Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious
individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places and events that
make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the
week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a
difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community
and bringing awareness to important social and community causes. We are looking for writers,
poets and other literary creatives to contribute their reviews, artist interviews, and insightful
arts commentary to our 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 in THE BUZZ. We encourage all kinds
of writing styles including traditional reviews/interviews, philosophical musings,
and/or even poetry, etc… Write-ups are distributed in a monthly newsletter to over 15k
subscribers and posted on our website (close to 10k monthly visits),
Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages (6k+ followers).
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 end-of-year 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 another’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 an all-volunteer 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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