Are you the friend in your group that always pulls through with the best spots to eat and drink, the wildest exhibitions and installations, or the rad gigs no-one knew were happening? Do you know what seasonality is, enjoy a good Chardonnay, but can also get down with a big Ekim burger? Do you love crafting compelling digital content that delivers a story worth spending time with? Are you an open-minded, opinionated critic of new restaurants, films or plays? Do you love the great outdoors and pointing people to the best bits of it? Have you noticed the irritating amount of question marks in this paragraph?
Concrete Playground is currently seeking skilled, experienced online contributors, journalists, photographers and cultural connoisseurs to join its Wellington team. If you answered in the affirmative to a sizeable chunk of the above, you may just be the person we're looking for.
What we're looking for:
Experienced contributors who are keen to create intelligent, engaging content for Concrete Playground. Journalists who want to write news, features, reviews, profiles, and/or event previews, and photographers who are looking to showcase their city with galleries, videos, portraits and news images.
The ideal candidate MUST:
- Write original, creative and honest copy in a timely manner
- Do their research (press releases and Wikipedia don't count, sorry)
- Love living in Wellington
- Deliver accurate copy to deadlines
- Be brimming with ideas for local news features related to culture, music, food, design and sustainability
Extra points for:
- Photography/video skills
- An enthusiasm for puns
One of Australasia's most creative influential digital publishers, Concrete Playground is built on ideas and innovation. Launched in 2009, Concrete Playground now connects with a wide and engaged audience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington. In a few short years, Concrete Playground, has become a cornerstone of cultural experience for people who want to eat, see, drink and do. In 2016, we were recognised at the Webby's as one of the world's top five culture sites.
Our collective of editors and contributors cast a critical eye over our cities and provide the highest standard of filtered cultural content, connecting you with the very best in food and drink, arts and entertainment, design and style, and travel and leisure. We handpick the most electrifying experiences, sort the signal from the noise, profile new innovators and review the latest openings honestly and independently, creating interesting content for intelligent, engaged people. Written for locals by locals, we make recommendations to our readers as we would our closest friends, showcasing the innovative people, places and events that are making our cities a better place.
To apply, email your CV and 2-3 samples of your written work to email@example.com with the header "CONCRETE PLAYGROUND CONTRIBUTOR". Applications close at midday on Monday, 20 August, 2018.