Lecture In Progress

10-Week Editorial Assistant

Job Added: 31 October 2019
Applications Close: 13 November 2019
Level: Junior, Entry Level
Contract: Fixed-term
Based: London
Salary: £85.58 per Day
Twitter: @lectureinprog

Role Details

Lecture in Progress has a ten-week opening for an editorial assistant to work across all Lecture in Progress projects. 



As an entry-level role, we are looking for someone wanting to gain editorial experience and learn more about the day-to-day running of an editorial platform. This role is perfectly suited to those with an infectious enthusiasm for creative work and helping fellow emerging creatives find their way in the industry. Tasks will include some writing, editing and research, as well as assisting with social media, newsletters and special projects.



Applicants should have a strong interest in, and some knowledge of, the core disciplines Lecture in Progress covers (design, advertising, illustration, photography, filmmaking, animation), as well as an understanding of our tone of voice, content and overall mission.



The successful candidate will work with the editorial and project management teams to deliver inspiring and insightful content from a wide range of creative disciplines.


You

  • Have a keen interest in writing and editing
  • Have an enthusiasm for exciting creative work and talent
  • Enjoy the challenge of keeping several plates spinning at the same time
  • Understand the Lecture in Progress brand and the key creative disciplines that we cover


Key Skills

  • An ability to write with personality and an eye for detail
  • Proactive, self-motivated and can keep to deadline
  • Good communication skills
  • An awareness of the creative world and creative industry
  • An interest in social media and digital publishing


Tasks

  • Assisting with the day-to-day running of lectureinprogress.com and collaborative projects
  • Helping out with the research and upload of the Feed, Offers and Promotions and Opportunities Board
  • Assisting with the running of social media and newsletters
  • Contributing to the Journal, including some writing, editing, research and picture editing
  • Using the Lecture in Progress style guide and our CMS to upload content


We are proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer

Details

  • Salary: £85.58 per day
  • Level: Entry level
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am — 6pm, with 1 hour for lunch (flexible hours between 8am – 7pm except Fridays)
  • Location: 21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA


Key Dates

  • Application deadline: Midnight 13th November* (*we may extend this if necessary)
  • Interviews 28th and 29th November
  • Start date: January 2020


Equality Policy

Diversity in the creative industry is still a work in progress. As part of our Equality Policy - We are committed in our journey to eliminating discrimination, encouraging and valuing diversity amongst our workforce.

Cities are known to have more creative businesses and diverse populations, and yet, BAME employees make up only 12.6% of the creative industries workforce.

Added to this, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s "Taking Part' Survey" also shows that engagement with the arts is significantly higher for the upper socio-economic group (84.4% in 2016/17) than the lower socio-economic group (67.4% in 2016/17)

This is why we are encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in the creative industry. This includes:

  • People from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • People from lower socio-economic backgrounds
  • People who have not got a university degree