Selective Focus: Help Wanted

Perfect Duluth Day is looking for a new curator for its ongoing Selective Focus feature. Applications are being accepted through May 9.

Curator sounds artsier than coordinator, right? And it’s not really a writing thing, is it? Well, maybe it’s a bit of all three.

Brian Barber has been curating Perfect Duluth Day’s Selective Focus posts for five years and is ready to give someone else a shot. Tim White did the honors before Brian; the feature has been around since 2014.

Basically, the job involves “curating” roughly 50 articles per year. A little writing is involved, but mostly it’s about showing off visual arts through assembling a variety of images. Usually the writing part is just a short introduction and sometimes a few interview questions. Selective Focus has taken on a few different formats over the years, such as:

Browse the archive to get the feel. The new person is free to spin things in a new direction, stick with the old ways or mix it up.

So, it’s a job?
It’s a work-from-home independent contractor position, but might be considered fun enough to not attach the word job to. It maybe averages two hours of work a week. Some pieces are super easy to assemble; others more complex.

What does it pay?
The remuneration is so feeble we are embarrassed to share the figure publicly. Welcome to modern media! It’s sort of like semi-pro sports — you’re playing for the love of the game. But it does pay a little something and PDD has never bounced a check.

How does one apply?
Send an email to yours truly — paul @ perfectduluthday.com — and let me know you are interested. Maybe include a résumé and work samples or just introduce yourself and ask some questions to feel it out.

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