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Trainee Content Creator, Rife Magazine

Are you 18 - 30 years old and want to work in the creative sector?

Rife Magazine are looking for two Trainee Content Creators who are at the start of their creative careers. You will contribute to Rife Magazine and produce a personal portfolio of content that will get online reach. You will also assist with producing events, delivering workshops and representing Rife at festivals and careers fairs. Rife Magazine is based in Watershed so you will be part of the Watershed team, connecting with the whole organisation and developing contacts that will be invaluable as you progress on to your Creative Workforce for the Future industry placement and your ongoing career.

These roles are part of Creative Workforce for the Future a new programme by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) which enables talented young people to gain the experience required to sustain creative careers in sectors such as film, broadcast, digital production, animation and post-production. To check whether you are eligible to apply, please read the eligibility criteria below.

Rife is only one of six cultural hubs that are taking part in the Creative Workforce for the Future programme, so have a read of all the opportunities available and 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.

You will receive 48 weeks of paid placements to develop experience, C.V., portfolio, industry contacts and have access to a Talent Network offering opportunity, industry expertise and advice. The Talent Network support will continue for an additional 12 months to help develop further experience through employment, contract and / or freelance work.

Position: Trainee Content Creator (part-time 32 hours per week)

Contract: 48 weeks (24 weeks as a Rife Content Creator plus 24 weeks in industry placements)

What will I get paid? You will be paid a training allowance of £257.00 per week based on 32 hours/week.
You will be paid through a training contract which means that you will not need to pay tax or national insurance over the amount.

Holiday: you will be entitled to pro-rata of 28 days holiday during the 48 week Placement Period

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity you will find the full details below, you can also read all about the Creative Workforce for Future programme here. Once you've done that then simply complete the online application form. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Creative Workforce for the Future is a positive action programme which means we are specifically inviting applications from those not currently widely represented within the creative industries in the region. This opportunity is therefore only open to those who are:

  • 18-30 years old
  • Who are either from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, or someone with a disadvantaged socio-economic background,* or both.

* 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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Watershed will work with shortlisted candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Rife Magazine (Watershed) is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, Creative Youth Network, 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.

Closing Date: Monday, 16 December 2019 - 09:00