Are you Peril’s next Editor in Chief?


If so, we’d like to meet you.

Peril Magazine is looking for a passionate workaholic self-starter with a passion for Asian Australian arts and culture interested in taking on the role of Editor in Chief. This person is the front-line responder to all of Peril’s operational needs, they set the agenda, develop the timelines, support our team, dream up new big ideas and keep the whole magic ball rolling.

Please note, Peril is an all-volunteer organisation which is, depending on grant funding, able to pay small honorariums on a per edition basis. That said, we are always looking for ways to remunerate our artists fairly and to do better with the resources at hand, so we welcome big dreamers too.

We are looking for someone with substance and depth, and the requisite #badassasian qualities that make Peril what it is. You would be working with a dedicated board of Asian Australians who care about the stories that matter, and leading a dynamo team from all around Australia and beyond.

Things we would very much love about you in no particular order:

  • Deeply caring about Asian Australian arts and culture. Natch. Lived experience matters to us. Do not be afraid of yours.
  • Having a vision to match that care. Each Editor – every volunteer in fact – of Peril has brought something of themselves, we would love to learn more about yours!
  • Having relevant qualifications or practical experience in the areas of writing, publishing, editing or a related field. If you’re running your own incredible blog and racking up the global social media feels, then yes – that totally counts as much as a post-graduate qualification.
  • Your excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Digital literacy and the ability to – or willingness to learn – drive your way around the WordPress backend.
  • Your patient and relationship-focused way of working with people from diverse cultures, genders, socio-economic backgrounds and life paradigms. #nomeaniesneedapply
  • Great organisational and people skills. See above.
  • Grant writing, project management and practical administration skills.
  • Basic financial literacy and a sense of responsibility and care in the work you do.

Do not be afraid if you do not have all of these characteristics, we would encourage emerging editors and experienced editors alike to consider us, and would consider joint or other kinds of applications. Surprise us!

To apply.

  1. Send us an email with an EOI, completing this simple paragraph in 500 words or less:

I would like to be Peril’s next Editor in Chief because…

What I love most about Peril is …

My first edition on Peril would look at… 

I can’t deny it, the best thing I could bring to a team like Peril is… 

You are then welcome to include your CV and some links to online or other writing/editing samples, but please keep your application to 2 pages. We are an online magazine, our attention spans have atrophied to 1000 words or less.*

You have until the end of March. Feel free to email and talk to us beforehand. Perks of the job are many, but the work is pretty hectic too, so we would love to get to know you and let you know what Peril can offer you.

* speaking only for myself, I promise.


Author: Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Eleanor Jackson is a former Editor in Chief and Poetry Editor of Peril and currently Chair of the Board.

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