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Jobs and Opportunities

Abode Press is a volunteer-run press based in Central, Texas. Volunteers should align with our values: intersectionality, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and empathy. Scroll down to view our open positions!

Administrative 
Assistant 

Starts August, 1 2024

Description

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for working directly with the Director who will distribute tasks dealing with any of the following: author management, website management, handling email correspondence, finding PR opportunities for authors, and tasks that may pop up during the week. The administrative assistant provides a helping hand with all administrative tasks and will gain hands-on experience in the publishing world by working directly with the Founder and Director. This is a remote position. The only times the job may be in-person is if you’re able to attend Abode-hosted readings, events, and/or AWP/other conferences (though not required). Applicants based in Central Texas are highly preferred, but not required. Applicants should have a strong desire to amplify marginalized voices and should align with our values: anti-racism, anti-colonialism, intersectionality, and empathy. Applicants should expect to spend 1-3 hours a week in this role. This position is set to begin August 1st, 2024.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Finding PR opportunities and submitting proposals on behalf of Abode’s authors/chapbooks

  • Updating the website as needs pop up

  • Handling email correspondence for author management

  • Helping set up for events/providing technical support on Zoom

  • Attending virtual staff meetings to cover Press related topics

  • Bi-weekly meetings with the Director to discuss weekly goals, tasks, ideas for growth

 

Tools/Software

  • Slack (for team communications)

  • Gmail (for work-related communications)

  • Experience with WIX

  • Zoom

 

Payment Details

This position is a volunteer role. However, the administrative assistant will be able to take any Abode writing workshops for free. We do this because until we acquire grants to provide stipends to staff, we want to ensure we’re able to provide thanks in some form for your efforts to help Abode.

 

Apply

To apply, please send an email to diamond@abodepress.com with “Administrative Assistant Application” in the headline along with a cover letter in the body of the email stating why you think you would be a strong fit for this role and your alignment with our Press. Please include a resume as well.
 

Graphic
Designer 

Starts As Soon As Possible! 

Job Description

As the Graphic Designer, you are responsible for creating all graphics to be used on our social media channels + for websites/events/etc. You will use our Canva Pro account to create graphics according to our brand colors and upload weekly graphics in the #socialmedia Slack channel for the Social Media Manager to schedule weekly posts. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe designer platforms are also welcome, but not required. Previous experience is preferred. This is a remote, volunteer position requiring at most 3 hours a week.

 

Responsibilities:

- Creating social media graphics weekly according to Press’s needs

- Getting approval for designs from Director

- Uploading 1-3 graphics weekly in #socialmedia Slack channel by Sunday for the Social Media Manager so they can schedule the posts for the week

 

Tools/Technology:

- Slack

- Canva, or Adobe designer platforms

- Familiarity with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram/Threads, Bluesky)

Payment Details

This position is a volunteer role. However, the Graphic Designer will be able to take any Abode writing workshops for free. We do this because until we acquire grants to provide stipends to staff, we want to ensure we’re able to provide thanks in some form for your efforts to help Abode.

 

Apply

To apply, please send an email to diamond@abodepress.com with “Graphic Designer Application” in the headline along with a cover letter in the body of the email stating why you think you would be a strong fit for this role and your alignment with our Press. Please include a resume as well.

Work with Us

To apply, send a resume and short statement on how you align with our values to diamond@abodepress.com 

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