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Reminder: Editor Wanted!

February 12, 2017

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS EDITOR WANTED!

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The Editor will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the TDWP BRIEF ENCOUNTERS range.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT AND BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

THE DOCTOR WHO PROJECT (TDWP) is the longest continually running fan run and created fiction series based on the long-running BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

TDWP centers on the continuing adventures of an alternate Doctor and his companions.

Stories are published as part of an overall season that concentrates on delivering a collection of short stories that sees the Doctor facing new and original situations in time and space.

We have been publishing original Doctor Who fiction since 1999. We are a group of fan artists, writers and editors who work together to bring an original collection of Doctor Who fiction for other fans reading enjoyment.

We have published over 100 original stories, in two strands (TDWP & Brief Encounters). We have won several awards for our fiction including two MediaWest FANQ Awards for “Best Doctor Who Fiction”.

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS is TDWPs on-going series of original short stories – typically in the 5000 word range – featuring television Doctors 1-7 and their associated companions.

THE POSITION

Duties will include:

  • Works closely with the TDWP Range Editor.
  • Review and assess story proposals from prospective writers.
  • Evaluate suitability of manuscripts for publication and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization.
  • Read and edit copy to be published to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires.
  • Confer with authors, staff writers, and others regarding revisions to copy.
  • Works with writers to help fine tune their stories.
  • Plan and implement layout and/or format of stories to be handed off to Range Editor for publication on TDWP site.
  • Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met.
  • Write or prepare introductions, marketing and promotional materials for publication (e.g. blog, website, news services, and promotional items).
  • Plan and maintain production schedule(s) for publication of Brief Encounter stories.
  • Recruit, supervise and oversees Brief Encounter staff (BE Assistant Editor).
  • Solicits new writers.
  • Participate in Editorial Board chats.
  • May be called upon to represent TDWP at conventions, events, panels, online, blogs, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent editing skills.
  • Possess a good command of the English language; speaks and writes English fluently.
  • Should have had some prior experience with editing, preferably in editing fiction.
  • Familiar with Doctor Who classic (1963-89) series, its history, characters, continuity, etc.
  • The candidate should be imaginative, enthusiastic, open to new ideas, resourceful.
  • Must be able to meet and adhere to deadlines.
  • Be able to work well with others – team player.
  • Be able to take direction from others.

If you have the skills and qualifications for the above position, please reply with your full name and email contact, outlining your past editing/writing experience and why you feel you would be an ideal candidate for the post.

Applicants are also asked to include a sample(s) of their writing in Word or PDF format.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2017

To apply for this position, email TDWP Editorial Board at thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca.

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