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    We’re hiring! CWC website & social media manager

    With a loyal readership since 2010, and a growing database of members, the Creative Women’s Circle website is a respected source of information and inspiration for creative Australian women. We’re now looking for a motivated individual to realise its potential and take the website to the next level.

    In consultation with CWC coordinator Tess McCabe, you will manage the CWC website and blog content, liase with contributors, be active on our social media platforms, and develop and manage relationships with advertisers and sponsors.

    You’ll be an essential partner in the CWC team going forward, and the role will offer chances to be creative and see real results for your efforts!

    Ideally you will be a regular reader of the CWC blog, a social media enthusiast with a background in blog advertising/sponsorship management (on your own blog or for a company or client), and have excellent verbal, written & email communication skills.

    Self-starters who run their own business, freelancers, or anyone who is looking for a side-project in which to build their profile and network is encouraged to apply. This would also be an ideal position for a full-time carer (e.g. a mum) with prior experience in this realm, as the hours are flexible, the work can be done from home and the networking opportunities are invaluable!

    Required duties:

    • Manage the blog post schedule
    • Liase with blog contributors via email and address their queries
    • Proofread and schedule weekly blog posts 
    • Post regularly to Twitter and Facebook about blog content, engage with social media followers and answer follower questions/queries
    • Launch website advertising and liase directly with regular sponsors
    • Develop creative website advertising/revenue concepts and bring them to fruition
    • Engage with sponsorship partners to create interesting and engaging promotion campaigns
    • Investigate partnerships with other like-minded blogs and businesses

    Essential attributes:

    • Excellent verbal, written & email communication skills
    • Organised and efficient
    • Personable with a desire to meet and engage with new people online
    • Experience with the WordPress blog platform
    • Experienced and active in the social media realm (e.g. with your own blog/social media platforms), especially Twitter and Facebook
    • Takes direction and shows initiative

    Desirable attributes:

    • Based in Melbourne, Australia
    • Prior social media management experience for a company or not-for-profit
    • Prior experience liasing with advertisers in a blog setting
    • Experience with MailChimp or other HTML newsletter software
    • Experience analysing Google Analytics data
    • Have attended a CWC event in the past
    • Basic Photoshop skills and/or graphic design skills

    Payment:
    After an intitial flat sum, this position will be paid based on the website revenue developed. This will be discussed during the interview process.

    To apply:

    Please send a friendly email to Tess via admin<at>creativewomenscircle.com.au, outlining your background, skills, abilities, and any prior website/blog management experience.

    Applications close 6pm Friday 26 April 2013 and successful candidates will be contacted for an informal interview shortly after.

    Any queries can be directed to Tess at the above email address. Thanks!


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    CWC member packs for the Big Hearted Business conference

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    Clare Bowditch’s (sold out) Big Hearted Business conference is on this weekend, which CWC is proud to be sponsoring!

    As well as a superb door prize, here’s a little sneak peek at something every attendee will receive. The other week I sent out an open call to Full Members to provide some information about their services or products that might be of benefit to the creative entrepreneurs attending BHB. I carefully assembled each pack so attendees will have the details of and special offers from fellow creative designers, web developers, marketing professionals, and many other creative ladies whom they can then call on to help start their new ventures or help them on their journey in some way!

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    I love being able to provide these kinds of opportunities to Full Members so they may promote themselves, and helping fellow creatives who are just starting to follow their creative business path is a bonus in this instance!

    So, who’s going this weekend?


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    We’re hiring! CWC Event coordination assistant

    Position available: CWC event coordination assistant

    It’s an exciting time of growth for the Creative Women’s Circle and we are looking for a motivated individual to assist with event management in 2013.

    Working closely with CWC coordinator Tess McCabe, you will help manage the six events scheduled in Melbourne this year, which may take place on weekends or weeknights. Ideally you will have attended a CWC event in the past, have excellent email and communication skills, and a flexible approach.

    Self-starters who runs their own business, freelancers, or anyone who is looking for a side-project in which to build their profile and network is encouraged to apply.

    The position has the potential to evolve into a full event coordination role which would encompass speaker selection & event planning.

    Required duties:

    • Assist with set-up/pack-away at event space, including presentation equipment
    • Organise and set-up event beverages/snacks on event day
    • Prepare audience doorlist prior to event
    • Other tasks as required e.g. taking photos at event, writing event-related blog posts, liaising with speakers, attending planning meetings in person or by phone

    Essential attributes:

    • Strong verbal & email communication skills
    • Organised and efficient
    • Confident with taking on a range of differing tasks and ‘thinking on your feet’
    • Personable with a desire to meet and engage with new people
    • Availability on event weekends/weeknights (events are planned 3-4 months in advance to allow for vacations)
    • Takes direction and shows initiative
    • Based in Melbourne, Australia

    Desirable attributes:

    • Prior event management/assistant experience
    • Have attended a CWC event in the past
    • Basic Photoshop skills and/or graphic design skills
    • Familiarity with WordPress, blog/website administration, social media platforms
    • Familiarity with Powerpoint and Acrobat PDF
    • Baking

    This is a paid position of approximately 6 hours per event {edit 19/1/13 – this includes time at event and preparation before hand (no specific day/time)}. Fee will be flat rate and will be discussed during the interview process.

    To apply:

    Please send a friendly email to Tess via admin<at>creativewomenscircle.com.au, outlining your background, skills, abilities, and any prior event coordination experience.

    Applications close Monday 28 January 2013 and successful candidates will be contacted for an informal interview shortly after.

    Any queries can be directed to Tess at the above email address. Thanks!


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    Become a CWC blog contributor in 2013

    Earlier this year we welcomed 13 wonderfully talented women to co-author this blog and present engaging and uplifting original content for us all to enjoy. I’m sure you’ll agree there have been some fantastic insights and tips shared by these ladies, and I thank them all very much for their commitment to the task!

    Next year, some of our contributors are moving on the persue new businesses, career changes and family additions (hooray for them!), and so we’re looking for a few fresh voices to join our blogging team. Are you interested?

    Who we are looking for:

    Any creative woman, with any professional or hobbyist writing/blogging background, from any creative industry, whether you are currently working or not. You don’t necessarily have to be from Melbourne, but read on for more specific location details.

    Skills required: 

    Basically, you should enjoy coming up with ideas for interesting blog post content, writing posts, and taking/sourcing photos.

    More specifically, you should:

    • have some basic knowledge of how a blog works and what makes an interesting blog post.
    • know how to appropriately credit image sources and link to relevant online information in a blog post.
    • have enough time to research & write a blog-post once a month and submit the post by the deadline date.
    • have a strong grasp of the English language, spelling and grammar.

    The commitment: 
    One post per every 5-6 weeks for the year (if successful you’ll be sent a comprehensive schedule to help with planning and posting). Your first post will be on the blog in February/March 2013.

    Blog posts can vary in length from 200-1000 words and might include taking/sourcing photos or graphics – but this will depend on the nature of your column.

    The benefits of becoming a CWC blog columnist:
    The benefits of becoming a CWC blog contributor boil down to your name, business, work, creations and personality reaching a large audience of people (over 22,000 visitors this year!) who may want to engage with you, promote you, hire you, or buy your stuff.

    Other benefits include meeting people and learning things about yourself and others in the course of writing and preparing your posts; and writing, sharing your skills and knowledge – being seen as an ‘expert’ in your field.

    If I have learned anything running the CWC and other blogs, it’s that the art of self-promotion and ‘getting one’s name out there’ is all about engaging with the online world, and then marvelling at how that translates to projects, work, collaborations and friendships in the offline world. Our contributors this year have used their position to enhance their CV, approach creatives they admire to learn more about their work, network, share their expertise, hone their writing skills and break out of their day-to-day work mindframe and challenge themselves.

    (As you can see, there is no direct monetary benefit, but the opportunities for self-promotion and networking are priceless.)

    Here are the columns that are looking for authors in 2013:

    Bricks and mortar (see past examples of this column here)
    Every month, you visit an actual bricks-and-mortar establishment run by a creative lady, such as a retail shop, a cafe, a design studio etc, and document that business/workplace through photos and words (mostly photos).

    Would suit: Someone who likes getting out and about, meeting people in person and enjoys taking photos. Arranging the visit with the person/place you have chosen beforehand would be essential – this is not a covert operation-style blog post.

    Location: Melbourne preferred, but if you travel interstate regularly or if you are from interstate then you could author or co-author this column.

    Women in the world (see past examples of this column here)
    Every month, you tell our readers about the work, or plight, of creative women in another part of the world. Perhaps they are creating beautiful products and supporting themselves and their families/communities. Perhaps they have social or lifestyle issues that would be unheard of in Australia, and CWC readers can do something creative to assist them in some way.

    Would suit: Someone who is socially conscious and enjoys researching and promoting not-for-profit causes and alerting others to the living and working conditions, or creative pursuits, of women around the world.

    Location: You could be based anywhere to author this column.

    Women in art (see past examples of this column here)
    Every month, you alert us to upcoming exhibitions, installations or performances that are by women. You could choose to focus on one major event, or a round-up of several local events (even categorised by state/city if so desired!).

    Location: Melbourne preferred.

    Organise me! (see past examples of this column here)
    Every month, you’ll give us ideas, tips, tricks or advice about how to stay organised when running a solo business. You might focus on record keeping, stockist management, or material organisation. You might seek out and ask other organised creatives for their top tips or advice that makes them feel ‘on top of it’. Bonus points for profiling mums who manage creative work & kid-wrangling.

    Would suit: An organised person who loves creating new systems and processes to help their life and creative work run smoothly.

    Location: You could be based anywhere to author this column.

    Book reviews (see past examples of this column here)
    Do you regularly read creative/business-related books or biographies? Perhaps you’d like to review or recommend a title to us once a month.

    Location: You could be based anywhere to author this column.

    Social media news, tips & tricks (see past examples of this column here)
    The social media world moves quickly… each month, you would tell us about a new/existing social media tool, website platform or app, or offer your tips for using them effectively for marketing, promotion or business organisation.

    Would suit: An ‘early adopter’ or frequent user of internet tools, apps and social platforms, who can easily see the benefit to creatives, small business owners and the like.

    Location: You could be based anywhere to author this column.

    Member interviews (see past examples of this column here)
    Find out more about our members by interviewing them about their passions, workspace, skills, strengths and career story.

    Would suit: Anyone with a burning desire to ask those they admire how they do what they do!

    Location: You could be based anywhere to author this column.

    How to apply:

    Applications are now closed. Thanks for your interest! x

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