LGBTQymru is Wales’ only all-Wales, bilingual LGBTQ+ community website which publishes on-line articles about all aspects of LGBTQ+ life in Wales. You can hear more about us and read our articles here.
We are excited to open up our application process for more Qommunity Reporters to join our team of volunteers.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking to recruit additional Qommunity Reporters who have a passion for and some experience of sharing people’s stories and bringing greater awareness of the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
If you have some writing experience and you would be confident to source and create LGBTQ+ inclusive content, we’d love to hear from you.
In a nutshell:
The main responsibilities are to reach out to contacts, develop content and story-lines, produce draft articles within a word limit and by agreed deadlines. You will be supported by one of our Qommunity Editors throughout this process.
You will also need to update your Editor fairly regularly especially if you’re having difficulty getting replies from people involved with your article. This communication enables us to plan the pipeline of articles for publication.
Will it take up too much of my spare time?
The time commitment would generally be a couple of hours each month. We take a flexible approach so when you’re ready, we can allocate another article to you.
As one of a team of Qommunity Reporters, the time limit is minimal for general articles. Once you’ve agreed to take on and develop a story, we would anticipate a draft within about two to four weeks. During that time, you will have made contact with the subject of the article, liaised with your Qommunity Editor and written a draft article in readiness for editing.
Occasionally, something more urgent is required e.g. we are invited to attend a show or an event and an article reviewing it or writing up an interview is required within a week or so. However, we ask for volunteers for these special assignments and there is no compulsion to take on extra work.
There are regular Qommunity Editor meetings held on-line for around 30 minutes. Qommunity Reporters are welcome to join to provide updates or to say hello and hear about other developments. Alternatively you can Email your editor with an update if preferred.
How do I apply?
So, if you have positive and inclusive LGBTQ+ values in line with ours, want to contribute to the publication of all-Wales LGBTQommunity articles, can produce good quality written work, are happy to work as part of a team as well as under your own steam, we’d love to talk to you.
We aim to get back to you within 10 working days of 10 March 2023.
We are diverse group of volunteer Editors and Reporters and we want to reflect the Qommunities with which we connect, support and celebrate. We would therefore be delighted to hear from people from all backgrounds and cultures, our trans* family, and those who have a disability/long-term health condition. Any information you choose to provide about yourself as part of the recruitment process will remain entirely confidential, used for statistical purposes only, and will not be treated as part of your application.