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Call for Nominations: Media Co-op Board of Directors
It's your media - run it!
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Dear contributors, sustainers and readers,
The Media Co-op Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. local time. (The Halifax location is to be determined. Expect a formal invitation to follow.)
Annual General Meetings are where members come together to discuss the past year's successes and challenges, elect new board members, propose and vote on policy and approve the annual budget.
The reason the Media Co-op is a co-op, and not a regular non-profit, is because members have a say in developing the nature and activities of the organization. This is reflected in our day-to-day practice, while the AGM provides a formally recognized forum for us to get together and decide on how we want to see the Media Co-op develop.
You can read up on this year's AGM here
At this AGM, the Media Co-op will be electing new Board members. The Board consists of Contributor, Editor, and Local (i.e. Halifax Media Co-op) members. Read on for details on how to run, or how to nominate someone. We would love to have representatives from Nova Scotia. This is your chance to truly run your media!
Contributor members include people who have contributed to two issues of The Dominion prior to becoming a member and contributed to at least one issue of The Dominion in the past year, or who have contributed four editor-reviewed posts to any Media Co-op Local website in the past year. A contribution includes but is not limited to: photography, illustration, comics, editing, copy editing and writing. Managing Editor Member
Managing Editor Members have worked (not necessarily paid work) at least 20 hours per week for the Co-op for three months before becoming a member. To maintain their membership, Managing Editors must have day-to-day involvement with The Dominion, Media Co-op and/or Local Co-ops with breaks away from the paper lasting no more than three months, unless a formal exemption for up to six months as approved by the Board. Local Reps
Local Reps are current members of one of our four locals (Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal or Halifax) who wish to work on coordinating between groups in their city's local, as well as on helping to build and fortify the national Media Co-op network. We are seeking enthusiastic local reps as we expand our board, with the goal of bringing fresh new perspectives and energy to the organization.
Director terms are three years. In general, the Board meets by conference calls once per month.
The Media Co-op board:
- Makes hiring decisions
- Bottom-lines the budget process
- Clearing house for conflict resolution
- Mobilizes members based on member type
- Organizes member committees
- Undertakes certain fundraising projects
- Initiates AGM
Interested in running for the Media Co-op Board? To apply, send a 200 word explanation of why you would like to serve on the Board, along with a photo of yourself, to email@example.com by September 20, 2012.
Please use "MEDIA CO-OP BoD" in the subject line of the email, otherwise it may not be included.
Don't hesitate to contact the Halifax Media Co-op editorial collective with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you at the upcoming AGM,
The HMC Editorial Collective