For Books’ Sake Wants You!

4th Sep 2013

For Books’ Sake is looking for help with our news section!

The news section is an up-and-coming area of For Books Sake, so there’s a real opportunity to get involved and really make a difference to the site.

These roles are unpaid at present, but there’ll be loads of chances to play a part in the site’s development and future projects, as well as perks like free books and tickets to events.

To apply, please email us to tell us which post you’re interested in, attaching or linking to a short writing sample and telling us why you reckon you’d be perfect for us.

What we’re after…

News Reporter

You’d be part of our news team, which includes news editor Becki and another news reporter. You’d need to have some free time on your hands, as the post would involve picking up news stories that need covering and getting them on the site ASAP.

About you:
– You should be able to write well
– You should be comfortable with WordPress, or be able to pick this up quickly.
– You will need to be online and flexible with some free time on most weekdays to be able to cover news stories
– You should have a good idea of what’s going down in the world of literature, and be able to source and pitch stories as well as cover those given to you.

About the post:
– You would write at least one of our weekly news round-ups per month
– You would also be available to cover and write 1-2 short news stories per week. These would sometimes be assigned at short notice, sometimes scheduled in advance.
– You would assist with our campaigns and promotion of FBS events.
– You’d be in regular contact with news ed. Becki and FBS head honcho Jane.

Genre Reporters

We know we’re missing out on covering the achievements of women in a number of areas, so we’re also looking for a number of genre reporters to help us cover stories from areas of literature we need some help discovering!

You should be passionate and knowledgeable about the genre you’re applying for, know how women are faring with in it, and have a sense of which major awards and events we should cover.

You would pitch stories on these to the News Editor on an ongoing basis, so your workload would be planned out in advance. We’re especially looking to cover the below areas, but we welcome your suggestions on other genres we might be missing!

If you can help us with covering sci-fi, crime, historical fiction, zines, YA fiction, erotica and LGBTQI voices, definitely get in touch, or email us if you have any questions.

The deadline for all applications is midnight on Friday 27th September 2013. Can’t wait to hear from you!

(Image via Thomas Hawk)