FUTURE PUBLISHERS SCHEME
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
Nine Arches Press is a publisher of exciting, diverse and adventurous poetry and is keen to play its part in developing the skills of future publishers in our region. The Nine Arches Press Future Publishers internship aims to encourage and develop the publishing industry in the West Midlands and encourage and support new candidates from a range of diverse backgrounds to enter the sector.
The Future Publishers scheme is a paid internship and offers 14 days work and experience in our office in Rugby, Warwickshire over a period of three months, to be worked between December 2019 and March 2020. It includes a daily travel allowance of up to £25.00 and is paid at the National Living Wage rate of £9.00p/h.
The internship will provide an insight into publishing and editing, with a chance for the intern to join our small but friendly team and learn about the process of making a book, from start to finish, including the submissions process, editing, and production, marketing and publicity. It will also include a chance to experience our lively events programme and outreach work, including our Dynamo and Primers schemes. The intern will have the opportunity to work directly with our poets and partners and learn about the wider opportunities for work within our region and creative sector, whilst also learning valuable skills.
Nine Arches Press are an independent publisher based in the West Midlands and founded in 2008. We publish a lively, diverse and adventurous selection of contemporary poetry collections, anthologies and creative writing handbooks, and the magazine Under the Radar. Our books have been recognised in shortlists and longlists for the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry, Jhalak Prize, The Portico Prize, Michael Murphy Poetry Prize, the Michael Marks Pamphlet Prize, and have been awarded the Sabotage Awards for Most Innovative Publisher.
Nine Arches Press also actively supports and develops new talent in poetry and runs the Dynamo poetry mentoring scheme, host the WordPlay live poetry series at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and the Primers poetry scheme, which offers publishing and mentoring to three emerging poets every year.
In 2018, Nine Arches Press joined the Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations (NPO). We are committed to excellence in poetry and to sharing poetry with new and stablished audiences alike.
We are looking for someone who:
Our Commitment to the Creative Case for Diversity
The Creative Case for Diversity is a key part of the Arts Council England strategy and Nine Arches Press are committed to it as a National Portfolio Organisation. Arts Council England define the Creative Case for Diversity as:
“a way of exploring how arts and cultural organisations and artists can enrich the work they do by embracing a wide range of influences and practices. We believe that embracing the Creative Case helps arts and cultural organisations not only enrich their work, but also address other challenges and opportunities in audience development, public engagement, workforce and leadership, and collections development in museums.”
We believe that the arts, literature and particularly publishing can only make progressive and positive change if the people working in these sectors are also more representative of the diversity of contemporary Britain. We are also keen to develop our region as a place of creative excellence for publishing and literature and recognise that Nine Arches Press has an active role to play in making change.
In line with our commitment to the Creative Case for Diversity, we are strongly encouraging applicants to the Future Publishers scheme from backgrounds that have not previously been well represented in publishing, including applicants from; BAME, LGBTQ+, D/deaf or Disabled and/or those from low income / working class backgrounds. We are also strongly encouraging applications from candidates based within the wider Midlands area region.
Interns do not have to have a degree or have attended university to apply. We welcome applications from all ages over the age 18 and from people who are returning to work, changing careers or looking to balance the internship around other commitments.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send an email to Nine Arches Press at email@example.com including the following as attachments:
Deadline for applications is midnight Monday 18th November 2019.
If you have any queries about the role, please email Jane Commane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that interviews will take place on Wednesday 27th November 2019.
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