Following a successful Catalyst bid MPT is looking for a new team member to support the development of our web and communications strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate on an internationally important, UK-based poetry magazine, founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort and currently edited by Sasha Dugdale. MPT, one of very few journals specializing in the translation of poetry, is supported by the ACE as a National Portfolio Organisation.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the use of digital media in the arts and experience in and enthusiasm for digital innovation in literature and the arts. We are also looking for someone with a history of contributing to successful funding bids in the area of digital media and the arts. MPT will be fundraising over the next two years for large digital development projects and the successful candidate will be a vital part of this process.
Web-editing skills and experience of using social networking for arts promotion are essential, as is excellent written English and proofing skills.
You will work closely with the Editor and the Managing Editor, who is responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative matters. Both are answerable to the Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly in London. This is a home-based self-employed role but with a requirement to attend launches / events and other meetings. The candidate will be expected to use their own PC and mobile telephone, and have a good broadband connection.
Salary: £5,200 per annum (approx. 35 hours per month flexible) on a self-employed basis, initially on a six-month fixed term contract which can be extended for a further eighteen months (two years in total). The contract may be renewed after this period subject to appropriate funding being found.
Closing date: 1st July 2013. Interviews: 16th July 2013, London.