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We are currently recruiting! We have both Editor and Contributor vacancies, across multiple sections. Please find more details below.


Community Editor

The Norwich Radical is an online progressive publication founded in Norwich. We are a collective of over 25 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 1000 articles from writers in India, New Zealand, the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Romania, and elsewhere.

We are currently looking to recruit a new member of our editorial team who will be working as our Community Editor. Our Community section covers Norwich and Norfolk.

Whilst The Norwich Radical has grown and expanded beyond its Norwich base since its inception in 2014, we believe strongly in retaining a connection with the community we built ourselves in. We aim to keep on top of developments within Norwich and the wider Norfolk area, especially in relation to local politics, campaigning, community organising, arts, activism and social issues.

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 Community section
  • Writing and implementing strategy for the Community 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:

  • 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
  • Knowledge of and interest in Norwich and Norfolk community issues, arts, and politics.
  • Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement

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.
  • Experience in a support or mentoring role
  • Experience in writing and delivering strategies

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Community Editor  at The Norwich Radical, please send a statement of no more than 750 words which addresses the brief, 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. Applicants do not have to be based in the UK, but ideally for this position you will be based in East Anglia, England.

Please return your statement, written work sample and equal opportunities monitoring form by midnight Saturday 25th March. If you have any queries, please do just drop us an email.


Arts Section Contributor

The Norwich Radical is an online progressive publication founded in Norwich. We are a collective of over 25 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 1000 articles from writers in India, New Zealand, the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Romania, and elsewhere.

We are currently looking to add new members to our team, in this instance a regular contributor to our Arts section.

We are interested in applications from individuals who wish to submit creative and/or critical pieces. In regards to this we are looking for individuals interested in submitting prose, fiction, visual art, videogaming, music, and work which has a political undercurrent but is not necessarily explicit. We are keen to receive applications from individuals who are happy to review creative work and/or events, and those who are happy to also write non-fiction on rotation (analysis, readings, opinion pieces, articles, etc.) in addition to original work.

Applicants will commit to writing an article of 600-1000 words in their section once a fortnight, or a submission of creative work in another medium.

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

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Open to collaborative work
  • Willing to interview or contact external sources
  • An active interest in the arts world
  • Knowledge of the chosen writing field(s) (e.g. prose, games, art, music)
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Arts Section Contributor at The Norwich Radical, please send a statement of no more than 400 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. Applicants do not have to be based in the UK.

Please return your statement, written work sample and equal opportunities monitoring form by midnight Saturday 25th March. If you have any queries, please do just drop us an email.


Community Section Writer

The Norwich Radical is an online progressive publication founded in Norwich. We are a collective of over 25 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 1000 articles from writers in India, New Zealand, the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Romania, and elsewhere.

We are currently looking to add new members to our team, in this instance a regular contributor to our Community section. Our Community section covers the politics and society of Norwich and the wider Norfolk area.

Applicants will commit to writing an article of 600-1000 words in their section once a fortnight.

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

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understanding of the current political situation in Norfolk
  • Understanding of and connection to social movements, political parties or campaign groups in Norfolk
  • Active interest in the politics, arts, and social issues within Norwich and Norfolk
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Community Section Writer at The Norwich Radical, please send a statement of no more than 400 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. Applicants do not have to be based in the UK.

Please return your statement, written work sample and equal opportunities monitoring form by midnight Saturday 25th March. If you have any queries, please do just drop us an email.


Student Section Writer

The Norwich Radical is an online progressive publication founded in Norwich. We are a collective of over 25 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 1000 articles from writers in India, New Zealand, the US, UK, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Romania, and elsewhere.

We are currently looking to add new members to our team, in this instance a regular contributor to our Student section.

We are looking for writers who can contribute articles of analysis of the student movement, higher education policy or the student experience. We are keen to see applications from international students, academics or other staff members, and school pupils or teachers.

Applicants will commit to writing an article of 600-1000 words in their section once a fortnight.

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

Essential:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong and fluid written communication
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • An understanding, knowledge and sympathy of and with the aims and objectives of the student movement
  • Commitment to the values of The Norwich Radical, as laid out in our Founding Statement

Desirable:

  • An interest in the NUS and other branches of representative student democracy
  • Active involvement in student-led campaigns (in the UK or overseas)

How to Apply

To apply for the role of Student Section Writer at The Norwich Radical, please send a statement of no more than 400 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. Applicants do not have to be based in Norwich, or in the UK.

Please return your statement, written work sample and equal opportunities monitoring form by midnight Saturday 25th March. If you have any queries, drop us an email to the above address.

2 thoughts on “Join the Team

  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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