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Editor Intern (Identified)

SLQ SouthBank

We are looking for two talented Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people with an interest in developing skills in editing fiction over a 10 month period. The opportunity allows two editor interns to be mentored by the black&write! Project team at State Library of Queensland. This model allows for real world experience, working as part of a small editorial team responsible for the development of manuscripts received through the Writing Fellowship competition.If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with an active interest in contemporary fiction, poetry, children's books and books for young readers, we'd love to hear from you!

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Flexible part-time
Occupational group Arts/Culture/Heritage
Classification AO2
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/SLQ353577
Closing date 02-Nov-2020
Job duration 11 months
Contact person Grace Lucas-Pennington
Contact details 38429985
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The black&write! project was established in 2010 in response to the significant and well recognised under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the writing and publishing industry. black&write! was designed to address this imbalance through a program that supports the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and editors.

black&write! is comprised of a training model for editors alongside an annual writing competition: the black&write! Writing Fellowship competition. To date ten books have been published with many receiving significant critical acclaim. For further information please see the website at

Two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander editing interns will take part in a training program that includes:

• prescribed reading in contemporary literature, to be used as the basis for critical assessment, discourse, and written reports
• editing skills development
• reading manuscripts received through the Writing Fellowship competition
• contributing to the development of the winning manuscripts, working under mentorship of the black&write! team.

The Editor Intern roles will provide administration and support to meet team objectives, including the Writing Fellowship competition. Social media skills will be useful to promote opportunities and create connections.

This opportunity to join the black&write! team is meant for people with no previous experience in editing, however skills in organisation and working as part of a team, as well as experience using office software such as Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook will be highly regarded.

If you are interested in this job we encourage you to read the attached role description, get in touch if you have any questions, and apply!

Please note: this role is designated as Indigenous Identified. Under s.25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), it is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

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