Job Vacancy: Freelancer for Soundings political development project

Closing date: Wednesday 27 June
Fee: £6000

Soundings journal is looking for someone to organise and promote a series of events/seminars across autumn 2018 and spring 2019, to provide a focus for political discussion aimed at widening the reach of the journal and drawing in new constituencies/audiences. It is envisaged that the events will be focused on areas such as intergenerational feminism, race and migration, and the renewal of the left.

There is potential funding for further events in the following two years, but in the first instance we wish to appoint an organiser for autumn 2018 and spring 2019. We are offering a payment of £6000 for this role, which is likely to include the organisation and promotion of five or six discussion-type events. The hours to be allocated to this work will be subject to negotiation. Our office is based in East London and although this freelance role is not necessarily site-specific the successful applicant needs to be within reach of London. 

We are looking for someone who has the political and intellectual experience to produce events that cohere with the pluralistic and left-radical ethos of Soundings; someone who is imaginative, well-organised, plugged into networks, with good communications skills and the ability to work within a limited budget to produce a series of events that appeal to a wide group of people. The person appointed will work with, and receive administrative support from, the team at Lawrence and Wishart.

Our aim is to have someone able to start preparatory work on the project as soon as possible, but with the bulk of the work beginning from September.

Please send your CV and a letter of application (up to two sides of A4) detailing your experience in relation to the specifications listed above. Include your ideas for potential events/seminars and how you think these might fit with the Soundings project.  

Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 June
Interviews to be held in the first week of July (date tbc)

Please send your application to Lynda Dyson (email:

If you have any questions, or if you wish to discuss your application further, please feel free to contact the L&W team on 02085970090 or email