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Apply for our new digital and communications internship

The Poetry Translation Centre is looking to recruit an enthusiastic graduate for a new digital and communications internship. If you have a love of poetry and translation and are interested in a communications role in the arts we would be delighted to hear from you. The internship is six months long, one day a week, and based in our central London office. You will work with the PTC’s Communications Manager to improve and maintain the organisation’s website, refine our databases, and execute our social media strategy.

The Poetry Translation Centre’s mission is to give the best poems in Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English Language, to better understand and celebrate the diverse communities who have made their home in the UK; and to enrich the English poetic tradition through translation. You can read more about the PTC here.

Job summary

The PTC website has just been redeveloped and we now have an online archive of 500 poems. In the next year, we are looking forward to continuing to develop the site and the rest of our online activity, including the PTC poem podcast and our regular newsletter. There is a good deal of interesting work to be done to improve the site's functionality and future proof it by updating our backend systems.

During the digital and communications internship, you will be helping the team tackle these jobs: 

- Migrating the PTC podcast to SoundCloud
- Redeveloping the PTC newsletter
- Improving the PTC website event listings
- Commissioning blogs
- Renewing the PTC's YouTube presence
- Recording new podcasts
- Segmenting the PTC mailing list
- Planning and executing social media campaigns
- Gathering data about our online audiences
- Running PTC’s Google AdWords account
- Maintaining the PTCs databases of poets, translators and supporters

Personal specification

We would like to hear from people who are:

- Recent graduates
- Interested in other cultures, especially non-European cultures
- Interested in the Poetry Translation Centre’s work promoting translated poetry
- Experienced in using digital platforms
- Have a basic understanding of design software
- Familiar with video editing software and techniques
- Confident using database software
- Interested in digital innovation
- Great communicators, both written and verbal
- Flexible and well organised
- Resourceful with an ability to use initiative
- Like working in small teams

Important details

- Salary: £10.20 an hour (London living wage)
- Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday January 29th
- Interviews to be held in Central London in the week of February 12th
- Successful applicants should be available to start the six-month internship from February 2018
- Candidates must have a legal right to work in the UK

How to apply

Please send a covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role,your diversity monitoring from here and a CV to our Communications Manager, Bern Roche Farrelly at bern@poetrytranslation.org by 5pm on Monday January 29th. Please write ‘Intern Application’ in the subject line of the email.

Please download our diversity monitoring from here.