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Love arts writing? Editor + Content Manager

The Big Idea I Te Ariā Nui

Job details

The Big Idea I Te Ariā Nui
23 Sep 2019
National, Auckland
Work type
Contract, Freelance
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


About us:

The Big Idea is NZ’s online arts hub. We provide daily stories, the latest jobs, opportunities and events, as well as ideas and inspiration from across the creative industries.  Making a career in the creative industries can be challenging and we do all we can to connect creatives to vital information and opportunities.  

What will you be doing?

We are looking for an Editor + Content Manager who will be responsible for leading, sourcing, commissioning, organising, editing and writing content for The Big Idea. You will be highly organised, making sure our writers and guest writers work to deadline. You’ll run a tight ship with strict deadlines, planning ahead (annually, monthly, weekly), managing many pieces of content at once. 

Who are we looking for?

You must be a great writer, digitally savvy, self-motivated, have excellent written, phone and face-to-face relationship skills. You will be results-driven and innovative, always thinking of new content ideas. 

An interest in the arts is a must, and a current knowledge of the creative sector is a huge advantage. You must be able to understand what content appeals to our niche audience and have the flexibility and skill to make constant changes and serve the pain points of our readers.   

You’ll have a passion for data driven results, assessing statistics to deliver content the sector wants and needs. 

You must have a strong ability to edit stories for style, narrative and grammar. You’ll need to write intriguing headlines, find interesting imagery, and you will have the ability to work with our writers to get a finished product. 

Other key tasks for this role include overseeing pitches, working with our sales team member to commission sponsored content, and you will also need to be able to turn a media release into an interesting story in the instance of breaking news. You will ensure that the diversity that exists within Aotearoa is represented through our content. 

The details:

This freelance role is ideal for someone wanting to work part-time hours i.e. 15 - 20 hours per week.  You can work from home. We are a small and enthusiastic team working remotely from across Aotearoa, using online tools to work together.

You will be given training on the following: Drupal, Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Analytics, Asana, Zoom, CRM, MailChimp and Sprout Social.

You must be willing to travel to Auckland to attend meetings.

How to apply

Email chrissy.irvine@thebigidea.co.nz with your cover letter, CV and examples of your writing.

Applications are due 23 September 2019 at midnight. If your CV stands out we will make contact early on. 

Written by

Julia Barnes

9 Sep 2019