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Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 and specializes in reviews of independent, small-circulation literature, which we believe deserves to be held to a critical standard as much as the next best-selling novel. In particular, we review pamphlets, magazines, anthologies, spoken word nights, novellas, short story collections, and various pieces of ephemera. We run the annual Saboteur Awards which celebrates indie literature. Our reviews are being archived by the British Library for posterity.

Sabotage Reviews is run by volunteers and doesn’t make an income, so we regret to say that at present we are not able to pay a fee to editors. However, we are hoping to apply for funding in the future to change this situation, joining the team means playing a part in the website’s future development.

We have a number of vacancies available, and if you have an idea for a role you don’t see here, please get in touch:

Social Media Manager

We are looking for a Social Media Manager to take over the day-to-day running of the Sabotage Reviews social media accounts and to assist with social media promotion in the lead-in, and during, the Saboteur Awards Festival (from February through to May). The social media accounts that will fall under this description are the Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram account, although Charley – our current Director – often posts through these pages too.

Duties:

  • To write content in the form of social media posts across all three forums, which includes promoting the most recent reviews that have been posted to the site
  • Engaging with the comment sections for and responses to Sabotage Reviews’ posts across social media
  • Developing and sharing promotional visuals for Saboteur Awards Festival categories and for deadlines (this is specific to the awards season)
  • Developing and sharing promotional visuals for those shortlisted as part of the Saboteur Awards Festival (this is specific to the awards season)

Charley would also like to discuss options for making the Saboteur Awards Festival more accessible on the day itself in terms of online engagement. She is open for discussions with any incoming social media manager in relation to this.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to create social media content to a high standard
  • Knowledge of the work that Sabotage Reviews does on annual basis
  • You should be a reliable and organized individual with a strong sense of initiative, an inquisitive mind and a sense of humour

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume, cover letter and sample review to director@sabotagereviews.com with the subject line: Social Media Manager. The position is voluntary at present.

London Spoken Word Editor

We are looking for a Spoken Word Editor to cover London (and the Greater London area), by writing and editing reviews of spoken word in its widest definition. There’s huge demand for coverage and we are in need of help!

Duties:

  • To write and/or commission reviews of spoken word events, that should be published (roughly) twice a month.
  • To edit reviews to a high standard following the guidelines we set out.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent communications skills, able to write and edit to a high standard.
  • Knowledge of the London spoken word scene and a passion for its output.
  • You should be a reliable and organised individual with a strong sense of initiative, an inquisitive mind and a sense of humour.

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume, cover letter and sample review to director@sabotagereviews.com with the subject line: Spoken Word Editor (London). The position is voluntary at present.

Regional/International Spoken Word Reviews Editors:

We want to add more spoken word editors to our team to cover a wider geographical area. We are particularly interested in editors based outside of the south of England and in other areas of the world.

Duties:

  • To write and/or commission reviews of spoken word events, that should be published (roughly) once a month.
  • To edit reviews to a high standard following the guidelines we set out.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent communications skills, able to write and edit to a high standard.
  • Knowledge of your local spoken word scene and a passion for its output.
  • You should be a reliable and organised individual with a strong sense of initiative, an inquisitive mind and a sense of humour.

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume, cover letter and sample review to performance@sabotagereviews.com with the subject line: Spoken Word Editor. We are accepting applications for this on a rolling basis.

Reviewers

We are always looking for reviewers, previous experience isn’t necessary but be prepared for multiple edits. You can read our guidelines here.

To become a reviewer, please contact the relevant editor:

 

 

 

 

 

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