practice is an activist journal published twice a year. It provides history, debate and analysis on anti-capitalist movements predominantly in North America but also extends to covering issues internationally. Upping the Anti is comprised of an editorial collective in Toronto, associate editors and an internationally based Advisory Board. We are all volunteers in this project. We are currently working on our 19t h issue and working on a fundraising campaign to improve our website. Media Action Research Group (MARG) is an anti-capitalist, feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial research collective studying activist media to document the processes of organization in radical media, and to build networks and capacity within media activism communities from local to global. Working in a partnership, UTA and MARG have created this joint position for Communications Coordinator, to be filled by a candidate located preferably in Toronto (qualified candidates from other cities will be considered). The candidate will work 10 hours/week with Upping the Anti and 5 hours/week with MARG.
Upping the Anti is looking for a creative, independent and well-networked Communications Coordinator for 15 hours a week for six months. This person will work with the editorial committee to help improve the operations and presence of Upping the Anti in activist communities.
In your role as Communications Coordinator, your responsibilities will include the coordination and communication of the Advisory Board, assist in improving our sustainer and subscription base and organizing social events.
For more information about Upping the Anti, please go to uppingtheanti.org
For more information about MARG, you can check out mediaactionresearch.org
Duties for the Upping the Anti will include the following:
1. Assist in better coordination and communication with Upping the Anti’s National Advisory board. This can include: researching better communication mechanisms, checking in with advisory board members on their skills and involvement, researching other models and better practices with other media organizations.
2. Organize one successful event to launch/fundraise/promote the subscription drive or fundraising campaign.
￼3. Directly connect with and reach out to new activist communities and activist publications that have little to no connection to the journal.
4. Assist in promotional duties with Editorial Collective such as social media presence, ad exchanges and tabling.
5. Assist with other elements of the journal that the candidate feels fit.
Duties for the Media Action Research Group might include the following:
1. Contribute to media action research with personal reflection and analysis through
2. writing, blogging, etc.
3. Assist with the production of media projects arising out of Media Action Research
4. Assist with research and outreach of media activists when needed
5. Assist with research promotion (web, social media) as needed
· Knowledge and experience in alternative and/or activist media
· Skills in communications and promotions
· Experience in community-based organizing of events/socials
· Highly organized and able to meet deadlines
· Fundraising experience with members, events and or subscription sales
· Networking experience – social, in-person, vertical and horizontal.
· Self-motivated and able to work independently with a team spread across the country
· Background in academic and/or community-based research
Wage $16.67/hour at 15 hours a week for 6 months.
This is a virtual position. You must have access to your own computer and reliable internet connection. Preference is for someone based in Toronto, but we are willing to consider strong candidates in other locations.
Upping the Anti prioritizes workers from historically marginalized groups that are systematically denied media work opportunities, including women, Black people, people of colour, Indigenous people, queer and trans folks, people with disabilities, etc.
Please note: We appreciate that this is likely to be a second (or third) job for many applicants. We encourage strong candidates to apply regardless, as we are open to discussing flexible options for this position.
To apply, please submit a cover letter (no more than 300 words) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR POSITION in the subject line by 6pm EST on Friday November 17, 2016.
The position starts no later than December 5, 2016.