Monday 19 November 2012

Job Vacancies - New Welsh Review and Planet Magazine - Deadline this week!

Part-time Vacancies at New Welsh Review

New Welsh Review is looking for a Finance and Admin Officer and a Marketing and Publicity Officer, to fulfil key roles at the literary magazine. The first, salaried, post requires a high level of numeracy and superb organisational skills. The second, offered on a remote freelance basis, demands a track record in marketing, publicity or copywriting.

Applications may propose a combination of both roles (max 4 days a week)

and must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday 14th November 2012.

For more information visit:
or email  


Job Vacancy - Assistant Editor at Planet

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Editor of Planet: The Welsh Internationalist starting 1st February 2013. The post has two key roles. The first is administrative: the managing of subscriptions; responsibility for sales and joint responsibility for accounts. The second involves a support role for the editing and production of the magazine and website. Advanced language skills are essential and experience in proofreading is desirable. The successful candidate will have some administrative experience. A good knowledge of IT is essential and experience of databases is desirable.

Planet is a cultural magazine which covers a wide range of subject areas relevant to Wales and beyond. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong interests in areas that include English and Welsh-language literature and culture, the visual arts, Welsh and international politics, social issues, and the environment. All staff are paid the same wage per hour, and contribute to the creative process.

As well as publishing the magazine, Planet is a book publisher, and the assistant editor will be expected to contribute to the production process. Although the medium of the magazine is English, Planet operates a bilingual policy and the successful candidate will have a sufficient fluency in Welsh to be able to communicate with third parties and write formal material.

Planet is owned by Berw Cyf., a not-for-profit company. It is managed by a Board of

Directors, chaired by the Editor. Planet is published with the financial support of the Welsh Books Council

This is a part-time post (20 hours per week) with 20 days’ leave per annum, in addition to public holidays. The salary is £12,116. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post on 1st February 2013.

The successful applicant will be expected to work from Planet’s office which is based in Aberystwyth. Applications should include a CV, a covering letter which includes your reasons for wanting to join Planet, together with the names and contact of 2 referees. Feel free to include a sample of your writing.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th November 2012

Applications may be emailed to:
or sent by post to: Planet, PO Box 44, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3ZZ.

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