QNews is growing! Vacancy: Editor-in-chief of the magazine

QNews is expanding and, due to this expansion, now wants to hire a part-time editor.

The magazine editor will join our existing editorial team. Online editor Jordan Hirst began QNews in 2012, followed by designer Amsnel Gorgonio in 2015. Entertainment editor Michael James joined the team in 2016, then current editor of Destiny Rogers magazine the following year. Earlier this month, the addition of Sarah Davison from South Australia broadened the platform’s national perspective.

QNews editor Richard Bakker said the publication’s expansion plans included a commitment to reflect the diversity of LGBTIQ+ communities.

“One of the great strengths of our communities is its diversity. QNews embraces diversity and inclusion.

“We are proud of our existing editorial and writing team. Jordan, Amsnel, Michael and Destiny have all been with us for many years and continue to make us proud. We were also fortunate to have Sarah on the team recently. And we remain eternally grateful to the many wonderful contributors who power both our print and online offerings.

Part-time magazine editor

QNews needs a part-time magazine editor to work from its office in Holland Park, South Brisbane.

QNews Magazine is a print and online publication serving LGBTIQ+ communities in Queensland and beyond.

The editor’s responsibilities include planning, managing and producing the monthly QNews magazine. They will create content, develop story ideas and also liaise with our other editors and contributors to ensure that each monthly magazine provides readers with an informative and entertaining reading experience.

The Magazine Editor will possess exceptional writing, editing and creative skills. QNews the editorial policy emphasizes readability measures and SEO optimization. (Magazine articles are also published online.)

Editor’s Responsibilities

  • Generate story ideas
  • Liaise with editorial staff, designer and contributors
  • Approve the content, appearance and layout of submitted articles.
  • Liaise with writers and designer to discuss features, layouts and artwork.
  • Comply with media law and industry regulations.
  • Regularly send briefs to writers that include deadlines and writing style.
  • Proofread, edit and rewrite articles to meet publishing standards.
  • Help staff meet deadlines.

Richard Bakker said: “Our current team can attest that QNews is a fun and friendly place to work with a strong team ethic based on cooperation and a commitment to advancing our LGBTIQ+ communities.

“We look forward to adding another member to this team.”


Applications close June 10, 2022. Please send a 300 word sample + cover letter and CV to [email protected]

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