Interested in learning about blogging and supporting playwrights? We want to hear from you!
London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support the work of London Playwrights Blog.
The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer interested in learning about blogging and getting involved with a non-profit company during its startup stage.
About the job: The role will primarily focus on supporting LPB in finding and posting opportunities and producing the weekly opportunities roundup. For a person with the right interests and experience, there may also be opportunities to write additional content for the site. The role may involve other administrative tasks, according to the needs of the organisation. There will also be opportunities to become involved with the exciting new projects we’ve got coming up in the next few months.
- Confident writing skills
- Reliable personality
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent spelling/grammar
- Proactive and able to work independently
- Able to follow a writing style guide
We’re looking for someone with a keen interest in playwriting and the new writing industry, although you do not need to have worked in this area before.
No previous experience of blogging or WordPress is required, as training will be provided in these areas.
You must be 18 or older to apply for this role.
What you’ll get out of it:
- Training in how to blog and use WordPress software
- Your byline included on London Playwrights’ Blog
- Excellent knowledge of the new writing landscape in London
- Firsthand experience of working in a theatre non-profit
- Hands-on experience at key events, including London Writers’ Week
Hours/Duration: 6-8 hours per week (approx). The hours are flexible and designed to work around other professional and personal commitments, as the majority of the work can be completed from home. As long as deadlines are met, you can work when you please!
The role requires a four month commitment to the blog, from July-October 2017.
Payment: This post is unpaid. London Playwrights Blog is run on a voluntary basis by its staff and writers, and this applies to the Intern role as well.
What to submit: Please send us:
- Your CV
- A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working with LPB and why you think you’re right for the role
- An equal opportunities monitoring form. (Why do we ask for this information? Click if you’re curious!)
How to apply: Send your application materials to email@example.com, including the job title in the email subject.
Because blogs are deadline-driven, producing polished and accurate work to schedule is the most essential component of this role. Should you be shortlisted, we’ll ask for a reference who can speak to your capabilities and strengths in these areas. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to complete a short exercise to show their aptitude for producing content for our site.
Deadline: Friday 23 June 2017 at 5pm
(And for an inside look at what it’s like working with the LPB team, read this post from our former intern Hector Dyer about what really happens behind the scenes.)