This first year of TrekUnited Publishing has been immensely satisfying for me. With the help of a small group of dedicated friends I've been able to introduce promising and established authors to a wider audience, feature the work of some brilliant artists and give Star Trek fans a taste of what fan fiction could be like if we embraced the opportunities that technology is offering us right now.
Much as I have loved what we have done, I cannot help but wish that we could do more. However, if we wish to capitalise on the new ground that we have broken and provide Star Trek fandom with a truly comprehensive fan fiction publishing service - and specifically if we want to do more Trekzines - then we have to expand our team which means, as publisher, I have to bite the bullet and delegate: if I can get supervising editors to help produce our Trekzine, I will set our 2012/13 schedule to bimonthly. So...
Applications are invited for the position of...
Art Editor : Personal Logs Trekzine
This a non-paying position which will be for six issues over twelve months for HFO: Personal Logs, the Trekzine of TrekUnited Publishing. The art editor would be expected to...
- Advertise for, organise the auditioning and supervising of the cover art
- Likewise you would be expected to find B&W title art for each article
- You would be expected to take the raw artwork and add the title, byline & promotion text etc to it to create the title page for each work.
- Manage spot illustrations where available
- Create a banner for each story
- Manage the online storage of all graphics
- Create deviantART entries for the artwork of all stories and work with the artists to help them make the most of their exposure in the 'zine.
- Provide input on artistic and creative matters in production discussions and provide help on graphics problems.
- Contribute towards creating the necessary logos, thumbnails, advertisements, etc needed to promote our work.
You will be expected to have an extensive knowledge of photoediting to accomplish this and ultimately, if it 'gets down to the wire' and we can't find something we need from outside, you will be expected to create something suitable so you will need to have a certain amount of artistic talent of your own.
As with all aspects of TrekUnited Publishing I will be overall quality control but I DON'T micro-manage: it will be your name on the masthead as Art Editor, not mine, so it will be your rep' on the line, not mine. I subscribe to the "Orchestral" organisational method: As the 'Conductor' I make sure everyone is in tune with each other and our finished performance as whole is examplary - I might set standards for you but I don't tell you how to play your instrument! Specifically I will be give you help and guidance from my five years of creating over a half-dozen titles and dozens of issues plus help rnging from contacts & networking to organising & auditioning.
The rewards? You will get the opportunity to network with artists from all over the world, help them get their work publicised and play a vital role in cutting edge electronic publishing! As a supervising editor, you will gain experience in the production and promotion of digital publishing. As an artist you will be constantly challenged to provide solutions to our needs using high-quality artistic input which will give you ample opportunities to practise creativity in graphic design that can be added to your portfolio.
I would foresee that this would be an excellent opportunity for an art student in senior year high school or university who wants experience in the world of publishing. However I also see this as an opportunity for someone who has had experience with hardcopy fanzines to step up to the plate and take a swing at digital publishing.
...oh, and when I say digital publishing, if we go to bi-monthly publishing, I will also be advertising for an eBook editor to turn our content into eBook format for ePub and Mobi, which covers Kindle and everything else!
Pitches should be as Notes to me on deviantART or PM me for an email address. You will be expected to have looked over our last issue of Personal Logs and tell me...
- Why do you want the position?
- What would you do with similar fiction and artwork
- If possible link me to previous work that you feel relevant
Feel free to ask questions here or PM me.
Kirok of L'Stok
Publisher, TrekUnited Publishing