Third Stone Journal: Call for Applications

deadline for submissions: 
July 10, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal

Third Stone—a journal devoted to Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and other modes of the Black Fantastic—is expanding its staff with two exciting new positions: a grants and business coordinator as well as a social media coordinator. The individuals who assume these positions will play a vital role in the growth and development of Third Stone, enabling us to innovate and to reach a wider audience as we engage critical and creative conversations on the topics mentioned above. Provided below are the specifications for each position:

Grants and Business Coordinator: 

  • Researches grants and other funding opportunities for which Third Stone Journal can apply

  • Develops and writes compelling grant proposals and reports while building templates to simplify future grant-writing processes

  • Maneuvers the grant/funding application process (along with the Editor-in-Chief), from proposal to submission of the final report once the investment is complete

  • Maintains responsibility for the effective management and control of grants obtained

  • Establishes and monitors the financial accounts for Third Stone Journal 

  • Assists with the administration of grant finances, including the reconciliation of monthly grant accounts

  • Liaises with donors to ensure timely and compliant submissions that enhance Third Stone relationships with funders

Social Media Coordinator: 

  • Establishes and revises the guidelines for social media posts (along with the Editor-in-Chief and co-managing editors) to ensure that posted content is relevant to the journal and its mission

  • Communicates the Third Stone brand in a positive, authentic way 

  • Creates and publishes high-quality content, according to a regular publishing scheduling, that can increase engagement and attract new viewers/authors

  • Maintains existing Third Stone social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, including responses to direct messages tagged posts

  • Researches and builds out Third Stone accounts on new, relevant platforms such as Youtube

  • Collects social media data and makes recommendations for updates/changes that can optimize the social media presence of the journal

  • Sets up Google Alerts for keywords, concepts, authors, etc. related to the Third Stone mission as a way to aggregate potential content

Individuals interested in applying for these positions should reach out to, providing a cover letter and CV/resume. Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.

Editor-in-Chief: Christopher Allen Varlack, Arcadia University

Founder and Managing Editor: Myrtle Jones, Rochester Institute of Technology

Founder and Managing Editor: Seretha Williams, Augusta University