- 2019 junior camp assistants (unpaid) – position open until filled
Editor of California Waterfowl Magazine
California Waterfowl – the biggest regional hunting/conservation non-profit organization in the nation – is seeking a kickass editor to continue the tradition of excellence of its quarterly magazine.
The editor of California Waterfowl Magazine produces an advertising- and member-supported publication that ranges from 68 to 96 pages. The magazine covers not just news of the organization, but any and all topics of interest to California waterfowl hunters.
The magazine editor, who reports to the communications director/executive editor, is responsible for all aspects of production except for design and national advertising sales. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Working with organization management to ensure each issue has:
– Articles critical to the organization and consistent with its interests
– Features that will intrigue and delight waterfowl hunters
– Information that is useful to hunters
- Reporting and writing articles (for the magazine and for the web)
- Evaluating, selecting and editing unsolicited submissions
- Assigning work to freelance writers and photographers
- Acquiring high-quality photography
- Taking and/or editing photos
- Working with organization staff who contribute to the magazine
- Ensuring that all articles have photos, graphics and/or other visual components that hook readers
- Designing basic graphics
- Coordinating advertising (includes working with national ad rep, contacting advertisers, taking classified ads, doing basic display ad design, working with accounting staff on billing)
- Planning basic design (article and ad placement) and working with the magazine designer
- Overseeing production up to the point of printing
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Required: 1) a bachelor’s or higher degree in journalism or mass communications, OR 2) a minimum of five years of journalism experience. We will not respond to applicants who don’t have one of these.
The ideal candidate also has:
- Familiarity with and passion for hunting and conservation, especially waterfowl
- Experience with editing work by professional writers and non-professionals
- Experience producing a publication
- Photo editing and graphic design experience
- Strong organizational skills
- Relentless desire for excellence
- The motivation necessary to achieve complicated tasks without being micromanaged
- The desire and ability to solve problems independently and learn new skills
- Familiarity with the following software:
– Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
– MS Word, Excel and Access
We are comfortable working with someone who does not have all these traits, provided s/he is willing and able to learn them.
Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s skills and experience.
- The job should take no more than 30 hours a week, but can be expanded to a 40-hour position by adding other communications responsibilities.
- We would prefer a candidate who can work in our home office in Roseville, CA, but we are willing to consider a candidate who could work remotely, provided s/he can visit headquarters several times a year.
- Much of the job is office-based, but the editor periodically ventures into the field for interviews and photography.
- Medical/dental benefits are provided.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 2. Please submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter that outlines why you are interested in the job
- A resume detailing applicable skills and experience
- Examples of work, including articles, photography and publications produced
- Salary requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Communications Director Holly Heyser at 916-648-1406 ext. 112. She can provide magazine samples and answer detailed questions.
Junior Camp Sprig-Assistant (unpaid)
We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig junior counselors. The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Junior counselors will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation. The goal is to help youths and adults develop outdoor recreational skills and a conservation mindset while attending single and multiple day camps throughout California.
Objective: To hold CWA youth camps and programs at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun City (near Fairfield) teaching camp attendees (youth and adult) about waterfowl, wetlands, wildlife, shooting, hunting and conservation. The junior counselors will work closely with CWA’s camp program coordinators to promote and host any of the six camps that will be hosted in June and July.
Duties: Program coordination: Work alongside CWA staff to implement camp curriculum. Assist campers in a variety of activities throughout the week like duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and fun summer camp activities.
Qualifications: Applicants MUST BE at least 15-18 years old and have basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills a must, and experience working with youths ages 8-15 years of age preferred. General knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats and shooting is a plus, but not required. Pursuit of a teaching credential in any discipline, recreation programs or related field is preferred. The junior counselors must be energetic, organized, reliable and self-motivated.
Work site, term and compensation: Work site will be Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh; the junior counselors must be able to get travel to camp site and stay overnight for the 5-day camps. Position will be on a camp by camp basis with camps hosted during June and July. This is an unpaid position.