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Working on Bean Bag Chairs

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Blogger and Article Writer

February 02, 2022

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Length of programme

A short-term work placement: 2-3 weeks


Currently an unpaid placement.*

Job Specification (including project details/duties/responsibilities)

  • Produce 1-3 blogs and/or articles (book reviews are also accepted) related to the magazine’s ethos and quarterly themes for the website’s Blog page

  • Follow an editorial calendar to ensure timely delivery of materials

  • Communicate and cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief

  • Strict adherence to the magazine’s House Style Guide

Additionally, you will:

  • Decide on the amount and the type of material you would like to produce (for example, an article and a book review, a blog and an article, etc.) and discuss these with the EIC

  • Present a first and final draft to the EIC

  • Work to a deadline as agreed and within a wordcount (between 500 and 800 words)

  • Meet online with the EIC at least once a week to discuss your progress, as well as any questions or difficulties you may encounter

  • Adhere to the magazine’s House Style Guide, as well as the MLA referencing style, when necessary

  • Work independently or as part of a team.

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 a anyone who is looking to add published work to their portfolio

  • Get your name and your work promoted you on all our social media channels and in our website

  • Work from the comfort of your own home and under hours that suit you best

  • A recommendation letter upon successful completion of the project

  • Advice and feedback on your writing. 

Ideal Candidate Skills/Specific Knowledge

  • You must be able to write clearly and accurately

  • Impeccable grasp of the English language, including idioms and current trends in slang and expressions

  • Experience in/or wanting to develop explorational writing, research, and communication skills

  • Able to work to a deadline and within a wordcount

  • Interest in creative writing, literature, philosophy or publishing

  • Ability to work independently.

Assessment methods

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.

How to apply

Send your CV and Letter of Interest to 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Helen, Blogger

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
team effort.


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