Part-time Das Blatt Editor
Das Blatt is a monthly, Christian-based, German-language periodical published by Mennonite Central Committee for children ages 5-12 in Low German communities with limited resources. The magazine exists to promote literacy and to foster connection between children in different communities. It is designed to engage and stimulate elementary-aged readers by focusing on learning fundamentals and creating awareness and curiosity about the broader world. It is also intended to serve as an educational tool for teachers to help them present information in an interesting and appealing manner.
The Das Blatt editor is responsible to plan, coordinate and produce the magazine which is published 11 times per year. In addition, this position is required to assist with some editorial tasks in producing the Mennonitische Post, which is published 21 times per year.
This position requires the successful candidate to live out and embrace the Christian faith foundation of MCC; ensuring the Christian ethos and Principles and Practices of MCC permeates their work and relationships. The successful candidate will live out their faith by serving others and advancing the mission of MCC as they relate to staff, readers, constituents, donors and others.
• High school diploma required. Post high school education and teacher training preferred. • Bilingual competency in German and English (written and oral). Should also understand and speak Low German. • 3-5 years of experience with writing, editing and publishing. • Demonstrated ability to break down concepts into simpler and understandable pieces. • Ability to work remotely. • Proven computer experience using Microsoft Office (Windows) and willingness to learn publishing software like Photoshop and InDesign.
• Proven organizational skills and attention to detail. • Proven time management skills such as prioritization and ability to work under time pressure and deadlines. • Strong team player, collaborator. Enthusiastic and flexible mindset, willing to help where and when needed. • Ability to take initiative and responsibility, sometimes with little supervision, and to follow through reliably and persistently. • Favorable police record check.
How to Applyhttps://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/das-blatt-editor
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