Interested in Applying for the Asst Editor But You Have Questions?
I’ve received a few emails over the past week asking about the Assistant Editor post and thought I’d post this here to address the questions I’ve received in case a few others have had the same questions. Hopefully this will provide answers for anyone interested. But, if you have other questions, please feel free contact us.
Some general information:
- This is a volunteer position and not paid post. We are a fan run project for fans and we do this for the love of the show. It would be great if we could pay people, but sadly we can’t at this point in time.
- TDWP is basically high quality fanfic. We’ve won awards for our stories. We’ve been publishing original Who fiction since 1999 and to date have published over 125 stories.
- You do not need to be based in Canada if you’re interested in applying. Our current editorial board resides in Vancouver Canada, Italy and Australia so we mainly correspond via email or the occasional Skype text chats. (Our writers are from all over – Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, UK and more.)
- The project doesn’t take up a lot of time especially now as we’re only publishing the ocassional Brief Encounters (aka BE) story. The editing work would take as long as it would take you to read a story and do a redline/blueline edit and then return the edited story back to the editor and the story writer. Obviously this would depend on how quickly you can read and do an edit – our previous Editor would take anywhere from a week to 4 weeks max per story.
- Other commitment time wise is the ocassional Skype chat meeting up with the editorial board, or as long as it takes you to reply to an email. Typically the Skype chats – text only – occur on a Saturday or when it’s most convenient for all concerned. We’ve usually meet up around 12:30 pm Pacific time and chat anywhere between 1-1.5 hours if that – depends on what our schedules are like and how much we have to chat about. As we’re only doing BE stories at the moment, I doubt there’d be many occasions when we’ll meet up for a chat.
- It would be nice if the new Assistant Editor would commit for a while – at least 6 months as I don’t want to have to find someone else again in 6 months. I’d hope the person would be willing to commit to at least a year, or longer, or as long as they want. But that’s all up for discussion later.
- As for any other work that the project involves, the Range Editor handles things like updating the website, coordinating the artists and covers designs, formatting/layout of the stories, creating PDFs of the stories, uploading stories online etc. Writers obviously have to write their stories, sometimes are interviewed for our seasonal interviews, write up a short and long story synopsis.