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Senior Editor - black&write! (Identified)

State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane

State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is an adventurous 21st century library dedicated to documenting the story of Queensland & providing access to our collections & reference material. SLQ delivers dynamic & culturally engaged programs as well as centres of engagement with children, youth, families, Aboriginal peoples & Torres Strait Islander peoples, and culturally & linguistically diverse communities. Our employees have the enviable task of creating new & innovative ways for the community to access, engage with & enjoy SLQ’s rich resources & amazing spaces. SLQ values people, knowledge, learning & client service, and is dedicated to enriching the lives of all Queenslanders. As an SLQ employee, you will enjoy a range of flexible work options, excellent professional development opportunities, state-of-the art facilities & technology, a health & well-being program & many other benefits.

Job details

Job type Temporary Part-time
Occupational group Arts/Culture/Heritage
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/SLB250459
Closing date 25-Sep-2017
Job duration 2 years (0.8FTE)
Contact person Angela Renshaw
Contact details 3842 9486

**Closing date extended to Monday 25 September 2017**

**Role description updated Friday 18/08/2017**

Identified role: This role is designated as Indigenous Identified.  Under s.25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), it is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

As the Senior Editor - black&write!, you will be part of a unique project to foster a significant Indigenous writing community in Australia. You will work with a national focus to foster Indigenous writing and writers through the recruitment, training and mentoring of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors in the development of Indigenous authored manuscripts.

As the Senior Editor you will:

  • encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers;
  • mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors;
  • support and work collaboratively with writing sector partner organisations
  • initiate and support public discussions, debates and workshops relevant to the black&write! project; and
  • building the recognition of the State Library’s key role in promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing and editing.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the editorial development of winning manuscripts received through the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships, working collaboratively with authors and publisher to ensure manuscripts are at publication standard and delivered within agreed deadlines.
  • Contribute to the management of the black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Program including administration of the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships.
  • Provide mentorship and support for the Junior Editor - black&write!, editing trainees and student work placements.
  • Contribute to strategic marketing and communication initiatives and opportunities for black&write! and SLQ  at a local, state, national and international level.
  • Work effectively as a member of the black&write! team in the delivery of the team’s operational, business and strategic activities; and, contribute to a positive and productive work environment.
  • Provide advice and leadership to other members of the Partnerships branch, within your area/s of expertise.
  • Contribute to the achievement of a positive and effective team and work environment by participating in work area goal setting and service improvement.

Your application to this role will remain current for 12 months and may be considered for recurring vacancies which may be at an alternative location or alternative employment basis (full time or part time).

Applicants must download the attached role description for further information about this position; and carefully follow instructions for submitting an application.

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