Seeking a new Magazine Designer for POTB

Update 6 July: This position has been filled. We are delighted to welcome Claire Martin to the team as our new Magazine Designer.

We are seeking a volunteer with desktop publishing experience and some free time, particularly  in the first quarter of 2021, to join the POTB team as Magazine Designer. The task – to help prepare the next issue of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts, for printed publication.

Pushing Out the Boat is a literary and arts magazine, publishing high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. Contributions for publication are chosen following an open call for submissions through the POTB website, then the Editor and Magazine Designer work closely together to assemble the content, design the layout and prepare the magazine for printing.

The current issue of the magazine, Issue 15, was published in April 2019 and now we are making preparations for Issue 16 which, ideally and COVID-19 permitting, will be published in April or May 2021. We are seeking a new Magazine Designer to join the team to assist with the design and undertake the desktop publishing of the new issue.

Sample pages from Issue 15

Interested? Take a look at the Our Magazines section of the website where you will find a sample of the most recent issues of the magazine and the full content of some earlier issues. These will give you the idea of what we will be aiming to produce for Issue 16. Text for the content of the magazine will be provided to the Designer as Word files and the artwork as JPGs. We can provide the desktop publishing and graphics software if required.

POTB, a registered charity, is run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated (unpaid) volunteers. Although most of us are based in the Aberdeen area, the Magazine Designer could work remotely. (We’ve recently been meeting via Zoom anyway.)

If you might be interested in this opportunity or would like to know more, please get in touch with us by email to info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk