TextileArtist.org are seeking a writer/editor to join the team

TextileArtist.org is seeking a part time writer/editor to join the team!

TextileArtist.org community members! We’re seeking a writer/editor to join the TextileArtist.org team on a part time basis.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for textile art and some knowledge of textile techniques and processes
  • Have professional experience as a writer and editor
  • Be available for regular freelance work and committed to fulfilling the role until at least February 2019

What is the job?

Every Monday TextileArtist.org releases a new article. For the rest of 2018 we’ll be concentrating on Artist Interviews and From Conception to Creation articles.

Please read the TextileArtist.org overview for an understanding of how the business operates and the type of content we provide.

For each article we publish, the writer/editor we are seeking will be responsible for:

  • Proofreading and editing the text provided by the artist to enhance clarity and digestibility (restructuring sentences and paragraphs so they are concise, looking out for repetition, replacing alienating language etc.)
  • Doing necessary research about the artist in order to fulfil the following parts of the brief
  • Writing an intriguing introduction, a compelling title and exciting subtitles
  • Writing a call to action for the end of the interview to encourage engagement from the community
  • Writing a persuasive snippet for the newsletter about the article encouraging community members to click through and read on
  • Writing 3 short social media statuses with unique reasons to click through and read the article.

The raw interview text will be provided by our content manager and should be returned to them within 7 days of receipt fully edited and accompanied by the introduction, title, subtitle, call to action, newsletter snippet and social media statuses.

Fee is negotiable.

How to apply

If you are interested, please drop an email to joe@textileartist.org using the subject line 'Application for writer/editor post'. In the email please state your relevant experience (or attaching a cv) and provide a short example of your writing (ideally art or creativity related).

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