Word of Colour

Roles

With our expansion into Bristol, Words of Colour Productions and Digital Women UK have a number of freelance roles and development opportunities to fill. The deadline for all posts is Wednesday 20 March 2019.

London roles

Social media assistant
This position is for a digitally-minded and digitally-literate undergraduate, or a recent graduate, with strong social media, written English and editorial skills. You should be well organised and passionate about the arts, writing industries and cultural and creative inclusivity. This role will enable you to build on your current skills with regular appraisals, mentoring and professional development opportunities with the potential to be our social media coordinator for London.

Commitment: A minimum of 10 hours per month, largely working from home, with access to Words of Colour’s base at Second Home in Shoreditch or sister site in London Fields, plus the flexibility – with notice – to attend evening and weekend events. The successful candidate will work closely with the social media coordinator and with the executive director. There will be an induction process and three month probationary period.

Freelance videographer
We are looking for an emerging videographer to supplement our core team to film in-house for Words of Colour and Digital Women UK, along with partner and client projects. You will have a strong visual aesthetic, can work under pressure, in different settings, with strong social skills. You will need at least two years experience, your own equipment and to be London-based. You will have the opportunity to be professionally mentored and be part of a creative and enthusiastic team.

Development Opportunity: Guest reviewers
Do you love books, film, theatre and want to develop your reviewing skills? Words of Colour has a long tradition of developing sharp and incisive online reviewers. Covering film, books (of all genres) and theatre, this is a great opportunity for people of colour who are members of a book club, poetry club, film club, or journalism students who want to gain experience, and build a portfolio. Perks include attending press nights, complementary advance copies of new books, mentoring, portfolio building and professional development. All out of pocket expenses will be covered. There will be a trial period of three months.

All candidates will be expected to confidently represent Words of Colour Productions and Digital Women UK at events – and on its digital platforms.

How to apply

You will need to submit:
– An up-to-date CV (no more than two pages) reflecting your relevant experience and interests, with two referees
– Three examples of your work (depending on the post you are applying for, please send examples of your reviews and blog posts, photographic portfolio, videos/films. For ease of access, please provide hyperlinks to your examples of work within your application.)
– A cover letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you think you are suitable for the role, what you think you can contribute to Words of Colour, its ethos and projects, and what you would like to learn.
– Please include links to your social media handles in your cover letter

Please email your application to [email protected] by noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019. If you have a query about any of the roles, please telephone 020 3176 5646.

Selection process
Shortlisted candidates, for all roles except ‘Guest reviewers’ will be invited to attend an interview with the executive director of Words of Colour Productions, and another member of the team. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

*The successful candidates (London) will be notified by Tuesday 26 March 2019.

*Interview dates (Skype interviews are possible, by arrangement):

For the social media assistant role (Tuesday 2 April 2019)

For the videographer and photographer roles (Thursday 4 April 2019)

*Subject to change.

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Bristol roles

Freelance photographers
We are looking for two up and coming photographers who are passionate about racial and cultural inclusivity in the arts and want to build up their portfolio, have access to professional development and be part of a team of creative entrepreneurs. You need to have at least two years experience, your own equipment and can work evenings. We are looking for practitioners who want to be part of a team that includes professional and award-winning photographers, and are happy to represent Words of Colour. You will need to be Bristol-based.

Freelance videographer
We are looking for an emerging videographer to supplement our core team to film in-house for Words of Colour and Digital Women UK, along with partner and client projects. You will have a strong visual aesthetic, can work under pressure, in different settings, with strong social skills. You will need at least two years experience, your own equipment and to be Bristol-based. You will have the opportunity to be professionally mentored and be part of a creative and enthusiastic team.

Development Opportunity: Guest reviewers
Do you love books, film, theatre and want to develop your reviewing skills? Words of Colour has a long tradition of developing sharp and incisive online reviewers. Covering film, books (of all genres) and theatre, this is a great opportunity for people of colour who are members of a book club, poetry club, film club, or journalism students who want to gain experience and build a portfolio. Perks include attending press nights, complementary advance copies of new books, mentoring, portfolio building and professional development. All out of pocket expenses will be covered. There will be a trial period of three months. All out of pocket expenses will be covered. There will be a trial period of three months.

All candidates will be expected to confidently represent Words of Colour Productions and Digital Women UK at events and on its digital platforms.

How to apply

You will need to submit:
– An up-to-date CV (no more than two pages) reflecting your relevant experience and interests, with two referees
– Three examples of your work (depending on the post you are applying for, please send examples of your reviews and blogs, photographic portfolio, videos/films. For ease of access, please provide hyperlinks to your examples of work within your application.)
– A cover letter of no more than 500 words explaining why you think you are suitable for the role, what you think you can contribute to Words of Colour, its ethos and projects, and what you would like to learn.
– Please include links to your social media handles in your cover letter

Please email your application to [email protected] by noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019. If you have a query about any of the roles, please telephone 020 3176 5646.

Selection process
Shortlisted candidates, for all roles except ‘Guest reviewers’ will be invited to attend an interview with the executive director of Words of Colour Productions, and another member of the team. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

*The successful candidates (Bristol) will be notified by 4pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

*Interview date (Skype interviews are possible, by arrangement): Thursday 28 March 2019

*Subject to change.