Become a UTA Editor

Interested in radical publishing? Join Upping the Anti as an editor, associate editor, or publishing committee volunteer.

Editorial committee responsibilities include:
· Overall responsibility for the political direction of the project
· Soliciting and writing content
· Financial and administrative tasks
· Participating in production and design
· Liaising with the journal’s advisory board
· Organizing fundraising and subscription drives
· Building distribution and promotion networks

Successful editorial committee candidates will have:
· An awareness of and connection to radical movements both in Canada and internationally
· A commitment to anti-oppressive group process as well as collective political and skills development
· Strong writing, editing, and production skills
· An ability to attend face-to-face meetings in Toronto about once a week

The editors of Upping the Anti believe that there is an important connection between lived experience and political analysis. With this in mind, we encourage potential editorial committee members to explain how their political perspectives have been shaped by their experiences of resistance to oppression and exploitation. On average, the workload for editorial committee members is about 6-8 hours a week, including meetings.

We’ve also created a new category of “associate editors” to benefit from the political contributions of writer-activists across North America who cannot attend weekly meetings in Toronto. Associate editors are non-voting members of the editorial committee who partake in internal discussions and carry out work on the project while also taking part in meetings as they are able to through video or phone conferencing. The responsibilities and criteria for becoming an associate editor are the same as those for the editorial committee position listed above.

If you are interested in becoming an editor or associate editor of Upping the Anti, please submit a resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest. We will contact potential committee members for a brief interview. Please note that there is no financial compensation for participation in the UTA editorial committee.

Upping the Anti’s publishing committee is comprised of editors and advisory board members and is responsible for all journal tasks apart from the storyboard and political development. The publishing committee is looking for Toronto-based members interested in working on tasks related to administration, logistics, distribution, design and promotion. We anticipate a range of commitment levels with a workload of at least 2-3 hours per week.

As with editorial committee candidates, publishing committee volunteers should have
· An awareness of and connection to radical movements both in Canada and internationally.
· A commitment to anti-oppressive group process as well as collective political and skills development.

Publishing committee candidates should have some related work or volunteer experience and a strong interest in building skills and experience in independent publishing. If you are interested in joining the publications committee, please submit a resume and a short statement of interest.

Applications for both committees should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by November 1, 2013. You can also email us with any questions or to discuss other ways that you can support UTA.