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JOB: RUN RIOT EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Application Deadline: Midday, Friday, 19 February 2016
Interviews: Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Start: Friday, 26 February 2016
Location: London
Salary: £10 p/h
Hours: Part time, 4-14hrs per week
Post: Freelance
Duration: Until 29 July 2016

Role Overview:
The Editorial Assistant is responsible for writing and uploading the listings and selected content for Run Riot website.

Listings are chosen by the Editor on a weekly basis, and are required to be written and uploaded by the end of each Friday. They include events for our sections art, film, theatre, dance, music, club, and our more subversive and cerebral strands ‘Wild Card’ and ‘Think’.

The hours per week will vary, anything from 4 to 14 depending on the quantity of content. The hours are flexible, so long as the Friday deadline (17:00) is met. Working schedules are agreed on a weekly basis, with the editorial line-up ready on Monday morning.

The content you create will feature online, as well as highlighted in our weekly ‘What’s On’ bulletin, sent to our 23k London based subscribers.

The role will suit anyone wanting to develop their professional expertise in digital publishing, marketing & PR, or journalism.

The post will be reviewed in July while the company undergoes development.

Role Development:
After completing an 4-week training period you will have the option to:
- assist with editorial (selecting events for listings, podcasts, content for RRTV)
- contribute as a paid freelance writer in the blog section (interviews, previews, features)

Requirements:
- you are London based
- you have a laptop with MS Office (required), Photo editing software (required)
- you have access to Google Docs and Dropbox
- you are available for scheduled hours, agreed on a weekly basis

You Are:
- an excellent writer, and able to adopt our house style
- competent with basic CMS
- competent with photo editing and HTML formatting
- very well organised, motivated, independent and a quick learner
- passionate about the creative industries

Role:
- writing content and uploading to website (listings, notices, RRTV, Podcasts)
- picture editing
- editing submitted blogs and uploading

Hours and Office:
- Duration: 5 Months
- Working Hours: Flexible, 4-14 hours per week (agreed in advance per week)
- Location: Flexible (London)

Perks:
- complimentary tickets to some of London’s best cultural events (on a weekly basis)
- industry introductions and networking opportunities
- flexible hours
- flexible working location

How to apply:
Email admin@run-riot.com with the following details:
- explain why you would like to work for Run Riot
- state how you heard about the post
- offer 4-examples of other media you refer to for culture updates (i.e. a particular website, podcast, TV or radio program, newspaper or magazine, etc)
- offer 4-examples of 'culture' taking place in London during March which demonstrate your taste (please include a URL to the event)
- include the URL to your Linkedin profile / or email your CV

Company Overview:
Run Riot began in 2004 as an informal e-bulletin compiled on an irregular basis simply to promote unusual, non-mainstream events to those working in the creative industries. In autumn 2007 the project was launched to the public as a website and weekly ‘What’s On’ newsletter, which is now sent to 23k London based subscribers.

The editorial of listings, interviews and features cover Art, Club, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre with additional subversive and informed sections Wild Card and Think. The free weekly bulletin consists of editorial highlights – with Guest Editors, listings, interviews and competitions.

Run Riot exists to open eyes and broaden horizons - shining a spotlight on the positively shifting culture of our era.

We look to discover and support those on the frontline - innovative and experimental artists, enlightened thinkers, visionaries, positive activists, ethical campaigners and social change makers - passionate people who are paving the way for a better tomorrow. We view the world through the lens of arts and culture in the most generous way.

Run Riot was founded by Jamie McLaren who leads with Editorial and Business Development. He works with a team of freelance and voluntary writers who range from culture enthusiasts to creative industry professionals and established authors and journalists.

In 2017 Run Riot will be 10. Stay tuned!

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Ethical Business:
Run Riot Magazine operates as an ethical business, funded by advertising from arts organizations and on-brand companies who share our values, care and respect for ourselves, for each other, and for the world around us.

Run Riot is proud have the following among its client list: AKA, Artangel, Arts Depot, Artsadmin, ATG (Ambassadors Theatre Group), Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), BFI Southbank, Big Broad Productions, Boom Ents, Bright Green Promotions, Bush Theatre, Cardboard Citizens, City of London Sinfonia, The Cogency, Como No, Dance Umbrella, Dewynters, EMG Ents, English National Opera (ENO), Film London and the British Film Commission, Flames & Fortune, Get In The Back of the Van, Headlong, HighTide Festival Theatre, Historic Royal Palaces, Jacksons Lane, JHI, Joe Public Marketing, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), Lomography, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Hammersmith, Mahogany Opera Group, MediaJunction, Mobius, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery, National Theatre, Natural History Museum, Old Vic, Orange Tree Theatre, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polish Cultural Institute, Print Room, Rambert Dance, Richmond Council, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Rumpus, Sadler's Wells, Science Museum, Seabright Productions, Shakespeare's Globe, Shoreditch Town Hall, Show and Tell, Siobhan Davies Dance, SME London, Soho Theatre, Sold Out Advertising, Somerset House, Sonic Digital, Sound and Music, Southbank Centre, SPILL Festival / Pacitti Company, Spitalfields Music, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Target Live, Tate, TCS Media, The Arts Catalyst, The House of St Barnabas, The Photographers' Gallery, The Place, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Total Media, Tricycle Theatre, Underbelly Limited, Unicorn Theatre, UP Projects, Village Underground, Watermans, Young Vic, Zephyr Digital Consultancy.


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