Project manager | WorldWideWords at the Scottish Poetry Library

September 16, 2011

The Scottish Poetry Library is looking for a project manager for WorldWideWords, the SPL’s project to broadcast a poem a day from each of the competing countries in the Olympic Games next year.

This will be a year of gathering and disseminating lively, thought-provoking international poetry, to demanding deadlines and using a wide range of contacts.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • research and gather in from various sources nominations for the 204 poems required
  • research background material
  • liaise with the broadcast producer about texts and readers
  • brief and liaise with external suppliers including website designer, graphic designer
  • ensure that the vital time deadlines are met
  • work with a publicist to secure traditional and new media coverage

The skills needed for this wide-ranging project are:

  • a wide knowledge of and enthusiasm for poetry
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent time-management skills, and an ability to work under pressure
  • ability to take the initiative as well as work collaboratively
  • excellent project-management skills including budgets
  • attention to detail

Salary: £21,000 per annum; the post finishes on 28 September 2012

Application deadline: Friday 30th September 2011

Application pack available from:

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