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The Poetry Society is currently recruiting for a Marketing & Digital Co-ordinator

The Poetry Society, one of the leading literature organisations in the UK, is seeking an energetic, social media loving, Marketing & Digital Coordinator. The perfect candidate will love using their skills to help us promote the charity and its many activities, projects, publications, competitions and events and to champion the poets we work with.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for connecting with audiences, to play a pivotal role at a vibrant and exciting arts charity. The Poetry Society has one of the largest digital reaches in the UK arts sector and you will play a key role amplifying the voice of The Poetry Society through the organisation’s website, social media channels and our digital communication and content platforms. You will work with writers and artists to promote their work and achievements and help connect audiences to available opportunities.

The Poetry Society occupies an energising space at the heart of contemporary poetry, with our projects showcasing work from a wide variety of writers; from major international names to the latest emerging talents. You will build awareness of The Poetry Society’s acclaimed programme of activities for young people and adults including our influential publications The Poetry Review and Poetry News, and encourage participation in our worldwide membership network, promoting innovative schemes and events such as the Canal Laureate and About Us. You’ll enjoy opportunities to discover new digital tools and develop your skills with new technology and be responsible for gathering and analysing feedback from our many audiences. This busy and fun role also includes working on the administration and promotion of one of the most prestigious poetry competitions in the world, the National Poetry Competition, a flagship talent development programme run by The Poetry Society since 1978.

Well organised, with a passion for communication, and a love of all things digital, you will play an active role that touches on all aspects of the organisation’s work, ensuring that The Poetry Society fulfils its mission to reach audiences with the transformative power of poetry, while continuing to reflect The Poetry Society’s commitment to innovation, diversity, and quality.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from Black and minoritised ethnic backgrounds who are underrepresented within the arts. All applications are welcome, regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, martial status or civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity or gender reassignment.

How to apply

Applications should include:
A covering letter (max 2 sides) that summarises your interest in this post. Please provide evidence of your ability to match the required knowledge, skills and experience, criteria outlined in the job description.
A comprehensive CV giving details of relevant achievements
A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (download here)
Details of your notice period (if applicable)

Please email your application to Susannah Gorgeous, Head of Operations, [email protected]

Deadline for applications Tuesday 19 April 2022
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 25 April 2022

Digital and Marketing Co-ordinator Job Pack

Equal Opportunities Form (doc)

About The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading organisation for poetry. With innovative education, commissioning and publishing programmes, and a packed calendar of performances, competitions, and digital projects, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote a ‘more general recognition and appreciation of poetry’, and has grown into a dynamic arts organisation, representing poets and poetry both nationally and internationally. The Poetry Society has a thriving worldwide membership and runs major talent development schemes such as the National Poetry Competition and Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Its influential quarterly magazine The Poetry Review, is one of the most widely-read publications for new poetry in the world. 

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The Poetry Society is the leading poetry organisation in the UK. For over 100 years we’ve been a lively and passionate source of energy and ideas, opening up and promoting poetry to an ever-growing community of people. We run acclaimed international poetry competitions for adults and young people and publish The Poetry Review, one of the most influential poetry magazines in the English-speaking world. With innovative education and commissioning programmes, and a packed calendar of performances and readings, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages.


If you are interested in volunteering with The Poetry Society please email [email protected]