Distribution & Funding Manager

Deadline for applications: 12 August (earlier applications welcome, applications will be considered on a rolling basis)

Are you interested in arts administration and management? Would you like an opportunity to help bring a successful 13-year-old literary project to the next level? SAND is searching for 1-2 people to join our collaborative all-volunteer team as Distribution & Funding Manager(s), coordinating current and future distribution and funding to get our journal out into the world and help keep us financially sustainable.

Distribution & Funding at SAND covers several key areas. Please include in your cover letter which of the following tasks appeal most to you. It’s important to us that SAND team members work to their strengths and get the chance to learn within their roles:

  • Working with current and future book stores and distributors over stocking and invoicing
  • Growing our distribution locally and abroad
  • Managing administrative communications with contributing writers and artists, including contracts and payments
  • Managing and improving our webshop, ensuring that our issues are delivered promptly through our external distributor
  • Growing our sales, coming up with sales and promotion opportunities in collaboration with the rest of the SAND team

On top of these main responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to partake in SAND editorial meetings and provide input on the content of every issue, as well as attend our team meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM (currently held via Zoom). The weekly time commitment is approximately 4 hours per week depending on your workflow, although this can vary depending on the stage we are at in our issue launch cycle.

You should have most of the following:

  • Fluent English (non-native speakers welcome)
  • Some German, particularly reading skills, is a big plus but not essential
  • Excellent email etiquette and experience with business correspondence
  • Good organisational skills and a head for numbers
  • An interest in improving existing processes. A background in project management or process improvement is welcome but not essential
  • A basic knowledge or interest in learning about invoicing processes
  • An interest in growing SAND’s local and global community
  • Note: For practical reasons, we’re not usually able to consider candidates based outside of Berlin for this role

If you are excited about this position but are not sure if you have all of the necessary qualifications or experience, please apply anyway!

We’re a friendly international team of around 15 volunteers with a range of backgrounds and day jobs, and we welcome applications from all ages and identities. We work flexibly and try our best to accommodate team members’ individual needs and situations. We meet monthly as a full group and have a non-hierarchical team structure.

To apply, please send an email with the subject line: Distribution & Finance Manager application and your CV and cover letter as attachments in PDF format to ruby@sandjournal.com by 12 August 2022 at the latest. Earlier applications are encouraged and will be considered on a rolling basis.