Lecture in Progress has a ten-week opening for an editorial assistant to work across all Lecture in Progress projects.
As an entry-level role, we are looking for someone wanting to gain editorial experience and learn more about the day-to-day running of an editorial platform. This role is perfectly suited to those with an infectious enthusiasm for creative work and helping fellow emerging creatives find their way in the industry. Tasks will include some writing, editing and research, as well as assisting with social media, newsletters and special projects.
Applicants should have a strong interest in, and some knowledge of, the core disciplines Lecture in Progress covers (design, advertising, illustration, photography, filmmaking, animation), as well as an understanding of our tone of voice, content and overall mission.
The successful candidate will work with the editorial and project management teams to deliver inspiring and insightful content from a wide range of creative disciplines.
Have a keen interest in writing and editing
Have an enthusiasm for exciting creative work and talent
Enjoy the challenge of keeping several plates spinning at the same time
Understand the Lecture in Progress brand and the key creative disciplines that we cover
An ability to write with personality and an eye for detail
Proactive, self-motivated and can keep to deadline
Good communication skills
An awareness of the creative world and creative industry
An interest in social media and digital publishing
Assisting with the day-to-day running of the Lecture in Progress website and collaborative projects
Helping out with the research and upload of the Feed, Offers and Promotions and Opportunities Board
Assisting with the running of social media and newsletters
Contributing to the Journal, including some writing, editing, research and picture editing
Using the Lecture in Progress style guide and our CMS to upload content
We are proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer
Salary: £85.58 per day
Level: Entry level
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am — 6pm, with 1 hour for lunch (flexible hours between 8am – 7pm except Fridays)
Location: 21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA
Diversity in the creative industry is still a work in progress. As part of our Equality Policy - We are committed in our journey to eliminating discrimination, encouraging and valuing diversity amongst our workforce.
Cities are known to have more creative businesses and diverse populations, and yet, BAME employees make up only 12.6% of the creative industries workforce.
Added to this, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s "Taking Part' Survey" also shows that engagement with the arts is significantly higher for the upper socio-economic group (84.4% in 2016/17) than the lower socio-economic group (67.4% in 2016/17)
This is why we are encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in the creative industry. This includes:
People from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds
People from lower socio-economic backgrounds
People who have not got a university degree
About Lecture in Progress
Founded in 2017, Lecture in Progress helps emerging creatives understand the industry, find opportunities and grow fulfilling careers, and has since grown a community of over 8,000 members.
Our aim is to empower emerging talent with information and first-hand accounts that demystify the day-to-day workings of the creative world. We want to deliver greater visibility to how work unfolds, where it happens and the breadth of roles that exist.
Alongside publishing original editorial features, we share insight through our podcast; talks and workshops; Feed, Watch and Directory sections; a biannual newspaper; Insight Reports exploring both creative education and industry; as well as special projects and partnerships.
Lecture in Progress is currently a full-time team of 3 people, working across editorial, creative, project management and marketing.