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Call for nominations for the Board of the Media Co-op

Deadline extended to Oct. 21!

by The Media Co-op


We'll be holding our Annual General Meeting from coast-to-coast-to-coast on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 6pm EST. Join us!

This is a personal invitation to get involved in shaping the future of the co-op, by either running for our Board of Directors or submitting a resolution to be discussed.

Join our Board of Directors team!

The Media Co-operative is going through a period of change and visioning, and we're looking for new ideas and insights to that will allow us strengthen and grow. You can help achieve that by joining our board!

Never penned an article in your life? No problem. The best teams have people with diverse backgrounds and experience. We are calling upon fundraisers with a social conscience, community activists who know the power of media, experienced and passionate administrators and progressive thinkers of all stripes!

The Media Co-op offers a unique board experience. As opposed to many boards where directors rubber stamp decisions and are detached from on-the-ground concerns, our team is expected to be active, provide feedback and be involved.

Current openings are for:

  • One Toronto Media Co-op Local representative (live in the GTA? This is the spot for you.)
  • One Montreal Media Co-op Local representative (Live in the Montreal area? This is the spot for you.)
  • One Halifax Media Co-op Local representative (Live in the HRM? This is the spot for you.)
  • 3 Editor representatives (had to have worked or volunteered at least 10 hours/week for the Media Co-op)
  • One Reader representative (Do you subscribe to The Dominion or sustain our work with a monthly payment? This is the spot for you)

We hooked you. Didn’t we? This is going to be great, you know it, we know it, and now all you need to do is put your name forward as a candidate. This is how you do it:

Please submit your nomination and a 200-word explanation of why you rock, along with a photo of yourself (optional) to info [at] mediacoop.ca by Tuesday October 21 at 5pm (EST). Elections will take place during the AGM. We'll post your photo and write-up on the site to introduce you to our other members before the AGM.

More information:

Director Responsibilities include:

  • Monthly Directors meetings over the phone (2 hours per meeting)
  • Being active on committees (Finance, Fundraising, Board Development, Staff Liaison). 
  • Ensuring Media Co-op By-laws are followed
  • Helping to promote the Co-op in your backyard (virtually and physically)10 hours of work a month including meeting times
  • Being comfortable with a virtual work environment. This is a big country and we live all over it.
  • Commitment to anti-oppression practice and media activism

You can consult our by-laws at http://mediacoop.ca/bylaws

Wait, what is a Local Representative on the Board of Directors?

These positions are the link between local work and the national board. They work closely with the local in question and ensure that the lines of communication stay open. You'll ideally be an active member of the local co-op in your area, and will bring news and ideas from to the local to the board, and report back to local members about national activities and dicussions. This is one way of making sure we do not lose touch with the grassroots. This is an area that we will be focusing on improving, so we need strong voices at the table representing each local.

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