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Reference: 33426

Date Added: 10 February 2012
Closing Date: 17 February 2012

Job Title: Administrator

Working For: The Orwell Prize (Media Standards Trust)

Location: London

Salary: In the region of £25,000 pro rata, initially 6 month contract

Length of Contract:

Job Details

The Media Standards Trust is looking for a new administrator for the Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Administer the entry process (which includes calling for entries from publishers, editors, journalists and bloggers; logging entries and upholding eligibility rules; and liaising with judges)
  • Organise events (including the launch debate, shortlist debate, awards ceremony), and explore organising standalone events and events at literary festivals
  • Promote the Prize to the press and the public, especially press around the longlist, shortlist and winner announcements
  • Manage relationships with publishers, news organisations, bloggers, literary festivals, Orwell experts, bookshops and others
  • Maintain, edit and curate the Orwell Prize website, diary blogs, twitter feed, newsletter, YouTube channel and flickr stream
  • Work with the director of the Prize, the director of the Media Standards Trust and the Council of the Orwell Prize
  • Develop the Prize
  • Manage interns

Applicants should have:

  • An interest in and understanding of journalism, politics, new media and political writing
  • Some knowledge of the works of George Orwell and willingness to learn more
  • Excellent organisational, time management, research and computer skills

The successful candidate will be taking over the job in the middle of the Prize cycle – just before the judging of the longlists – and will therefore need to be a quick learner and able to start at the end of February or beginning of March.

Closing Date: 17 February 2012

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are likely to be conducted w/c 20 February.

Start date will be end of February or beginning of March.

Application Details

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to OrwellPrize@gmail.com.

Website: http://theorwellprize.co.uk

Additional Notes