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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.

Digital Marketing Intern

The role

Salary: £17,950 pa, full-time, 12-month fixed term contract

Please note, this position is part-funded by Northumbria University and is only open to graduates of Northumbria University.

The Digital Marketing Intern supports the Marketing team on a varied and interesting range of projects across the organisation. The role has a particular responsibility for social media and newsletters, as well as supporting the broader marketing programme, which might include small in-house design jobs and basic photography and filming. The role also supports in a general administrative capacity when required.

This is the perfect entry-level opportunity for someone who is interested in marketing, social media and literature, 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.

How to apply

Apply online here and complete the Equality Monitoring form here by 9am on Wednesday 1 December.

To apply for the post you will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement. Your statement should outline why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the person specification.

We have an optional opportunity to meet some of the team during the recruitment process (and before the deadline date). At this informal Zoom event you will be able to meet a couple of members of the team, find out more about New Writing North’s work, and ask any questions you might have about the role.

Key dates
Meet the team event (optional): 12.30 – 1.30pm, Wednesday 24 November 2021
Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 1 December 2021
Candidates notified of interview: Friday 3 December 2021
Interviews: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021 in person or via video conference, to be confirmed.
Please note that applications received after 9am on Wednesday 1 December 2021 cannot be considered.

If you would like to attend the Meet the Team session on 24 November or have any questions about the job, please contact Laura Fraine, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, by email in the first instance at laurafraine@newwritingnorth.com.

Programme Assistant

The role

Salary: £18,400 pa (pro rata), parttime, permanent contract

The Programme Assistant is a varied role, supporting the smooth running of New Writing North’s programmes in writing and reading development, literary awards, prizes and events, and the marketing and communications activity associated with the programme.

The postholder will be highly organised and able to manage a varied workload which will include coordinating and running events, organising schedules, meetings and judging panels, sourcing content for our website and digital platforms and collecting data for evaluation.

How to apply

Apply online here and complete the Equality Monitoring form here by 9am on Wednesday 1 December.

To apply for the post you will be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement. Your statement should outline why you’re a suitable candidate for the post and how your skills and experience align with those detailed in the person specification.

We have an optional opportunity to meet some of the team during the recruitment process (and before the deadline date). At this informal Zoom event you will be able to meet a couple of members the team, find out more about New Writing North’s work, and ask any questions you might have about the role.


Key dates

Meet the team event (optional): 1 2pm, Monday 22 November 2021 (please email

fiona@newwritingnorth.com
to receive a Zoom invitation)
Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 1 December 2021

Candidates notified of interview: Thursday 9 December 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 15 December 2021 via video conference


Please note that applications received after 9am on Wednesday 1 December 2021 cannot be considered.


If you would like to discuss the post in advance of application or if you have any questions about the job description please contact Will Mackie, Senior Programme Manager (Writing and Awards), by email in the first instance at
will@newwritingnorth.com.

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