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Join Us

We are pleased to announce that we’re currently hiring new staff members. All of our positions are remote and volunteer. Please email us your application at hello@halfmystic.com. General questions can be directed to the same email.

We are pleased to announce that we’re currently hiring new staff members.

All of our positions are remote and volunteer. Please email us your application at hello@halfmystic.com. General questions can be directed to the same email. Include the following information in your application:

  • Bio (short, third-person biography)

  • What music means to you (what draws you to music? What keeps you there?)

  • Resumé (prior experience in the field you’re applying to)

  • Supplementary material (see individual position descriptions)

  • Why you're interested in the position you're applying for (see individual position descriptions)

  • What you’ll bring to Half Mystic (what is your spark? Why do we need you? What do you have that no one else does?)

The positions available are as follows:


Associate Editor

A high-responsibility and privilege role just below the editor-in-chief in seniority. Main responsibilities include providing detailed editorial review on and acceptance or rejection decisions for prose and poetry submissions to Half Mystic Journal, as well as all genres of manuscript submissions to Half Mystic Press. Also manage, set deadlines, and provide feedback to HM team members, and proactively pitch ideas for moving HM forward as a company and community while remaining true to our core values and aesthetics. Applicants must have at least two years of prior experience with managing literary journals, publishing houses, radio shows, or other arts organisations. Supplementary material: choose three pieces of any length, style, genre, and subject matter published in any three online literary journals, and write a sample editorial review as if these pieces were submitted to Half Mystic Journal. Assume there is no theme to adhere to, and the only criteria you’re evaluating the pieces on are craft and musicality.


Interview correspondent


Pitch three potential interviewees of independent musicians making an impact in the literary and artistic communities to the editor-in-chief per month, draft and revise interview questions, and correspond with interviewees to create a polished and insightful interview to be published on the Half Mystic blog. Also, interview musicians and artists featured in Half Mystic Journal, authors published by Half Mystic Press, and musicians and poets featured in Half Mystic Radio, for promotional material. Supplementary material: choose three of your favourite independent musicians and draft seven to nine interview questions for them each.


Designer

Create graphics using public domain stock images adhering to Half Mystic's visual aesthetic, for use on social media, the blog, and our email newsletter. Note that applicants may apply both as a designer and social media correspondent (see below); it is not mandatory, but if you are interested, simply include supplementary material for both jobs. Supplementary material: choose three of Half Mystic’s recent blog posts and create alternate graphics for them. Also create three sample graphics for use on social media; the first should read “Half Mystic Journal’s Issue VII: Aubade out now”, the second “20% off all Half Mystic Journal issues this weekend”, and the third "Rona Wang’s Cranesong out now from Half Mystic Press".


Social media manager

Curate, schedule, and post daily updates to Half Mystic's Twitter and Facebook feeds promoting our journal and books, latest blog posts, wholesale partners, and contributors' achievements. Interact with the HM community on these platforms, share contributors' work, adhere to our brand guidelines, and maintain HM's unique aesthetic and voice throughout. Supplementary material: write three potential Facebook posts and three potential tweets.