Trainee Digital Content Producer

  • Job title – Trainee Digital Content Producer
  • Role type – Full time. Fixed-term contract (8 months)
  • Based – In our office in Clerkenwell, London (please see our office access statement)
  • Reporting to – Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Starting date – mid-May 2021

Salary and Benefits

  • Training bursary (tax free) – £1,600 per month
  • Annual leave – 20 days (pro-rata), plus bank holidays. The office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, these days do not come out of your entitlement
  • Reciprocal agreements with many galleries and museums for free entry, including special exhibitions, in the UK and internationally
  • Free team lunch on Tuesdays 
  • Free access to learning and training sessions via the Digital Culture Network on digital marketing systems such as mail chimp and google analytics
  • Free access to mentoring and networking opportunities via Creative Access

Application Dates

  • Deadline for applications – 23:59, 18 April 2021
  • 1st interviews – With Creative Access 
  • 2nd interviews – With Artangel 

About Artangel

Artangel has been producing exceptional art experiences in unusual places for over three decades, find out more about what we do here.

The team that makes these projects happen is small, creative, and driven. We all meet regularly and every opinion is heard and valued. Our roles are clearly delineated, but collaboration, respect, and mutual support are essential for the success of the extraordinary projects we produce.

We are receptive to tailoring roles to the working styles and strengths of different people and supporting our employees as their career develops at Artangel. As an organisation, we learn from our team's perspectives and experience and we work to recruit people from diverse backgrounds to maintain this valuable insight.


Image below: Some of the Artangel team visiting Steve McQueen's Year 3 at Walthamstow Central Railway Station, November 2019. Year 3 photographs © Steve McQueen & Tate. Photograph: Karen Reichenbach

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Purpose of the Role

The aim of this traineeship is to give someone who has an interest in extending and applying their creative digital skills the opportunity to be trained for a career in arts marketing. The trainee will learn how to create digital content that presents or promotes the variety of Artangel’s activity and public projects, building their skills and experience through direct involvement in the creation and implementation of project-based and wider organisation campaigns. They will be working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to plan activity and create a variety of assets destined for Artangel’s social media and wider digital channels. They will receive training in a range of skills through induction, shadowing, and work-based projects. This will also include access to external learning and training opportunities and mentoring given by associated organisations such as Creative Access and the Digital Culture Network. 

This is an 8-month targeted positive action training programme for people from Black and Asian backgrounds under section 37 (1) of the Race Relations Act 1976. People from these backgrounds are currently under-represented in the creative industries, with only 16% of London’s creative workforce under the age of 30 from BAME backgrounds, compared to 30% of London’s working population under the same age. To be eligible to apply for this training programme you must identify as Asian/Asian British or Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British.

Specific responsibilities 

  • To learn how to develop marketing campaigns, from planning to implementation
  • To learn how to apply organisational tone of voice and style guidelines 
  • To learn how to apply existing consistent protocols and guidelines for the creation, management and storage of digital assets
  • To learn how to to create and schedule a range of cross-platform multimedia assets (video, podcasts, audio packages, online events/broadcasts, webinars, GIFs, infographics) to support all aspects of Artangel’s online activity 
  •  To learn how to increase engagement and grow a following beyond Artangel’s core audience. 
  • To learn how to work towards and identify suitable KPIs/success metrics for content, using digital measurement tools
  • To learn how to work with others, in the organisation and beyond, in the production and delivery of digital activity.
  • To develop confidence and initiative in generating creative content ideas and solutions to support the marketing and digital department meet their objectives.

Skills, Experience, Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Interest in developing a career in marketing, communications and digital production
  • Interest in visual arts exhibitions and events
  • Enthusiasm for public engagement, digital communities and broadening audiences
  • Interest in devising creatively driven campaigns
  • Familiarity and confidence in writing for and producing visual assets for social media 
  • Ability and confidence in generating and communicating creative ideas 
  • Comfortable working in a team simultaneously supporting different projects alongside the organisation's core ambitions 
  • Ability to work independently  

Desirable

  • Enthusiasm to work in the arts or creative industries
  • Interest in increasing audience engagement
  • Active commitment to accessibility and inclusion
  • Desire to broadening interest and access to under-served and niche audiences
  • Desire for researching and recognising suitable partnerships and creatives to collaborate with (photography, film, design)
  • Desire and aptitude to create content directly for digital channels (copywriting, photography, animation)
  • Desire to learn and devise new types of content to digitally reach broad audiences and grow channels
  • Desire to work against targets and metrics and measure results of campaigns against assigned goals

How to Apply

We are working with Creative Acces to recruit for this role. To apply, please take the following steps.

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register on the site to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (please note, applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted) and address to the 'Creative Access Recruitment Team'
  • Please do not email Artangel directly, all applications should be processed via Creative Access
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at recruit@creativeaccess.org.uk

You should use your cover letter to demonstrate clearly and fully how you meet the essential criteria for the job and demonstrate your desire to learn and develop the specific responsibilities outlined. The desirable criteria listed under the person specification above contain added skills that would be beneficial for a candidate to have. We will not make assumptions about your achievements or abilities – you must make it clear in your application exactly how you feel they match our requirements.

Please note, this opportunity is only open to Asian/Asian British or Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British candidates.

We know that recruiting people from diverse backgrounds encourages our team to be vibrant, creative, and think differently. Our goal is for our staff to be reflective of the demographics of London and creativity in the UK and arts industry as a whole. We welcome differences, be it religion, age, gender, or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or those from low socio-economic backgrounds. 

Remote working can be discussed to meet the access needs of the applicant. Please see our office access statement and contact us at info@artangel.org.uk to discuss any adjustments you might need, either as part of the application process or for employment. Artangel is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

You will be contacted if you are invited for an interview.