HIRING: Copy Editor

Special Project
Monday, May 22, 2023
Multiple contributors

Part of

Short Term, Part-Time Contract: Copy Editor 

Mountain Standard Time Performative Art

Hours: 30 hours total

Compensation: $1,050 ($35/hr)

Location: Remote - Mohkinstsís/Calgary 

Application deadline: May 22, 2023

Start date: June 5th, 2023

End date: July 3, 2023

About Mountain Standard Time Performative Art

Foregrounding the body, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art (M:ST) creates an artistic and cultural environment where nuanced dialogues, ethical reflexivity, and social change are animated through experimental, risk taking programming. With each project we build a bespoke infrastructure in which artists can create their most ambitious work within relevant local and global contexts. 

M:ST is committed to growing consensual relationships with the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), and the people of the Treaty 7 region which includes the Tsuu’tina, Siksika, Piikani, Kainai First Nations and the Îyârhe Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw First Nations- on whose land we live. This territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.  We are grateful for the land where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, called Mohkinstsís in Blackfoot, meaning “elbow.” 

About the job + work environment

M:ST is looking for a copywriter to join our team as we work towards the launch of our new publication ISSAY! magazine. 

ISSAY! is a free, digitally accessible arts magazine that exists at the intersection between mediums and localities. We prioritize the works of marginalized creatives and offer this publication as a space where communities have agency to tell their stories. For issue 1 of ISSAY! we are curating a selection of works that span genres, and are seeking a creative addition to our editorial team to bring these stories to life. 

As a copy editor, you will work with the Editorial Intern to edit drafts from contributing writers in order to ensure consistency and quality. You are detail oriented, bring a high caliber of proofreading skills, and seek clarity in your work. This position is perfect for someone who is creative, organized, enjoys literature, and has great communication skills.

Please note: this is a remote position. Specific hours of work are at the discretion of the copy editor with consultation from the Editorial Intern. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Edit and proofread drafts from contributors for ISSAY! magazine
  • Exercise quality control to ensure the highest standards of style and writing (grammar, spelling, syntax, diction, and punctuation)
  • Assist in the preparation of material for publication
  • Work with the Editorial Intern to edit and/or evolve the style guide as necessary
  • Ensure relevant feedback and other revisions have been applied correctly

Essential Skills 

  • 2+ years of experience editing and/or proofreading communications in a digital publication or creative environment.
  • A solid understanding and grounding in grammar, usage, style, and punctuation.
  • Strong knowledge of usage guides, including The Chicago Manual of Style.


Send us either:

  • a resume and letter to introduce yourself (maximum 2 pages for the letter); or
  • a video link of file (maximum 10 minutes); or
  • a voice recording link or file (max 10 minutes),

to info@mountainstandardtime.org by May 22, 2023

HIRING: Copy Editor


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