Biodynamics Journal Editor
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|Posted On:||Friday, 28th September 2018|
About Biodynamic Association:
The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.
The BDA strives to embody biodynamic principles in how we operate as an organization, and we have an agile, living approach to organizing our work. Drawing inspiration from Reinventing Organizations and Holacracy, our organization is structured into self-managing circles made up of a number of roles focused on different needs of the organization. Most people on BDA staff fill multiple roles, and the structure of circles and roles evolves to meet the changing needs and opportunities that the BDA encounters and the developing interests and capacities of staff.
The Biodynamics Journal:
The Biodynamics journal is a quarterly publication and is a benefit of membership in the BDA. In publication since 1941, the journal has a long history as one of the preeminent publications on biodynamic farming and gardening in the world. Through this publication, the BDA shares original feature articles, research results, and updates from our members, the biodynamic community, and the broader food and agriculture movements. The journal is available online through issuu.com for all members and in print for Seed Sower, Compost Maker, Land Steward, Earth Champion, and Lifetime members.
View a sample issue online at issuu.com/biodynamics/docs/winter-2018-finalpass_-_online_vers.
Journal Editor Position Summary:
Purpose of role: To provide educational, practical, and inspiring articles and updates that reflect the principles of biodynamics, the current biodynamic community, and the mission and work of the BDA.
In addition to the Journal Editor position, the editorial structure currently consists of the following roles, which support and/or advise the Journal Editor:
All journal roles are part of the Communications Circle.
We plan to work with the new Journal Editor to further refine the division of journal roles and the editorial structure over time. The Journal Editor will also be involved as we continue to evolve the focus and direction of the journal in tandem with the ongoing evolution of the BDA and the communities we serve.
Strong candidates for the Journal Editor role will demonstrate:
Additional helpful qualifications include:
It is also essential that you are inspired by and drawn to our organizational mission. We seek candidates with the capacity and enthusiasm to function well within our organizational structure, which offers a great deal of flexibility and freedom while requiring a high level of motivation, communication, transparency, and accountability.
Time Commitment and Location:
The Journal Editor will begin as a part-time, hourly employee, working an average of approximately 10 hours per week, with potential for increased hours and additional roles, if desired, in the future. Start date is flexible, between November 2018 and January 2019. We strive to create a dynamic, supportive, and flexible organization that allows each employee to realize their creative potential in their work.
BDA employees are responsible for setting their own work schedules in coordination with other roles they collaborate with, and communicating their schedules clearly to the rest of the team.
The BDA is a geographically-distributed, North American organization. All of our staff currently work primarily from home. We have an administrative office in East Troy, Wisconsin. Staff are in daily communication through online project management software, email, phone, and video meetings.
Occasional travel for meetings and events is possible but not required, although attendance at the North American Biodynamic Conference is strongly recommended for networking and understanding the biodynamic community. The 2018 conference will take place November 14-18 in Portland, OR. Travel costs are covered by the BDA.
Compensation and Benefits:
The BDA strives to offer living wages to all employees. The starting pay for this role will be between $13-20 per hour, dependent on the experience, skills, cost of living, and other factors brought forth by the selected candidate. Ongoing compensation will be determined through the BDA's annual collaborative budgeting process, which takes into consideration the needs and gifts of each employee and the organization as a whole. Benefits include four weeks paid time off, eleven paid holidays per year, and the option to participate in a retirement savings plan.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following format:
Subject line: Journal Editor - [Your full name], [City, State]
Within the body of your email, include a brief personal statement addressing:
Please also attach:
Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis beginning Wednesday, October 10. Email email@example.com with any questions. No phone calls, please.
The Biodynamic Association is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building greater equity and inclusion within BDA membership, Board of Directors, and staff. People of color, people of all ethnic backgrounds and religious affiliations, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.