Team Members - Public Relations

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Can you raise and maintain awareness of Pushing Out the Boat, the North East's magazine of new writing and art, throughout the year and help promote our sales? We're looking for someone to:

  1. organise publicity for the calls for submissions to forthcoming issues of our magazine
  2. organise publicity for our events including the launch of new issues and the occasional reading events we hold ourselves or contribute to
  3. assist with the planning and running of our events
  4. run our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  5. draft and issue media releases as required, seek opportunities for publicity in the media, and maintain our database of media contacts
  6. draft our twice-yearly newsletter to our database of supporters and friends
  7. draft and recommend an annual public relations plan for Pushing Out the Boat
  8. review, refresh and add to these activities.
  9. attend and contribute to monthly team meetings.

You’ll need some understanding and experience of public relations, and you’ll probably get more out of the role if you’re interested in the arts. We’re a small friendly group based in and around Aberdeen and will help you get up to speed with our current activities and the way we do things.

We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and events are held in or near Aberdeen. Please browse our website at to get a feel for what we do.

A fantastic opportunity to assist and all volunteer help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Roger White, Coordinator at email: or telephone: 07925822489 to discuss.

Organisation aims and objectives

Pushing Out the Boat (a registered Scottish Charity - SCIO No SC044919) and run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers is North-East Scotland’s unique literary and arts journal, publishing high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. In its pages are thrillingly gathered artists and writers from all around the world, as well as just around the corner, creating a linguistic mix that welcomes Doric, Scots, and a world of eclectic Englishes that help to bring us a’thegither. We maintain a strong commitment to first time writers and artists; and to outreach, by supplying copies to worthy causes, local libraries and schools – the latter specially to encourage young contributors. We aspire to offer readers the very best regional literary magazine in Scotland.










We meet once a month in the early evening as a team (currently in Ferryhill) to plan our work. The volunteering times are flexible.

Frequency and commitment details

We meet once a month in the early evening as a team (currently in Ferryhill) to plan our work. The volunteering times are flexible.


Travel details: We meet once a month in the early evening as a team (currently in Ferryhill) to plan our work. We also hold the occasional public reading event and a major launch for each of our new issues, all in the Aberdeen area. We make our own way to these but a lift may be available sometimes. You'll do much of the work on your own computer but we can supply you with a copy of MS Office if needed.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Induction with team chair and secretary, and with coordinator (who also fulfils current PR role). Training in our systems (team members' web site, e-mail, databases, social media accounts) and procedures. Ongoing support from coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet