Directory — Don’t miss: A course with Wieden+Kennedy, get into podcasting, and we’re hiring!
Here with a fresh crop of amazing initiatives and openings, it’s another round of highlights from our very own Opportunities Board. Have a browse and get applying for our top picks – from a job with us (!) to Wieden+Kennedy’s brilliant Kennedy’s programme, which is now a remote, online opportunity!
Join the Lecture in Progress team!
We are hiring! If you’re passionate about making the creative industries a more inclusive, accessible place, while helping emerging creatives get the information and support they need to thrive – this could be the job for you.
We are looking for a community and project manager (open to junior and midnight applicants), to help us produce events and internal projects and increase awareness. This role requires solid organisational skills, and a background in project management is ideal. See below for full details, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Apply before October 18th, full listing here.
A crash-course in advertising from Wieden+Kennedy
As one of the most desirable agencies to work for, Wieden+Kennedy’s The Kennedy’s programme is an amazing opportunity to be immersed in the world of advertising, build new skills and connect with incredible industry contacts.
Due to lockdown, the latest version of the scheme is being hosted online, for eight lucky applicants to learn everything from the essentials of graphic design, filmmaking and copywriting, to nailing how to present yourself.
This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone curious about landing a creative career – no matter what you studied (in fact, they aren’t looking for traditional ad grads), or if you studied at all! All the team want to see is your interpretation of ‘how 2020 doesn’t suck’, plus ‘the best thing you’ve ever made (no banana bread)’.
Applications close on October 12th, full information here.
#Merky is looking for young, underrepresented, unpublished writers
Are you an emerging writer, aged 16 to 30, with a great story to tell? Stormzy and Penguin Random House’s #Merky Books has launched its latest New Writers’ Prize – and they’re inviting young, underrepresented, unpublished writers from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to apply.
The winner will be awarded with a publishing contract with #Merky, and the runners-up will be invited to meet the full team, and take part in some amazing workshops, talks and one-on-ones as part of the label’s Writers’ Camp.
Make sure you get your application in by October 30th, and see here for details.
A photography commission with fragrance brand, Baruti
Are you getting into photography and have a keen interest in art, fashion, cosmetics and product photography? Then get applying for this paid opportunity with niche fragrance brand, Baruti.
Baruti are based in London, but you don’t have to be as the work can be done remotely. This would be your chance to put your unique spin on their product and brand, while gaining valuable experience.
The team are looking for someone with know-how of lighting, capturing product and with the ability to work to deadlines. And if it works out, they’re hoping this turns into more of a longterm arrangement.
See all the details here (and remember not to send any huge files in your application!)
Get into the world of podcasting, with Create Jobs
Create Jobs have so many brilliant courses on offer at the moment – and among them is this exciting chance to grow your skills in podcasting.
If you’re passionate about radio, storytelling and the world of audio, this is a great way to learn about the industry. Among the course teachers are: Chrystal Genesis, who hosts the award-winning Stance Podcast; Somethin’ Else (Winner of Best Network at the British Podcast Awards 2020); and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM (another award-winning radio station broadcasting out of east London).
Applicants must be aged 18 to 24, from London, and not currently be in full-time education or employment. Successful entrants will have access to equipment, a mentor, wellbeing support and more.
Applications close on October 1st, full details here.