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HELP WANTED: Art Editor

November 16, 2017

TDWP ART EDITOR

The Art Editor will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the artistic style and look of The Doctor Who Project (TDWP) through design of story covers, flyers, posters, graphics, etc. They will co-ordinate a team of freelance artists, as well as work with various fiction strand editors to help develop/create art materials.

The Doctor Who Project is made up of a group of fan artists, writers and editors who work together to publish a collection of Doctor Who fiction for other fans reading enjoyment. We have published over 150 Doctor Who short-stories and fiction collections since 1999 through three ranges – The New Adventures, Brief Encounters and our newest range, The Time Detectives. We are also the recipient of 6 MediaWest FANQ Awards including two, Best Doctor Who Fiction.

THE POSITION

Duties will include:

  • Work closely with the TDWP Project Editor, as well as the New Adventures, Brief Encounters and The Time Detectives, Range Editors. Discuss design and layout ideas with the aforementioned Editors.
  • Submit artwork for various projects and publications (e.g. story covers, logos, posters, blogs, website, etc.).
  • Liaises with other artist in the co-ordination of project required artwork (e.g. story covers, logos, general artwork, etc.).
  • Plan and co-ordinate activities of artists and ensure production deadlines are met.
  • Recruit, supervise and oversee other artists, illustrators and/or photographers.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate artwork for marketing and promotional materials (e.g. blog, website, news services, and promotional items).
  • Plan, implement and maintain deadline(s) for required artwork.
  • Design cover templates, so that the end product has a recognizable look and style.
  • 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:

  • Design and layout experience.
  • Creative, with a well-developed visual sense.
  • Adept with page design software and the internet.
  • Able to motivate and co-ordinate other artists, offer tips on how to improve their work.
  • Organized; confident in presenting ideas.
  • Must be able to adhere to and meet deadlines.
  • Be able to take direction.
  • Be able to work well with others – team player.
  • Be able to see other people’s point of view and be unfazed by criticism.
  • Familiar with classic Doctor Who (1963-89 series), its history, characters, etc.

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

Applicants are requested to include a sample(s) of, or links to, their work.

**Please note that TDWP is a fan project and this is a non-paying position.**

Application Deadline: December 9, 2017

To apply for this position, send an email to the attention of the Editorial Board at thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca.  Please include your name, city/country where you reside, detail your design experience, contact details.

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