What is the GoGeomatics Editors & Writers Group?
The Editors and Writers group is the beating heart of our magazine. We are the largest and most popular community hub for articles, news, events and geomatics content in Canada. The Editors and Writers group keep the interesting geospatial stories and content flowing on the site. With anywhere from 15-25 members at any given time the group writes and edits articles of their choosing on diverse topics related to the geomatics sector in Canada and further afield. Using our online tools the editors and writers produce articles of interest to the community. The group meets virtually once a month for around an hour. The time involved is usually no more than 3-4 hours per month.
Would you like to Contribute? Become A Leader in our Sector:
We invite you to join the vibrant group of volunteers who keep the GoGeomatics Canada magazine going. If you have enjoyed reading some of the articles on our site and thought to yourself you wanted to do that here is your chance. Apply to join the Editors and Writers group. If you do join you will be in good company. The group is comprised of new graduates as well as seasoned professionals with over 20 years of experience in geomatics. Being a volunteer and writing about your interests in geomatics is a great way to raise your profile in the community and start buffing your resume.
Career Benefits of Volunteering:
Many of our editors and former writers have built on their experience working with us to go on to positions in industry. For new graduates and young professionals it’s a great way to show the community you know your stuff and are passionate about your chosen profession. For seasoned professionals it’s a great way to raise your profile in the sector and increase your chances of being recognized.
Volunteering with GoGeomatics is not a typical ‘work experience’. The group meets once a month using Skype to discuss article ideas, network and assign tasks.
Everything is decentralized and we use online tools to collaborate and manage our activities. As an editor you work at your own pace on your schedule to produce article and geospatial stories that interest you.
Every editor and writer who contributes their time to GoGeomatics is a volunteer.
You should have at least 3-4 hours a month to spare and be able to commit to the role for at least 3 months (hopefully longer). We anticipate your level of engagement will vary due to individual circumstances be reassured that our work ethic is flexible and responsive to your situation.
You must have strong English language skills – as you will need to assist in editing material for the website.
Contact us if you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Our contact tool is here.