Vanguard Culture is an inclusive 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s Creative Industries.
We provide quality arts journalism, cutting edge events, and professional development that create arts jobs,
bring diverse communities together and inspire collaboration among the visual, performing, and culinary arts.
We are looking for writers, poets and other literary creatives to contribute their reviews, artist interviews,
and insightful arts commentary to our award-winning arts journalism page THE BUZZ.
As a media entity Vanguard Culture regularly receives invites to a variety of fantastic visual, performing,
and culinary arts events around town. Our team of Cultural Correspondents attend on behalf of Vanguard Culture
and provide a written commentary, review, or literary insight which is then published on our website and seen by
approx. 10k monthly website visitors with a yearly reach of OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE. Write ups are also published in our WEEKLY newsletter to 22k+ subscribers
and 10k+ social media followers. We encourage all kinds of writing styles including traditional reviews/interviews,
philosophical musings, and/or even poetry, etc…
Our Cultural Correspondents become a part of Vanguard Culture’s Creative Team.
All Vanguardistas (Cultural Correspondents, Board Members, and Executive staff) are expected to
be especially supportive of Vanguard Culture events and programs through the year. All are required to
attend at least two quarterly meetings per year and support our fundraising efforts. This
may mean volunteering for our gala or offering impactful support in other areas of
Marketing/PR for the event via social media or otherwise. In addition, Vanguardistas function as
a support team for one anther’s personal projects and events throughout the year.
Your success is our success and vice-versa.
Skills & Specifications
• Have excellent writing skills
• Be a highly self-motivated self-starter
• Ability to work individually on self-driven projects
• Well built skills in organization, prioritization and time management
• Work under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail
• Have a sincere desire to contribute to San Diego’s vibrant visual, performing,
and culinary arts community
Vanguard Culture is a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to the advancement of the visual,
performing and culinary arts. Cultural Correspondents receive complimentary access to a variety
of fantastic cultural and culinary events through the year as well as opportunities to meet and network with
San Diego’s most notable creative leaders. Honorary stipends commensurate with our company’s
yearly fiscal outcome may be offered along with an end-of-year Staff Appreciation event.
To apply for this position please submit your bio and two writing samples to:
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