Vacancy – Midwifery Matters Editor

by | 10 Sep, 2020 | ARM news | 0 comments

Role Description

Do you have the vision to take Midwifery Matters magazine into the future? Are you passionate about midwifery and birth issues? If so, then you could be our next Midwifery Matters Editor. We are looking for an ARM member who is confident using information technology, has excellent attention to detail, and a passion for feminist, radical midwifery. This role also needs someone with the time to network with birth professionals and ARM members.

You will work approximately half a day per week on the magazine. In return for your commitment remuneration will be dependent on your skills and experience. Remuneration is on a self-employed basis and will be approximately £300 per month (exact remuneration dependent on agreed activities).

You will liaise with our designer who will do the layout so you won’t need Indesign experience – but familiarity with Adobe Acrobat/workflow through PDFs is a plus. If you do wish to undertake the design elements please mention this in your application, for instance if you are already familiar with Adobe Indesign.

You don’t need to be a registered midwife but will require a great deal of familiarity with midwifery and birth plus an affinity with midwifery. We welcome applications from student midwives or newly qualified midwives as well as those with more experience.

You’ll need an extensive network in the midwifery community or the ability to create one. You will actively liaise with our social media manager and magazine designer, creating call-outs for articles on the ARM website/social media. You should be confident to write your editorial for each edition of Midwifery Matters, plus able to quickly write news articles/blog and social media posts as news arises. Your writing and editing skills (grammar and spelling) need to be excellent and you should be a great communicator and work well with the ARM Steering Group, your editorial committee and our dedicated design and social media team. You will liaise with our membership secretary, the printers and the distributors, making sure that we are compliant with all the relevant legislation including GDPR and that Midwifery Matters reaches our members by post and by email on schedule.

There is also scope for the editor of Midwifery Matters to take a visible role for ARM, attending conferences and events to help raise our profile.

For informal enquiries, please email our current editor Nicky Grace: nicky@midwifery.org.uk
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to: enquiries@midwifery.org.uk
Application deadline: midnight 16th October 2020

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