Magazine – Chicago Calendar Manager - Picture This Post Culture Magazine VOLUNTEER Position Summer, 2023
Chicago Calendar Manager
-- ideal position for students and recent grads with keen interests in keeping up with arts and culture happenings
-Minimum of 6 hours/week (No maximum)
-Extensive Prep to Qualify for Zoom Interview (details provided to applicants who apply as instructed and make the first cut)
-Demonstrated ease and comfort with timely email and messaging communications
-Before applying for this position, please also study the full gamut of volunteer job opportunities with Picture This Post at -Volunteer With Picture This Post to make sure that you are zeroing in on the job that most suits your interests.
About Picture This Post and WHAT YOU WILL DO
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
To get a feel for what Picture This Post covers and how it does it, please explore this roundup article-- PICTURE THIS POST — Reports of Arts and Culture Treasures to Stumble Upon (Click a picture to read a story)
- As the Chicago Calendar Manager, you will ensure that all appropriate Chicago arts and culture event press releases sent to the magazine are added to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar.
- You will help design and implement strategies to expand the breadth of Chicago-based cultural offerings available to the magazine, including outreach via social media, email and website messaging requesting addition of the magazine to media lists.
- You will help train PR reps for Chicago-based arts and culture organizations on how to use the Readers’ Calendar for their clientele.
More Details on Your Training:
ALL UNPAID– ALL REMOTE WORKERS:
Picture This Post is an entirely volunteer organization, from top to bottom. Since its inception, Picture This Post has made training college students and recent grads a top priority. This position will likely provide you far more training than a typical “internship”. **After 2 months, undergrad volunteers may request recategorizing their volunteer position to become an official internship per their school's requirements.
Amy Munice, Editor in Chief and Co-Publisher, will be your primary supervisor. She is a 30+ year PR professional and freelance journalist, and cultural reporter who has penned many hundreds of articles. She will be the author of your future reference for job hunting purposes.
Training sessions are held by zoom—often in small groups—throughout the week and weekend. Initially you will need to adapt your schedule to facilitate your training. Once you have the prerequisite skills, you determine your schedule—this is an entirely flexible position time-wise, tailored for those who have one or more jobs and other heavy life loads.
What you can expect to learn and accomplish:
-How an online publication works;
-Insights into the breadth of arts and cultural events in Chicago;
-Potential for making 100's of personal contacts for future job networking;
-How to read press releases;
-*Basics of WordPress and other online publishing automation, intro to how search engines work/html/CSS.
How to Apply:
--Upload your resume and cover letter (Word, or PDF format) via the application form link
-Make sure that your cover letter communicates why you are interested in Picture This Post magazine in general, and this position in specific.
Also, in your cover letter, please include a non.edu (e.g. gmail) email address that will facilitate the magazine adding you to automatic staff updates to help you learn more about the magazine AND also your phone number and your current time zone for purposes of scheduling a Zoom interview/orientation.
-Plan on needing 30 minutes+ to complete prep for the Zoom interview/orientation. (You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to prepare.)
-Have 3 professional or school references available to send at a later date, in the final stage of the application process.