Remote
Voluntary, Flexible hours. You would typically set aside a few hours a week to write.
Job description

Do you want to gain professional writing skills and have your named work viewed by thousands? Do you have a passion for great literature or fine art or classical or contemporary music or history or archaeology or something else in the humanities? Do you love to learn about other cultures, their cuisine, customs and language? Do you want to join a vibrant community of writers? Then write for us!

The Cultural Me helps our subscribers learn about the arts and culture the same way they would learn a new language. We are a tech company and are developing artificial intelligence-assisted learning.

We are looking for writers to research and write micro-articles (roughly 300–350 words) on selected subjects, for example, a piece on Tolstoy, or Early Renaissance to Contemporary Art, or Latin American magic realism to Postcolonial Literature, or Sri Lankan culture, or Beethoven, or Film... You will also be involved in editing contributions from other writers.

If you have never written professionally before, then don't worry: all we ask for is a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts and Humanities. We are also happy to consider you if you have alternative qualifications — provided you can demonstrate specialist subject matter knowledge in one or more areas in the arts and culture (and you love reading). The articles we produce (unlike popular media) are to the best academic standards. The ideal person, therefore, should enjoy writing articles that are well researched yet written in an accessible format suitable for the public at large.

Here is what you can expect from us in return for your voluntary work:

  • Detailed and friendly, one-to-one editorial feedback on almost every line you write.
  • How to write for a busy mainstream reader: developing a story.
  • A language and style guide reflecting modern trends in mainstream media.
  • The chance to develop a deeper understanding of the arts, history, philosophy...
  • Publication of your work to a global audience on a fast-growing platform.
  • Providing a link to your writing portfolio to include in your CV.
  • An (optional) fun-filled drop-in Video Meeting every Friday to meet fellow writers and to contribute to fun initiatives including Poetry Challenge (see poster on 'About the Company').

In addition, if you provide The Cultural Me as a reference for a potential job, we will provide a personalised reference based on your portfolio. Our writers have secured jobs with organisations such as the Red Cross, Kobalt Music, Oxford University Museums, amongst others.

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone with a passion for the arts and culture to join a community on a worthy mission. If you love the idea, then please email Belinda (Bel) by clicking on ‘Apply’ and writing a short covering letter explaining what you like about the role.

 

COMMENTS FROM OUR WRITERS

Claire Woods — MA Creative Writing, Open University

‘The editors have a keen eye for detail, and I’m learning so much already!’

 

Florence Gildea — MPhil Sociology, University of Cambridge

‘The level of support, the attention to detail and the encouragement I experienced while writing for The Cultural Me was absolutely unprecedented in all my years of writing. Editing is an underappreciated skill these days, as people are keen to publish content as quickly as possible. It is a testament to the commitment of the Editors at The Cultural Me for producing resources of the highest quality that they put so much time and effort into working with writers like me. I felt both stretched and valued.’

 

Zoe Willis — BA French and German, University of Bristol

‘Working on The Cultural Me micro-articles really made me interrogate what I was writing, making sure the subject was absolutely clear for those reading it. At university you are never told to examine each sentence as to how it fits in with your argument.’

 

Elise Czyzowska — BA English Literature & Language, University of Oxford

‘Writing for The Cultural Me has allowed me to continue practising my analytical reading from university, and given me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the literature I know and love.’

 

Nicholas Benton — BA English Literature, University of Sheffield

‘The Cultural Me provided me with a detailed commendatory reference that helped me secure a place on a master’s degree at the University of Birmingham.’

 

Tom Mackinnon — BA History of Art, University of Cambridge

‘Since starting to write for The Cultural Me, I’ve actually learnt a lot about writing for mainstream readers. At the same time, I really enjoy being able to keep in touch with the topics I love. I do recommend this experience to anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing, curation or education.’


 

SAMPLE MICRO-ARTICLES

Please see the attachment.

 

SAMPLE WRITER PROFILES

Ugne — https://thecultural.me/people/Ugne-Civilyte-109496

Isabella — https://thecultural.me/people/Isabella-Barber-109388

Rami — https://thecultural.me/people/Rami-Barhoumi-109470

Judith — https://thecultural.me/people/Judith-Kuthy-109397

Ashly — https://thecultural.me/people/Ashly-Cork-109382

Christina — https://thecultural.me/people/Christina-Apostolidou-109357

Katerina — https://thecultural.me/people/Katerina-Koukouthaki-109393

Satkartar — https://thecultural.me/people/Satkartar-Chaggar-109383

More about The Cultural Me

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Posted on: 01 July 2022
Closed date: 31 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: CW44
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research

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