Call for contributions
In short: We are looking for new contributors, ranging from authors to translators, to editors, to team managers, etc. If you are interested in our magazine and want to get involved, please contact us at email@example.com.
Kinea is an alternative magazine in four languages
Since its launch in the beginning of November 2015, Kinea has been regularly publishing new articles in four different languages (English, Spanish, Catalan and French) on topics ranging from politics, to economics, to history and other human sciences, to biology and mathematics. Our readers can enjoy alternative but rigorous analyses, written and translated by contributors in various parts of the world such as Mexico, France, Spain, Argentina and Chile... allowing thus to get a broader view of the discussed topics.
All the articles are selected to respect criteria of rigor, readability and interest. They go through a reviewing and editing process that sometimes allows, in close collaboration with the author, to improve on the text which was originally sent to us.
In order to sustain our publication pace, or even increase it, in order to become even more international (and possibly add more languages), we need to be many more. We are looking for new occasional and regular contributors, from all countries, to join us to handle a very diverse set of tasks (see below).
Kinea is democratically governed
Every regular contributor gets a @kinea.media e-mail address which gives access to our collaboration platform, where everything happens: from editing articles, to collaboratively writing newsletters, announcements and all the rest. Editors are appointed by the team. Finally, all permanent contributors meet once a month through videoconferencing to discuss important decisions, which are then taken on a modified consensus basis.
Kinea is looking for regular and occasional contributors to assume the following roles:
- Author: We are looking for articles on very diverse topics including but not limited to politics and society, economics, science and technology, and human sciences, provided they are clear, original, rigorous, well-explained and may interest a large public. We take care of translating the articles. If you are interested in writing articles for us, please take a close look at the instructions for authors for more details.
- Reviewer: Each article gets reviewed by at least two people, one "specialist" and one "non-specialist". They get access to the working version of this article on our collaboration platform and should leave both specific and general comments about it, or even suggestions for improvement. The “non-specialist” should in particular focus on the accessibility and readability of the article while the “specialist” should focus on the rigor and accurateness of the content. The authors do not know the identity of the reviewers until the end of the process.
- Translator: Translators are a central piece of Kinea's publishing process and they are fully credited for their work. When realistic, we expect from translators to do a little bit of research: to make sure that technical terms get correctly translated and to provide, when possible, alternative links and references in the target language. To ensure the best quality in every language, our translators are remunerated.
- Proofreader: Proofreaders come after everyone else, but before publication, to check and correct any language mistakes that may remain. While not very intensive, it is a very important job, especially to keep the image of seriousness of Kinea and its articles. We are looking for people who do not usually do mistakes in the language which they want to proofread and who can look for the right information when a doubt exists.
- Editor: Members of the editing committee are responsible for making sure the publication process functions well and articles are published every week. Each article is the specific responsibility of one editor. They find people to review it, take a decision (together with the rest of the committee if uncertain), work with the author to make the required changes, help them find illustrations, find translators and proofreaders and make sure everyone is doing their job so that the article gets published on time.
- Team manager: Some contributors like to have someone on their back to remind them of deadlines and encourage them. Additionally, when many contributors live in the same city, it is nice to have them meet by organizing some get-together which can be a working session, a party, or a combination of both. Team managers can also take care of the recruitment process (looking for new contributors and meeting them).
- Communication manager: There is a lot to do to promote articles published on Kinea and give them the readership that they deserve. In particular, it can be very effective to find specialized Facebook pages, groups and mailing lists to inform them of the existence of an article on a subject of interest to them. Either if you have some experience with social media or if you want to learn and are ready to spend quite some time on the task, we would be glad to have you on board.
We are also looking for photographers to give us a free license to their stock to illustrate our articles and the cover of our magazine.