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Want to join The Bristol Cable team?

You can redefine local journalism and build a vibrant media co-op

Applications are now closed

The Bristol Cable launched in October 2014 and is now a co-op with over 400 paying members. We are currently volunteer run but aim to logo-white-transpay all those involved when we reach 1000 members. As we work towards this, we are calling people to join the volunteer team as we work to produce real media, owned and produced by people in the city.

For most roles you don’t need extensive and specific experience or a university education, just ideas and a commitment to the project! This will be hands-on learning with support.

As a volunteer, all travel expenses will be paid for and lunch will be provided as well as payment as detailed for specific roles.

Events coordinator x2

Organising workshops, events and fundraisers for the membership and wider public, and coordinating with other Cable members.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week.

Project development and grant writer x1

Researching and writing grant applications, and building opportunities for paid engagements, training, collaborations, partnerships and general project development. Commissions will be given on successful grant applications.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours a week

Co-op coordinator x1

working to democratically engage and communicate with Cable members in an organised and creative way.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week

Media coordinator x1

Visioning, sourcing, producing and co-ordinating articles, videos and info-graphics for and the print magazine alongside the editorial team.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week.

Finance coordinator x1

Maintaining accounts and strategizing the implementation of a business plan to increase our financial sustainability.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week

Website coordinator x2

Developing, designing, and managing the Bristol Cable website. Experience in managing WordPress platforms is required for this role.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week

Partnerships and advertising coordinator x1

Sourcing advertising for the Cable print magazine that meets our Ethical Advertising Charter and working to increase the organisations that we have discount arrangements with. A 30-40% commission will be given on all advert sales.

Time: 1 day or 6 hours per week.

Application details:

To apply please email a cover letter (no more than 1 A4 page), or an audio or video recording (maximum 4 mins) detailing why you would like to work in The Bristol Cable co-op and any relevant experience you have for the role. Please also email your CV.

Email with ‘Joining the Cable – (position)’ as the email subject line. Call 07729124080 for more information.

Closing date for applications is 10th August. Interviews will be held shortly after.

These volunteer positions are advertised in line with the ethos of our Equal Opportunities Statement.

Posts will commence on 1st September and we ask for a minimum commitment of three months..

The Bristol Cable is always looking for people interested in writing, producing, filmmaking, graphic design, art, research and other multimedia. Get in touch!

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