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Managing Editor (Voluntary)

Right Now Inc

About Right Now

Right Now is an independent not-for-profit media organisation focused on human rights issues in Australia. Our work begins with the belief that creating a positive, rights-respecting culture in Australia begins with the flow of information. Our vision is an Australia where people have informed and inspired discussions about human rights, equality and justice.

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor ensures the smooth running of Right Now magazine. The primary responsibility of the Managing Editor is to ensure members of the editorial team are completing their assigned tasks (commissioning and editing), with the aim of ensuring that a consistent and reliable flow of articles is being published in the magazine.

Now in its sixteenth year, Right Now has published a vast range of established and emerging writers, poets, human rights activists, lawyers, academics and artists, with a particular commitment to elevating diverse voices and perspectives. We seek to consistently emphasise the importance of human rights, both by highlighting stories that are relevant to readers’ daily lives and uncovering the ways in which human rights are being compromised in Australia and around the world.

Managing Editor tasks

The Managing Editor:

  • Is responsible for ensuring the team commissions content on a rolling basis.
  • Coordinates editing delegation and oversees the editing process.
  • Updates and maintains the publishing schedule.
  • Assists the Editor-in-Chief to undertake final review of content prior to publication (quality control).
  • Collaborates with the Editor-in-Chief to organise and plan fortnightly editorial meetings, and fills in for the EIC to lead these meetings as required.
  • Collaborates with the Culture and Community Manager to maintain team spirit.

Time commitment

  • Regular communication with the editorial team in between fortnightly editorial meetings.
  • Additional meetings as delegated by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Estimated 6-8 hours per week.

Please email Rastko Antić at community@rightnow.org.au using the subject line: Managing Editor (Voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs with any questions you might have to assist with your application.

Right Now is stronger when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience, including lived experience. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People of Colour, people from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds, people with diverse religious beliefs, women, LGBTIQ+ people and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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