The online knitting publication Knitty is looking for a few good people to help spruce up the place and share knitting techniques in a new way. It currently has two openings, one for shwag designers and one for a video techniques columnist.
The “shwag designer” (and they’re open to working with more than one person) will provide imagery, graphic design and/or typography or other design work to be used on items that will be sold in Knitty’s online shop at CafePress. Designers may submit up to 10 pieces for consideration, and while they say they intend to pick just one “winner” but may choose more. Compensation will be negotiated with the individual artists.
In addition, Knitty is looking for someone to produce technique videos four times a year to replace the “Techniques with Teresa” column that has been a part of the publication for nearly 10 years. Applicants for this position need to be knitting pros, speak clearly and have access to excellent video equipment, as well as having the chops to edit videos for publication. To apply, knitters will need to produce two videos, one on cabling without a cable needle and one of their choice. They’ll also have to provide eight topics for possible future videos. Payment will be $150 per video, and they’re asking for a yearlong commitment (four videos).
The video post will accept applications until August 24, while designers have until August 27 to send in their stuff. These sound like awesome opportunities for the right person!
By Sarah White