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Wasafiri, The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing is currently offering two part-time editorial and administrative placement opportunities to CHASE students.

Wasafiri is the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing. Founded by Susheila Nasta MBE, the first issue was launched in 1984. It is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers, including: Chinua Achebe; Kamau Brathwaite; Anita and Kiran Desai; Sam Selvon; Nadine Gordimer; Abdulrazak Gurnah; Ngugi wa Thiong’o; Michael Ondaatje; Vikram Seth; Nayantara Sahgal; Gillian Slovo and Ben Okri amongst many others. And we actively seek out writers from minority ethnic backgrounds who often struggle to be heard in the mainstream.

We are looking for two organised, hardworking and lively candidates. You will need a meticulous eye for detail and will provide editorial and administrative support to our small, new, in-house team. Specific responsibilities are likely to be either helping with the administration and organisation of the magazine’s review pages or supporting the publicity and content for our growing digital programme by finding new avenues to increase our social media reach. You will also participate in organising and delivering our live events programme. You will need excellent writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrable knowledge of, and interest in, publishing and international writing. As the team works closely together on a daily basis you will need to share ideas with a dynamic and busy creative team each week. You will receive experience of working on an established literary magazine, dealing with contributors, developing knowledge of publishing contracts, publication, submissions and peer review procedures, proofreading and copyediting.

CHASE students have the option of working from home at least one day a week.

Based on the Mile End Road in London and housed with the School of English & Drama at Queen Mary College, University of London, both placements offer an exciting opportunity and creative environment to develop new skills. Wasafiri will publish its 100th issue in 2019. It is an independent arts organisation funded by Arts Council England, Routledge and Queen Mary University of London.

For more information about the magazine visit: www.wasafiri.org @Wasafiri1

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to Pauline Walker p.walker@qmul.ac.uk.

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