There are currently opportunities available at Splice for a Reviews Editor, a Social Media Manager, and a Publicity Officer.
Working under the Commissioning Editor, the Reviews Editor will oversee literary criticism and author interviews published on the Splice website. This will involve targeting forthcoming titles for review, targeting and assigning titles to appropriate reviewers, and responding to publicists and freelance pitches. It will also involve running edits on all submissions, including structural edits and line edits, in order to maintain a high standard of content and a consistent house style. Please familiarise yourself with the reviews we have published over the last three years before expressing interest in this role.
Social Media Manager
Working with a significant degree of independence, the Social Media Manager will oversee Splice’s presence on Twitter and Facebook. This will involve revitalising our Facebook page in particular, as well as co-ordinating social media activities in order to attract attention to recently-published reviews and generate interest in forthcoming print titles. It will also involve engaging in dialogue with our social media followers; but within this broad remit, the Social Media Manager will be free to experiment with new approaches and pursue their own interests.
Working closely with the Commissioning Editor, the Publicity Officer will help to attract reviews of forthcoming print titles, as well as other coverage, by liaising directly with potential reviewers and awards bodies. This will involve approaching interested parties in a personalised, dialogue-driven way. The Publicity Officer will be expected to have a list of potential contacts for coverage of titles published by Splice, but will also receive access to Splice’s existing network of advance readers and reviewers.
All three positions are voluntary, in line with all behind-the-scenes positions at Splice, as we are only in a position to pay our writers. Depending on experience, the Reviews Editor will likely spend five or six hours per week on the job, 36 weeks of the year. The Social Media Manager and the Publicity Officer will each need about three hours per week.
If you’d like to apply for any of these positions, please email Alec Dewar at ThisIsSplice@gmail.com with a brief introduction and statement of interest (one or two paragraphs in total) and a one-page CV, with links to your previous work where appropriate.
For logistical reasons, we favour applicants based in the United Kingdom or Europe. However, we will consider applicants based elsewhere as long as they seem like a good fit for any of the available roles.
Applications close on April 30.