WORK PLACEMENTS & INTERNSHIPS
Become part of the team
February 02, 2022
Length of programme
A short-term work placement: 2-3 weeks
Currently an unpaid placement.*
Job Specification (including project details/duties/responsibilities)
Create the cover art for Writeresque that is visually appealing and in keeping with the magazine’s ethos and the theme of the given issue
Develop a few ideas for what the art for the cover will look like and run these ideas by the Editor-in- Chief who will then choose one
Communicate and cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief
Commit to have weekly meetings via Zoom with the Editor-in-Chief to discuss progress on the project as well as any questions or difficulties you may encounter
Present a first and final draft for the cover to the EIC
Commit to inform the EIC if you cannot attend or participate in any aspect of the project in the case of an emergency, illness, or other appropriate reason.
What's in it for you
You will have the chance to work with a new, unconventional and creative literary magazine
The ample opportunity to show flair and creativity working with an independent business
A great opportunity for anyone who is looking to add published work to their portfolio
We will promote you and your work on all our social media channels and on our website
The name of the cover artist/ illustrator will be printed on the front cover, as well as inside the magazine, accompanied by a short biography on a dedicated page
Work from the comfort of your own home and in hours that best suit you.
Receive an Internship Certificate along with a Recommendation letter upon successful completion of the project.
Ideal Candidate Skills/Specific Knowledge
Have knowledge of one or more imaging and design software like Id, Book Brush, Ps etc.
Have good understanding of the magazine’s target audience and ethos
Have good organisational skills and time-management
Have interest in creative writing/ publishing/ arts and illustrations
Be able to efficiently work as part of a team as well as on your own
An excellent ability to work to deadlines.
You will be assessed based on your performance throughout the placement. Upon completion, you will receive a detailed written feedback, as well as suggestions for further development and any relevant comments. You will also receive an Evaluation form for your own reference or to share with an employer.
It's a good idea to write about your learning in a personal/professional development portfolio (PDP). This will help you if you need to call upon your experience later to answer interview questions.
This is a voluntary placement that concentrates on professional development and the building of a portfolio. As such, it is perfectly suited for a second- or third-year undergraduate student in fine arts/arts and design/ illustrations, who want to add practical experience to their portfolio.
How to apply
Send your CV and Letter of Interest to email@example.com. Your LoF should explain why you are interested in the role. Sharing examples of any previous written work related to the role, or written work that demonstrates transferable skills, is also highly advisable.
Still not sure?
For any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can write us directly to our email above, or by using the contact form.
*This is a placement that concentrates on professional development and the building of a portfolio. Please be informed that as a small, start-up business, currently we can offer experience and (if eligible) in-kind payment only.
Jessica, Cover Artist
I’m more confident to pursue similar roles now after having experienced and completed this placement. Before this, I knew very little about working for a client so that experience has been invaluable and I’m confident to tackle it again in the future.
Beth, Article Writer
This placement gave me an opportunity to try new styles of writing and a taster in aspects of creative writing and finding my own voice.
Having my own work published on a writers' magazine website felt exciting and like an amazing achievement.
Prasad, Cover Artist
Working on a cover is an interesting challenge; you have to take into account a title, any writing and the context it will be viewed in.
The experience of working on this project has been gratifying. It’s wonderful to work with creatives from different fields.
I definitely feel more confident to pursue a similar role in the future. I learned about the
expectations and responsibilities that I had as an employed writer and was able to learn from my
mistakes to improve.
I enjoyed the elements of collaboration and