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A great organisation in which to share your skills and creativity

Would you like to come and work for the North’s leading literature development agency and play a part in supporting great projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Durham Book Festival and our award-winning work with young people?

We’re a small organisation with a dedicated, creative team, supported by a great board of trustees. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, we work to support writers and literature across the North of England.

An organisation is only as strong as its people, and we look after our staff with training and professional development opportunities, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme. You’ll be given responsibility and encouraged to develop your skills from day one. We’re an open and friendly bunch and we think New Writing North is a great place to work.

We believe that all writers should have the opportunity to tell their stories and we work with under-represented communities to help make this happen. We would like our workforce to better reflect the diverse communities in which we work.



Much uncertainty remains whilst we work through the Covid-19 pandemic and the New Writing North team is currently delivering the majority of programme digitally with staff working from home.

Digital Marketing Intern

The role

Salary: £17,290, full-time, 12-month fixed term contract

This position is part-funded by Northumbria University and is only open to graduates of Northumbria University.

New Writing North is the literature development agency for the North of England. We are looking for a Digital Marketing Intern to work on an exciting range of projects across the organisation.

We’re a team of 14 staff based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our work is busy, creative and varied. We support writers at all stages of their careers, commission new writing, run an extensive young people’s programme, and produce a wide range of activities for readers, including Durham Book Festival.

The Digital Marketing Intern has a particular responsibility for social media and newsletters, as well as supporting the broader marketing programme. Tasks might include updating the website; collating data; undertaking small in-house design jobs; or basic editing.

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone who is interested in marketing and literature; who is excited by the way social media can help us to engage and inspire our audiences; and who is keen to gain experience working in arts administration. The ideal candidate will be a creative and organised self-starter with a willingness to learn new skills.

Please note that this position is part-funded by Northumbria University and is only open to graduates of Northumbria University. You may have graduated from the university at any time. Northumbria University also offers the post-holder the opportunity to take one module of a postgraduate degree, appropriate to their particular interests and professional development.


Remote working

Due to Covid-19, the New Writing North team is currently working from home. It is expected that the post-holder would work from home from January-March 2021. It is our intention that the team would then move to a combination of working part-time in the office and at home, when it is safe to do so and following Government advice.

The New Writing North office is in central Newcastle. Please note that this office is on the second floor of a building that is not currently accessible. If access to the office would be problematic for the post-holder, we will consider requests for the role to be home-based for the duration of the contract.

Whether office or home-based, the post-holder should be available for occasional meetings in central Newcastle.

How to apply

How to Apply

All applications must be received via our website at the link below. The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 8 December 2020. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 15 December 2020 via video conference

The internship will start in January 2021

To apply, upload your CV and letter of application to our website. Your letter should outline why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the job description.

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