Edify wants you to stand up and be counted. We welcome members of the community, those who feel under-represented in the past, to join us in a new venture that will help steer the course of our magazine. We want to hear your voices!
Edify is accepting applications for its five-member Diversity Advisory Council (DAC). This is a volunteer group that will meet every second month with the editor and publisher of Edify. The time commitment would be one weekday block, a maximum of two hours, every two months.
Why a DAC? A successful city magazine should fairly reflect the readership it serves. And that means we want to hear from you. You should be able to see yourself in what’s covered. As our staff is not large, the DAC will help advise the editors on matters of diversity and help the magazine “widen its net” when it comes to covering the wide range of communities that make up our city.
We want a diverse slate of candidates to apply . Do you want to be involved? Council members do not have to be journalists. In fact, we’re looking for people who come from outside of the media, voices from outside the beltway.
The only thing we ask is that you’re willing to learn about journalistic ethics and legal practices.
How to Apply
Applicants must each provide a one-page resume and a written statement of why he/she/they should sit on the Council. Click below to apply online, or send your resume to:
Diversity Advisory Council Edify Magazine
10221 123 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 1N3
For our inaugural Council, two members of the community will be appointed by the publisher and editor; these two will select the three members from the applications received. The editor and publisher will not be part of this selection process, and won’t be involved in the selection of Council members in the future.
The first two members will each serve a one-year term. They will appoint the three other members who will each serve a two-year term.
Members will advise the editor on topics of diversity. This will be accomplished by having the Council review recently published issues as well as comment on future editorial plans or ideas.
To ensure we reach out to the wider community, no individual member can sit on the Council for more than two terms. As noted above, for the first term, two members will sit for one year, three members will sit for a two-year term.
Discussions at the meetings must be held in confidence.