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Join our team: CreativeNottingham seeks new talent to help promote Nottingham goodness


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My, have we grown.  Since we launched CreativeNottingham in September 2009 we’ve blogged, linked, Facebooked and twittered out hundreds of stories about Notts burgeoning creative and digital communities.  In 2010 we’re looking to do bigger and better things, including launching new community news and jobs features and more speedy news features via our Twitter.

We’re looking for new members for team CreativeNottingham to help us on our mission to blog about and connect up the many high-tech, arty, elegant and downright weird things going on in our many-legged creative communities.

Do you have a passion for growing Nottingham’s creative community?  Is there stuff going on you hear about and think more people should know about, or are you new to the scene and curious to find out what’s going on?  Then join the Creative Nottingham team.

We’re looking for:

Team blogger – We’re seeking another blogger from a diverse background to complement our existing team with an interest in culture, business and media in Nottingham, whether you’re a recent graduate or experienced business professional.  Good copywriting skills are crucial, prior experience of blogging is useful and a passion for celebrating Nottingham is a given.  We currently work on a rota with each team blogger running the site for one week in every four – you will write about everything (all sectors) that’s new that week.  The time commitment is approximately eight hours a month, which can be done anytime during your editorial week.

Guest bloggers
– Are you working on an exciting project or do you have ideas you would like to spread about your work in Nottingham’s creative sector?  From March 2010, we’ll be bringing on board guest bloggers to spread the love.  We’d like to feature all aspects of the community, from IT geeks to theatre directors, design CEOs and creative teachers.  You will write between three and five guest posts in a two week period, and we’ll be on hand to advise you with the technical side of things.  It’s a great promotional platform to share what you’re doing and start blogging.  Please drop Charlotte an email (enquiries@charlottethomson.co.uk) with a couple of lines about what you do and when you may like to take part.

A social media maven – Are you part of the Twitterati?  Do you know your RT and Ning from your Tweetdeck and AudioBoo?  We’re looking for an online native to help spread the word regularly on all the major networks by growing our base on social networks, seeking out stories from social spaces and connecting with our community members and sharing our news.  You should be an active everyday user of the main social networks, if you are interested in video-ing, photographing and creating new reportage content from events using online tools like Qik and AudioBoo that would be a bonus.  We currently maintain a presence in Facebook (apps and groups), Twitter and Posterous but would like to increase the reach of our social media presence.  This would be a role that would benefit from frequent engagement on most days, taking approximately two hours per week.

A business development guru – We’d like someone to help us ramp up our sales offer, which currently includes advertising, sponsorship and business and events services.  This role would involve servicing incoming sales enquiries, creatively seeking new opportunities to raise revenues and networking with potential partners and funders.  Your mission critical will be to make our website more useful to the business community whilst helping to monetize and develop added value services.  You will maintain sales and advertising records and invoices and produce monthly Google Analytics summaries of activity and feed back recommendations.  The time commitment for this role is eight hours per month, worked any time but it may be necessary to make phone calls or attend some meetings during office hours.

We would also benefit from the kind services of other experts or enthusiasts to help with one-off projects to improve our website:

  • PR – Generating offline press interest, particularly around forthcoming events and guest blogger features
  • Search engine optimisation – Anyone who could lend a hand to suggest ways of generating new search traffic would be much worshipped
  • Web design – are you an expert WordPress modder?  A little later in the year we’d like to do a refresh design, but in the meantime some tweaks would be appreciated too.

How we work

CreativeNottingham is run co-operatively, with contributors equally benefiting from any profits made by the service or incomes received.  Based on the experiences of the Created In Birmingham team, it’s a project with the potential to win you plenty of kudos and work from your involvement and you’ll help to create a sustainable, local creative business community in the process too.  Bonus!

To get involved or find out more contact: Susi O’Neill, tel: 07981 222799, email: susi@digitalconsultant.co.uk