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The Norwich Radical is an online progressive publication based in Norwich. We are a collective of writers, activists, students and workers who work on a voluntary basis to produce a publication which amplifies progressive and radical ideas. We publish a range of content across five distinct sections from our team of regular writers and through externally sourced pieces. Since founding in 2014 we have published more than 1500 articles from writers in India, New Zealand, the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and elsewhere.

We’re currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Perspectives Editor
  • Arts Editor
  • Inter|National Editor

Perspectives Editor

We are currently looking to recruit a new editor for our Perspectives section. Our Perspectives section covers liberation politics and advocacy for minority voices and communities, on a national and international scale.

With the far right on the rise across Europe and elsewhere, we are particularly keen to highlight resistance to this and analyse the underpinning reasons behind this phenomenon. We are looking to source and publish more content from a wider range of voices that speak against dominant narratives propagated and found in the media, especially mainstream outlets, in particular how minority communities (ethnic, ability, sexuality, gender) have been highlighting and resisting these narratives way before the mainstream ‘caught up’.

We anticipate the role will require a commitment of roughly 6-10 hours per week and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Copy-editing and proof-reading content
  • Uploading and laying up content to our website
  • Managing our social media accounts, for the purposes of the Perspectives section
  • Writing and implementing strategy for the Perspectives section
  • Working with, supporting and developing a team of regular writers in your section.
  • Sourcing content from external contributors
  • Representing The Norwich Radical at events
  • Assisting the general work and responsibilities of the Editorial Team
  • Assisting with the planning, organisation and delivery of Norwich Radical events
  • Attending quarterly Editorial Away Days, via remote access or in person
  • Contributing content on a regular and ad hoc basis

In line with this role description, we are looking for applicants with the following skills, experiences and attributes:

Essential:

  • Knowledge and experience of liberation politics and activism
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement and our Strategic Vision

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an editorial capacity
  • Familiarity with WordPress.com
  • Experience of working in a not for profit, voluntary, media or campaigning organisation.
  • Connections with liberation groups and collectives from any minority background, grassroots or mainstream,
  • Experience in a support or mentoring role
  • Experience in writing and delivering strategies

Arts Editor

We are currently looking to recruit a new editor for our Arts section. Our Arts section covers national and international arts-related news, from a variety of fields and areas under this wide umbrella.

We are aware and insistent that arts have a crucial role to play in initiating and directing societal change, now as much as ever. In this political moment, we are particularly interested in showcasing and exploring the role of the arts in the counter-narrative against the rise of far right, fascist politics in Europe and elsewhere. We are also keen to source and publish more content on art forms outside the mainstream, from radical theatre to progressive comics to indie gaming.

We anticipate the role will require a commitment of roughly 6-10 hours per week and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Copy-editing and proof-reading content
  • Uploading and laying up content to our website
  • Managing our social media accounts, for the purposes of the Arts section
  • Writing and implementing strategy for the Arts section
  • Working with, supporting and developing a team of regular writers in your section.
  • Sourcing content from external contributors
  • Representing The Norwich Radical at events
  • Assisting the general work and responsibilities of the Editorial Team
  • Assisting with the planning, organisation and delivery of Norwich Radical events
  • Attending quarterly Editorial Away Days, via remote access or in person
  • Contributing content on a regular and ad hoc basis

In line with this role description, we are looking for applicants with the following skills, experiences and attributes:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of and interest in the Arts (theatre, poetry, publishing, TV, cinema, street art, gaming, etc), nationally and internationally
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement and our Strategic Vision

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an editorial capacity
  • Familiarity with WordPress.com
  • Experience of working in a not for profit, voluntary, media or campaigning organisation.
  • Connections with independent art collectives, bands, festivals, art organisations, publishing groups, game designers, venues.
  • Experience in a support or mentoring role
  • Experience in writing and delivering strategies

Inter|national Editor

We are currently looking to recruit a new editor for our Inter|National section. Our Inter|national section covers national and international news and politics.

In the Inter|National section, we always look to offer insight into those political situations around the world that are ignored by mainstream media coverage. To do this, we seek to bring to the fore the voices of those who are directly experiencing these events and their consequences, largely through the work of the established ‘regional correspondents’ in our regular contributor team. At this political moment, we are particularly keen to highlight the varying forms and instances of resistance to the rise of the far right in Europe and elsewhere,

We anticipate the role will require a commitment of roughly 6-10 hours per week and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Copy-editing and proof-reading content
  • Uploading and laying up content to our website
  • Managing our social media accounts, for the purposes of the Inter|national section
  • Writing and implementing strategy for the Inter|national section
  • Working with, supporting and developing a team of regular writers in your section.
  • Sourcing content from external contributors
  • Representing The Norwich Radical at events
  • Assisting the general work and responsibilities of the Editorial Team
  • Assisting with the planning, organisation and delivery of Norwich Radical events
  • Attending quarterly Editorial Away Days, via remote access or in person
  • Contributing content on a regular and ad hoc basis

In line with this role description, we are looking for applicants with the following skills, experiences and attributes:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of and interest in British and global politics
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement and our Strategic Vision

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in an editorial capacity
  • Familiarity with WordPress.com
  • Experience of working in a not for profit, voluntary, media or campaigning organisation.
  • Connections with campaign groups, activists, trade unions and progressive political figures, nationally or internationally
  • Experience in a support or mentoring role
  • Experience in writing and delivering strategies

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Perspectives, Arts, or Inter|National Editor at The Norwich Radical, please send a statement of no more than 750 words along with a sample of your written work to thenorwichradical@gmail.com. Please note The Norwich Radical is not-for-profit and all writers and editors work on a voluntary basis.

We also request that candidates fill in and send this equal opportunities monitoring form, but this is not compulsory. The equal opportunities form will be separated and anonymised on receipt of your application.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and we are open to candidates who wish to apply for this position as part of a job-share.

Please return your statement, written work sample and equal opportunities monitoring form by midnight on Friday 3rd August 2018. If you have any queries, drop us an email.

 

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  1. I would like to write for The Radical. I am an Hon PROFESSOR AT UEA and worked there for 35 years in Biology I followed this up as MP for Norwich North from 1997 until 2009. I wrote for local newspapers for 4 years.I contribute through Newtons Apple to universities in the Usa ,the Uk and Canada.I still keep up with local national and international political issues .Iam up to speed with health and scientific issues .I give talks on how policy is or isn’t a product of evidence I visit government depts. and help graduates get the advice to apply for the civil service I am political adviser to a wind turbine company in England and Scotland and have just finished a book on ME illness with help from Profs Shakespeare,Wileman and Carding from UEA Med school and Institute of Food Research

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