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Wanted: Freelance Creative Editor

18 Feb 2022

We are after someone who will help create a Gloucestershire based, pilot arts magazine for the cancer community.

This is a partnership project between Artlift, a pioneering, arts on prescription organisation (https://artlift.org/) and Yes to Life the UK’s integrative cancer care charity (https://yestolife.org.uk). The project is funded by the National Lottery

Job Title: Creative Editor

Job Type: Freelance (9 months)

Hours: 16 days to produce 2 magazines (some administrative and research support)

Location: Remote working

Flat Fee: £2,400 flat fee, plus reasonable expenses to be pre-agreed with the Project Manager.

Deadline for submission: 5.00pm on Friday 4th March 2022

Interviews (on line): Friday a.m. 11th March 2022

Artlift and Yes to Life are looking for a dynamic Creative Editor to lead on this pilot arts magazine for Gloucestershire’s cancer community. This is an opportunity to contribute to the shaping of a stunning, themed (on line and hard copy) magazine with an integrative approach to cancer care which will provide a platform for dialogue between “patients” and health professionals and give a voice to people with cancer.

The Creative Editor will work with the Steering Group (comprised of people with a cancer diagnosis, cancer health professionals and organisational representatives) a paid professional artist and volunteer community artists in a range of art forms.

The magazine will raise awareness of the benefits of integrative and creative approaches to cancer care with health professionals and create a space where people with cancer will feel heard, less isolated and empowered through creativity.

It is preferable, but not essential, that the editor:

· has lived experience of cancer or their life has been touched by cancer

· lives, works or has knowledge of Gloucestershire county

Philip Booth, Yes to Life’s Wigwam Cancer Support Group Coordinator, who sits on the Steering Group of this new project, said: “Giving a voice to those living with and beyond cancer and facilitating dialogue between patients and professionals, the magazine will be stunning to look at and inspiring to read. A picture can paint a thousand words – it is such a powerful way of enabling people to help change the conversations around cancer, to help make talking about cancer less taboo and sharing experiences to help people feel less alone.”

How to apply: If you are interested in this job, please contact helen@artlift.org for a full job description and person specification.