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We’re Looking for a New Core Team Member

We’re Looking for a New Core Team Member

We want to appoint a new member of our Core Team, with a specialism in prose fiction.

If you are someone passionate about writers and new writing, who gets up in the morning excited by the prospect of working with other writers and is able to balance this with your own writing career, then please apply!

Full details of this freelance post, which pays £5,500 for roughly 35 days a year, can be downloaded here.

You’ll be joining current Core Team: Director Steve Dearden, playwright and scriptwriter Emma Adams, poet Malika Booker and poet and maker Stevie Ronnie, supported by Administrator Billie Collins.

You’ll be taking up the reigns from novelist Francesca Haig who, on announcing her decision to return to Australia, told us, “Working with the Writing Squad has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. Watching brilliant writers develop, and writing alongside them, has been a uniquely enriching and joyful experience – I’ve learned so much from their writing, their company, their jokes, their book recommendations, and our many discussions. I will miss the Squad enormously, but am excited to continue watching all that these extraordinary writers will achieve.”

That’s very much what the Squad is, a creative community. If you are open to learning as much from the writers you will work with as you can pass on to them, then apply!


Full details can be downloaded here.

A large print version of the full details is available here.

The full details are also available in an audio format here.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 20th September. Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th 20th September in Leeds. We will reply to all applications and we will cover travel and any access costs.

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