JOB AD: GUILDFORD WRITERS’ RETREAT REP NEEDED

WHQ NEEDS YOU! It is finally time for us to bring our procrastination-busting Writers’ Retreats to more places, and Guildford is next on the list.

Our ideal candidate will be an early career writer who is looking to branch out into teaching/facilitating, who is approachable, professional, lively and fun, and has interesting things to say about writing. Bonus points for a love of the Shakespeare-old literary tradition of inventing innovative swear words.

We need you to:

  • Facilitate our monthly writing retreat in Guildford (full training given)
  • Promote the retreat via social media, networking and other channels
  • Have an Internet connection and laptop, have basic knowledge of WordPress (or capability to learn), and to not run screaming from social media.

You need to be:

  • An early career writer with a publishing history (doesn’t have to be a major publishing history. A handful of short stories here and there is fine).
  • Local to Guildford.
  • Able to run one retreat every month on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • Be technologically literate enough to: exist on social media, update events in WordPress, use WhatsApp, and generally be aware of this new fangled Internet thing and how it works. This is essential. If you’re thinking ‘oh I can learn that stuff’ but are not already doing that stuff, then sorry this position is not for you. We’ve got a reputation to uphold, man. We can’t be doing with no eggs messing up our sweet, sweet stylings.

A WORD ABOUT CREATIVE WRITING DEGREES

We love ‘em! We’ve got a handful between us! But you don’t need one to apply for this position. One of our reps has two archaeology degrees and a City & Guilds in Stonemasonry. One of them has a qualification in bread making. We just need to know that you write, that you’re good at writing, you’re good at talking about writing, and that you lurve the writing. A creative writing degree doesn’t necessarily prove that.

PAY

This is a freelance position.

We pay £80 per retreat.

We expect you to participate in some marketing outside of retreat days. This mostly involves posting daft gifs on Facebook so hopefully we’re not unreasonable about that.

We will give you full training to set up and run one of our famous one-day, procrastination-busting writing retreats.

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW

We’re going to launch the Guildford Writers’ Retreat in May 2020.

If successful, you will need to attend training in Brighton on Sunday 5 April.

Skype/Zoom interviews will take place ASAP.

APPLY

Send your CV and cover letter to Natalie – [email protected] – by midnight on Friday 28 February 2020 Wednesday 4 March 2020.

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