Vacancy – Online Journalist, Marketing & Research

Online Journalist, Marketing & Research, NOISE, Manchester

Position: Online Journalist, Marketing & Research
Reports to: Chief Executive
Date: March 2006 – March 2007

NOISE is a cross-media festival for young people that will showcase the best in creative talent across television, radio, online and print. NOISE has recently launched a national call for submissions, encouraging young artists to submit their creative work to the website in advance of October’s showcase month.

The advertised role is for an ONLINE JOURNALIST, MARKETING & RESEARCH CO-ORDINATOR. Responsibilities will include planning and implementing a comprehensive online marketing campaign to drive relevant traffic to the NOISE website, to use existing contacts and knowledge to build NOISE’s profile within key online communities and networks as well as working closely with the website producers to move the current website from a ‘call for submissions’ stage to a finished ‘showcase’ website.

Other responsibilities will include writing, researching and maintaining the NOISE ‘uber blog’ that will act as a central reference for visitors to the NOISE website and syndicating content and creating RSS feeds to all media partners. Working closely with the NOISE team and partner organisations the role will require an editorial skill in cherry-picking interesting and relevant content for the NOISE blog as well as undertaking marketing activity that will raise the number of applicants to NOISE across a diverse and broad range of young talent and artistic skills sets.

The role would also include co-ordinating the logging and uploading of NOISE submissions that will be active through the submission period. Between ‘gather’ and ‘presentation’ stages there would a requirement for designing, programming, editing and moderating the NOISE website in html as well as ensuring the website at all times remains the main communication tool for NOISE festival.


The role is offered on a 12 month contract.

Skills and experience

* Thorough understanding of online media and marketing
* Experience of writing for online arts publications
* Passionate interest in contemporary arts, music and culture
* Competent computer skills especially HTML, Microsoft Office, Project 2000,
Visio, Photoshop, Premiere (or similar), Flash, FrontPage
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills and great people skills
* Creative and innovative, together with a strong attention to detail and a
hands-on approach
* Strong project management skills, combined with analytical skills
* Able to handle multiple tasks and demanding situations
* Motivated, flexible, enjoys working autonomously and as part of a creative team
* Extensive contacts built up within the online media industry and arts web

Needed to start as soon as possible, full-time, Manchester-based, 12-month contract, fee £30,000+ depending on abilities. Applicants should send a covering letter and CV to