Available

Volunteer

Positions

This Side of West is run by a dedicated group of UVic undergraduate students.
Volunteering for This Side of West is a great opportunity for UVic undergrads who want experience in editing and publishing.
We are looking for volunteers for the positions listed below. Positions will remain open until filled.
For Issue 20, This Side of West will first seek applications from UVic Undergraduate Students who are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour.
We will review applications from only BIPOC UVic Undergrads from July 15th to August 15th 2021. From August 15th onwards, all UVic Students may apply.
We strongly encourage BIPOC UVic Undergraduate Students to apply for a volunteer position at This Side of West.

Director of Submissions

We are hiring a Director of Submissions. The Director of Submissions monitors and organizes all submissions to This Side of West. Among other duties, the Director of Submissions has the following responsibilities:
  • Monitor incoming submissions.
  • Ensure each submission is sorted into its genre folder.
  • Track which pieces are accepted and rejected.
  • Ensure staff members are aware of submission dates.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Director of Visual Art

We are hiring a Director of Visual Art. The Director of Visual Art creates artwork for This Side of West’s publications, posters, social media posts, and more. Among other duties, the Director of Visual Art has the following responsibilities:
  • Design covers for This Side of West’s 2021 Editorial Anthology and Issue 20.
  • Design posters for each TSOW event.
  • Collaborate with the Social Media Director to maintain a consistent aesthetic for TSOW’s social media, posters, and publications.
Our ideal candidate is a talented visual artist who has graphic design skills and is able to create new artwork quickly.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • One or more samples of your artwork. Send samples as a .pdf or .jpeg file.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Director of Social Media

We are hiring a Director of Social Media. The Director of Social Media operates all of This Side of West’s social media, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Among other duties, the Director of Social Media has the following responsibilities:
  • Develop a consistent and attractive theme for the TSOW Instagram and Facebook pages
  • Post to Instagram and Twitter on a weekly basis.
  • Promote TSOW events, Writing department events, writing opportunities for UVic undergrads, and more.
  • Develop online initiatives to engage the UVic writing community via social media.
Our ideal candidate has an active social media presence, weekly availability to manage TSOW’s accounts, and experience managing social media for an organization.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Director of Equity and Diversity

We are hiring a Director of Equity and Diversity. The Director of Equity and Diversity will help This Side of West’s Executive Team realize its goal to publish 50% BIPOC artists in Issue 20. Among other duties, the Director of Equity and Diversity will have the following responsibilities:
  • Contact student unions, departments, and individual authors to inform them of This Side of West’s submission opportunities.
  • Work with the Director of Social Media to communicate our values via Social Media.
  • Report on submission demographics and provide suggestions on how to make This Side of West’s staff and publication more diverse.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Fiction Editor

We are hiring two fiction editors. Among other duties, Fiction Editors have the following responsibilities:
  • Review all fiction submissions.
  • Select fiction submissions for publication.
  • Edit fiction submissions.
  • Host TSOW Events.
  • Review Fiction for Social Media.
Our ideal candidate is a strong fiction writer and editor who has had their fiction published.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
  • A 100-300 word cover letter.
  • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Drama Editor

We are hiring one Drama Editor. Among other duties, Drama editors have the following responsibilities:
  • Review all Stage play and Screenplay submissions.
  • Select Stage play and Screenplay submissions for publication.
  • Edit Stage play and Screenplay submissions.
  • Host TSOW Events.
  • Review Books for Social Media.
Our ideal candidate is a strong drama writer and editor who has had their writing published.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
    • A 100-300 word cover letter.
    • A resume detailing any relevant experience.

Internship

We are hiring two interns. Interns help the Directors and Editors at This Side of West with many different tasks. Among other duties, Interns have the following responsibilities:
  • Promoting TSOW to First-Year Students.
  • Promoting TSOW events.
  • Attending TSOW meetings.
  • Reading submissions.
  • Suggesting submissions for publication.
  • Suggesting edits.
  • Hanging Posters.
  • Reviewing books for social media.
Our ideal candidate is a motivated, hard-working, writer who has a positive attitude, and is willing to do what it takes to help the journal.
To apply, send the following to thissideofwest@gmail.com.
    • A 100-300 word cover letter.
    • A resume detailing any relevant experience.