Join the team – We’re looking for a Marketing Manager!

We’re looking for a Marketing and Publicity Manager! 

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales. NYWF is the country’s peak gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting, podcasting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more. NYWF gives young writers a place to present their work and share ideas, to learn about the industry in which they write and to meet with like-minded people in a friendly festival atmosphere.

In 2020, we are going digital, over the Labour Day holiday weekend in early October.

This year we welcome artists and audiences back to the 20’s. We’re veering out of the decade that was and into the decade that is: THE RAUCOUS TWENTIES. The world is changing (again), the future is uncertain (again), and as we enter our 23rd year, NYWF is sending out a call to arms, asking writers to look to the past and march into a future of change, prosperity, and hope.


Position: Marketing and Publicity Manager
Details: Tenure 6 months, volunteer role commencing July 2020
Honorarium: Good times, Good experience, & $2000 (plus expenses incured)
*Applicants can be based anywhere in Australia

The right person will develop and execute an effective marketing and publicity strategy aimed at enhancing the profile, promoting the festival and its artists, and increasing the audience of the (digital) National Young Writers’ Festival.

Time commitment:
Approximately one day per week depending on workload and time of year. Increased hours may apply between August and October and further around key festival dates (1-4 October). Hours can be self-delegated, however social media engagement will need to be more regular than once-weekly.

Reasons to take on this demanding role include:  

  • you love, and believe in, Australia’s young and emergent writing communities;
  • this is an invaluable opportunity to gain national experience and contacts in the arts / writing / publishing communities and industries, develop professionally, and advance your career portfolio;
  • a chance to get your hands on a vibrant, exciting national festival, and take it to the next level!

Who we’re looking for:
The NYWF team are a diverse mix of skill-sets and experience, drawn from around Australia. We are a national organisation and we strive for accessible, nation-wide involvement – so we will be considering diversity (in life, location, and experience) through this process. We want someone who knows their abilities, is upfront about what they can bring to the Festival, and knows to ask for help when needed. This role is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to expand their marketing portfolio and leave a mark on a festival that values creativity, authenticity and boldness.

Email your resume and cover letter (of no more than 1 page) to
Your cover letter will include a short paragraph on each of the following points:
1) Experience with social media marketing, management, and stategy; and,
2) Your connection to / passion for the Australian literary community.

Applications close Monday July 20th at 11:59pm.
Good Luck!