Digital Women UK online profiles and showcases women in the creative arts, digital and technology, offers advice and has guest blog posts from specialists in their field, highlighting useful (or worrying) trends which deserve attention and both inform and enlighten.
We also try and set the tone for debate and change with regular Twitter Talks through our hashtag #DWUKTalks, and feature topics that aren’t in the mainstream media – and should be – such as the experiences of women trying to be digital entrepreneurs, intersectionality, the pros and cons of social media as well as how women of colour are using digital technology to make social change happen. The site also also features our filmed interviews and podcasts with movers and shakers.
We are keen to increase the diversity of female viewpoints and contributors on the site. To assist us with this exciting focus, Digital Women UK online is looking for contributions from:
We are looking for women who are able write a monthly blog post, or the occasional post (four times a year minimum) on topics that show the link between digital technology/social media and creativity, constructive or worrying trends that need to reach a wider audience, your personal experience of social media/digital technology or recommendations on how to use social media platforms in an inventive way.
You could be a fashion designer who finds drawing using software more useful than traditional methods. You could be a filmmaker who has crowdfunded for your first film and have some tips to share. You could be an experienced coder who believes that women are being shortchanged in the profession. Or you could be an educationalist who has developed an online strategy to eqiup young women to challenge online abuse.
We have pipped the national press to the post on topics such as female gamers and revenge porn and have been approached by senior media figures and campaigners to develop projects and ideas based on the site and our work. We believe that ideas and views are better heard than kept hidden.
How to apply
Email your bio, two ideas for blog posts and links to any blog posts or articles you have written, if relevant, to [email protected]. Please address your email to Joy Francis, co-founder of Digital Women UK.
If you would like to discuss any of the ideas further before applying, please call Joy on 0203 176 5646.
Online editor internship
Wanted for Digital Women UK and Words of Colour online (part-time/three months – initially)
Words of Colour online (www.wordsofcolour.co.uk) and its sister site Digital Women UK online, are looking for a digitally-minded graduate with strong social media, online research and writing skills, who wants to develop their editing, online, planning and commissioning experience. We also want someone who can assist us with our diverse social media platforms. You will work closely with the executive editors of both websites.
- You will receive training as part of your induction process
- You will be able to build on and develop your journalistic skills with the opportunity to write an occasional blog
- You will have the opportunity to commission content
- You will be facilitated to become a competent online editor
- You will work closely with two former senior media professionals who will feedback constructively on your work and will help you develop your own professional skills and experience
- You will have professional supervision and appraisals
- You will be based in an office in Farringdon close to public transport and eateries
- You will have access to leading creatives in the arts, technology, academic and digital sectors
- You will be able to attend some of our highly-rated training programmes and masterclasses for free
- You must have some experience of uploading content and images to a blog or website
- You must have some journalism and/or blogging experience and be able to display strong writing and editing skills (or very clear signs of potential)
- You need to be a fast learner and must be able to work under reasonable pressure
- You must have strong interpersonal and telephone skills
- You will be expected to attend regular editorial meetings with the website editors
- You must have an interest in the arts, women’s issues and diversity
- The successful applicant will undergo a two-week induction and probation process (unpaid but out of pocket expenses will be covered). Once this has been successfully completed, the three-month part time internship programme will be a paid position, with the possibility of an extension.
How to apply
We will need:
Friday 13 March 2015.
Please email your application to [email protected]. Please note that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
If you would like to discuss the options before you apply, call Joy on 0203 176 5646.
Terms and conditions
The successful applicant will be required to sign an agreement that they are able to undertake the internship for the duration.