Join our team

We work with a lovely group of exceptional storytellers and educators to deliver our challenging online courses for serious writers who want to develop their craft – from fiction to therapeutic writing and screenwriting to corporate communications.

We are always on the lookout for new tutors and moderators: experts in their field, committed to nurturing fresh voices within a social constructivist learning model.

If you fit the bill and would like to join the world’s first 100% online writing school, designed by writers and story experts for writers and storytellers, send your CV to fiona@profwritingacademy.com, telling us which courses you’re interested in. We’ll be in touch to set up a chat.

Tutors


Tutors are the heart of each course, guiding the group, feeding back on participants’ developing ideas and keeping everyone up to date with how things work in the real world.

The role involves:

  • Being the face of the course
    Feeding back on work in detailed written reports or podcasts
  • Responding to questions about the industry arising from course participants
  • Hosting live chats
  • Encouraging peer feedback
  • Mentoring one-to-one via Skype or Zoom (certain courses)
  • Building a warm, supportive and generous community of learners

You will be:

  • A published author (or industry equivalent)
  • Experienced in teaching HE/adult ed (online teaching desirable but not essential – we’ll train you in our online classroom)
  • Confident with tech
  • Great at communicating – especially online
  • Comfortable with people from a range of backgrounds from around the world
  • Keen to work with beginners as well as those with more developed skills
  • Savvy about the business of writing, with a good network

Personality:

  • Patient
  • Empathetic
  • Supportive and approachable
  • Dedicated
  • Highly organised and self-reliant
  • Resourceful
  • Problem-solving
  • Firm

Moderators 


Our moderators are the first point of contact for course participants. They manage the day-to-day running of the courses and ensure everything runs smoothly.

The role involves:

  • Helping participants navigate the online classroom and learning materials
  • Answering learners’ queries, including about dates and tasks
  • Firefighting tech problems
  • Reassuring writers who are new to sharing work and peer feedback
  • Hosting online Q&A sessions with tutors and guests
  • Supporting course tutors
  • Helping to build a supportive and safe online community
  • Organising evaluations and post-course feedback

We usually need our moderators to be able to commit 2-3 hours per week for the duration of a course (spread throughout the week rather than in one block).

You will be:

  • A good administrator
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent at managing people
  • A brilliant communicator
  • Highly IT literate
  • All over the detail
  • Experienced in TEFL or teaching (an advantage)
  • Interested in writing, if not already writing yourself
  • Able to work as part of a team online
  • Comfortable working with people from many backgrounds and learning styles
  • Interested in group dynamics
  • Able to respond and act on things quickly
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends, as required

Personality:

  • People-focused
  • Autonomous and able to use own initiative
  • Approachable
  • Empathetic, caring and nurturing
  • Love reading and writing
  • Enthusiastic about developing new talent and supporting writers
  • Flexible
  • Intuitive

It’s been such a privilege to get such a detailed feedback report from the tutors, Caroline and John. The course has been invaluable – I’ve enjoyed all the elements and I’ve learnt so much from it, but these notes are particularly helpful and have equipped me with some valuable new skills and language for working with writers.

Rachel, Story for Script Development participant

Development Producer, BBC Writers Room

Thank you so much to our moderator Lucy for all her efforts and endeavours behind the scenes. Everything went so smoothly and I’m sure that was in part thanks to her!

Elisa, Research course participant

The first online course I’ve ever done turns out to be the best writing course I’ve ever done (and I’ve done lots of brilliant ones). Created and taught by Anne Taylor and Victoria Field, the Introduction to Reflective and Therapeutic Writing is a rich and varied adventure into personal archaeology and cartography. You will dig deep. You will travel far.

Jon Sayers

Chair, Magma Poetry Magazine

Tom [Bromley] has an incredibly wide-ranging knowledge of fiction and genre writing and we are lucky to have had such a great tutor – I’ve found his help invaluable.

Kirsten, Find Your Writing Voice participant