We are thrilled to announce that, as of January 7, 2020, we are seeking to bring on 9 new individuals to the The Seventh Wave. We hope you’ll consider joining our team and taking this next big step with us.
If you’ve been with us for a while, then you know this has been a long time coming for us. Almost five years in the making now, our organization has grown with each issue we’ve published. It’s wild to think that when we first began in 2015, we were a digital magazine based in Brooklyn. Now, we’re a bicoastal literary arts non-profit with operations on both coasts, and offer two residencies each year (one on Bainbridge Island, WA, and the other in Rhinebeck, NY). And we’ve been blessed to have now worked with 180+ writers, artists, and creatives from around the world. We want to give a special deep thanks to our digital community of artists & activists for believing in us, and for their willingness to engage with our issues with such truth, power, and voice.
Below is a list of each open position. You can also see a summary of the roles and responsibilities on the right. To see the full details for each position, as well as how to apply, click on the position. These positions will remain open until they are filled.
Contributing Editor(s) (4): one issue, half year, volunteer, past contributors only. We are looking to bring on 4 Contributing Editors to join the Editorial Team. You will be assigned 3-4 pieces. On each piece you edit, you will be working with a Managing Editor, who will be responsible for the overall progress and publication of the piece. The Managing Editor will be the one communicating back and forth with the contributor, but you will be integral to the evolution and final form of each piece you work on. We have a Two-Editor Rule at The Seventh Wave, to ensure that every piece receives the attention it deserves. This position is only open to past TSW contributors. To see more details, click here.
Interviews Editor (1): two issues, one year, stipend. The Interviews Editor is a key part of The Seventh Wave, intended to engage with the most dynamic voices of today. You’ll manage our Medium publication, which houses our Interview Column, and work with the Executive Director, and alongside our Digital Strategist, Art Director, and Directors of Outreach, to develop a list of potential interviewees based on our current topic / issue, and be in charge of the overall execution of the goals we collectively set. Our interview column provides a platform for disparate voices to mix, mingle, collide, and complement one another. Our interviewees range widely in industry and discipline, from elite athletes to authors, film critics to performance artists, professors to teaching musicians, adventure photographers to social activists. To see more details, click here.
Art Director (1): two issues, one year, stipend. The Art Director is an instrumental part of The Seventh Wave, as everything we do surrounds the notion of “visual storytelling.” The role of the Art Director, in theory, is one of translation: how do we take a piece of prose, poetry, or any body of words, and turn it into a visual experience for our readers? With each of our published pieces, we want to create an entire world that folks can sink into, and the visual framing of a work is such a big part of that process. As such, the Art Director will curate featured images to go along with our 12-16 published pieces per issue (24-32 in total for the year), and will work with the Executive Director, and alongside our Digital Strategist, Editorial Team, and Interviews Editor to ensure our digital presence is, across the board, on brand and distinct. To see more details, click here.
Director(s) of Outreach (2): two issues, one year, stipend, Seattle & New York City. The Directors of Outreach are the vocal cords of The Seventh Wave, as they are the ones who will bring our digital issues to life: how do we take the conversations that we create online and turn them into offline events, discussions, and opportunities to engage? We want you to look at the world around you, find new spaces, kindred spirits, and physical opportunities to engage the public with our bodies of work. At times, you will be our recon. Other times, you might be an emcee. But you’re always our eyes, ears, and voice on the ground. You embody everything we are, and have that special ability to connect people across borders of identification. When people say, if your organization were a person (or had a personality), who would it be? You. To see more details, click here.
Newsletter Coordinator (1): one issue, half year, volunteer. If our magazine were an airport, the Newsletter Coordinator would be the air traffic control, because you are the one who sends our work out into the world, and tries to make a turbulent experience enjoyable. What we are putting out there in the world is not always what the world wants to immediately read or experience. And so the role of our weekly newsletters, in a way, is to package our pieces into a thing that someone wants to digest. It is a twenty-second chance to make a case for a voice we believe it. That responsibility — to suspend someone’s disbelief, and invite interaction — we do not take lightly. Which is why we want this to be its own role. Because you are the one carrying the torch for us, by creating 14-18 newsletters over the course of six months. To see more details, click here.