Illicit Ink are recruiting for a volunteer marketing manager

Volunteer Marketing Manager

Closing date: June 10th 2014

(Approx 15-20 hours per month, including attending gigs and meetings)

Illicit Ink is a group of volunteer writers and performers who run awesome spoken word shows. Every month we gather to champion the strange, the beautiful, and the ever-so-slightly sinister in our two alternating events, Underground and Skyground.

We’re looking for a tough but lovely volunteer to handle marketing and press for our events. We want someone who loves and supports what we do and can put a few hours a week aside to help us by:

  • Reviewing our current marketing and social media strategies
  • Writing and disseminating press releases, listings information and our monthly newsletter
  • Managing our blog* and updating our website with marketing-related content
  • Researching and undertaking other marketing-related activities
  • Attending events and committee meetings.

*The marketing manager wouldn’t necessarily have to write the blog, but would be responsible for finding others to provide content.

Essential skills and attributes

  • Experience of writing creative copy, preferably press releases
  • Previous marketing experience, such as creating marketing strategies and campaigns
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A love of constant deadlines
  • A friendly, fun and helpful attitude.

Illicit Ink volunteers work from home and attend meetings and gigs in Edinburgh. To find out more about us, check out our website at To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, CV and at least two copywriting samples to