Apply now: Be a Rife Magazine trainee content creator
Be a Rife Magazine content creator
We’re hiring – yay! This time, it’s a bit different.
We are so excited to be hiring a cohort of two trainee content creators to join us at our offices in Watershed from January 2020 for 24 weeks.
This time round we’re part of something bigger – Creative Workforce for the Future. This means we’re part of a positive action scheme, and for the pilot year we’ll only be accepting applications from:
- 18-30 year olds
- Who are either from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, or someone with a disadvantaged socio-economic background,* or both.
This is because we’re dedicated to supporting talent who are often not included in the creative industries.
As part of the programme, you’ll go straight into two 12–week paid placement in a creative industry company after your placement with Rife – be that magazine publishing, social media marketing, film production. We will be identifying these placements during your time at Rife.
You’ll also be supported by a dedicated mentor throughout your time at Rife and during your industry placement who will support you to reach your goals.
Rife is only one of six cultural hubs that are taking part in the Creative Workforce for the Future programme, so have a good think about where you might want to apply to, as you can only apply to one. The six cultural hubs will be working together on the programme so you will get the opportunity to know all the organisations and connect with the 12 other people taking part in Creative Workforce for the Future placements.
We’d recommend choosing to apply to Rife if you’re particularly interested in:
- Making content that responds to social issues – both on a personal and global level
- Working with an editorial team to create a brilliant online platform together
- Making lots of different kinds of content – from writing, to photography, to film
- Giving a platform other young, talented people in Bristol
- Getting to know the wider Watershed community, from the rest of the Rife alumni to the Pervasive Media Studio
- Having your own unique voice heard – we’re interested in your story
- Developing your own portfolio of work on our website that you can use to apply to further jobs
Everyone that applies to the Creative Workforce for the Future programme – regardless of whether you get a placement – will be invited to join the Talent Network. This will connect you with a community of creative talent, give you access to industry led masterclasses, networking events, mentoring and sign post you to jobs and opportunities.
Sound good to you? Find out even more information here, and find out how to apply. If you’re eligible and sure you want to apply for this role at Rife Magazine use this online form. You have until 9am on 16th December 2019 to apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th January. Good luck!
Rife Magazine (Watershed) is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, CYN The Station, Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol to support creatives and businesses across the West of England to develop both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity as an asset, and nurture young talent from certain under-represented groups to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career. Creative Workforce for the future is funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund and is being delivered as part of the B+B Creative R+D programme.
* you can tell if you fit this criterion by thinking about the type of school you attended at age 11-16, whether you had free school meals, if you are or were a carer, if your parents went to uni, what your parents did when you were 14, and what your housing situation was like when you were aged 11–16.
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Rife is Watershed‘s online magazine created for young people, by young people.
We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.
In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important.
Through supporting Rife you can ensure that this important work continues and that more young people have their voices heard.
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