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Sky Writes Freelance Roles, New Writing North
Deadline: Fri 6 Nov 2020
New Writing North is working with Sky Studios on Sky Writes, a new talent development programme which seeks to identify and nurture television writers from under-represented groups who are based in the North of England. The programme will be working in three areas - Gateshead, Rotherham and Blackpool - and we're looking for a Sky Writes Coordinator and Writer in Residence for each area.

Sky Writes has been created to help diversify the pool of television writers in the UK. It will offer an introduction to writing for television for people from under-represented groups?and under-served geographical areas in?the North of England, with a particular aim to support people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds.

'Sky Writes' Writers-in-Residence (three posts)

We are looking for a Writer in Residence for each of these locations: Gateshead, Rotherham and Blackpool. Each Writer in Residence will lead on devising the content and overseeing the delivery of the taster sessions, masterclasses and workshops in their location.

Fee for the work: £4500 (20 sessions at £225 per session), plus expenses (per residency). This fee is inclusive of all preparation work, script reading, meeting attendance, follow-up work and feedback.

‘Sky Writes’ Coordinators (three posts)

These roles are pivotal to the success of the programme. The Coordinators will research and develop partnerships in three locations (one coordinator each in Gateshead, Rotherham and Blackpool) and work with the Writers in Residence (one in each location) to deliver programme content.

Fee for the work: £3000 (15 days at £200 per day), plus expenses per location. This fee is inclusive of all preparation and follow-up work. 

All six roles are expected to begin in January 2021 and continue until January 2022.

Find out more here

Deadline: 12 noon on 6 November 2020.

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