We’re hiring and looking for three young people to join our team!

We are hiring! On the lookout for three talented young people to join the team here at Crack Magazine.

Supported by the UK government’s Kickstart Scheme, we are excited to be advertising for three brand new roles at our organisation. If you love Crack Magazine and (more importantly) the artists we cover then we’d love to hear from you.

Firstly, we’re looking for a creative all-rounder to join the team as a Creative Assistant. If you’re experienced in designing presentations, editing content for socials, working on photo or video shoots and helping to keep online channels active then this is for you. You’ll be working with Crack Magazine’s design, editorial and video teams to keep our output fast-moving and good-looking.

Next up, we need an Advertising Assistant to join our commercial team. If you have sales experience, incredible communication skills and a sharp eye for consumer trends and marketing activity then you’ll be perfectly placed to help find and deliver ad opportunities for our printed and digital products.

Lastly, we are looking for a Social Media Assistant to work with our Digital Editor on sharing Crack Magazine content far and wide and creating rapid-response posts for TikTok and Instagram. This is a brand new role and we want to hear from people with big ideas and lots of knowledge on the ins and outs of the timeline.

Due to the nature of the scheme, we are unable to offer formal application forms via our website. Applicants should apply through their Job Coach at the Job Center and the DWP online portal. 

These jobs are for 16 to 24 year olds who are unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit.

Check out the full job description for each role below. For more information on any of the roles please contact jobs@crackmagazine.net

Title: Creative Assistant
Hours: 25 per week (10.00 – 15.00 Mon-Fri)
Wage: £9.00 p/h

This role is designed to help the continued servicing of Crack Magazine’s creative output. The role is multi-disciplinary and requires the successful candidate to be proactive and work alongside Crack Magazine’s Head of Content. Key tasks include:

  • Designing and delivering assets for social media
  • Editing footage for social media (Instagram Feed, Instagram Story, TikTok)
  • Designing and delivering decks for commercial proposals and internal projects
  • Formatting and uploading audio content for our audio platform, crackaud.io 
  • Assisting on Crack Magazine shoots 


Title: Advertising Assistant
Hours: 25 per week (10.00 – 15.00 Mon-Fri)
Wage: £9.00 p/h

The Advertising Assistant will have a strong grasp of music events, festivals and companies in our space, and be responsible for sourcing advertising and partnerships, boosting commercial revenue for Crack Magazine. The successful candidate will be able to work towards monthly targets in order to maximise revenue and will also be determined to better personal performance targets. You’ll also work with the wider Crack Magazine team on improving the visibility and recognition of the brand through thoughtful collaborations and creative ideas. Key tasks include: 

  • Contact potential clients to offer advertising solutions
  • Create proposal decks for clients (training given)
  • Account management of existing local ad portfolios in London, Bristol and Manchester 
  • Develop new leads in both our national and local portfolios 
  • Arrange advert placement in both of our print titles ahead of print deadlines 
  • Liaise with our ad ops team when delivering digital deals
  • Raise invoices to all our clients and ensure payment terms are kept  
  • Provide regular sales report to wider commercial team 


Title: Social Media Assistant
Hours: 25 per week (09.00 – 17.00 Tue, Thu, Fri)
Wage: £9.00 p/h

For this role, you’ll be working closely with our Digital Editor and independently to create and amplify Crack Magazine’s content across social media. Key tasks include:

  • Scheduling posts of new and existing Crack Magazine content
  • Sourcing and posting of engaging archive material from Crack Magazine and elsewhere 
  • Creating for Crack Magazine’s TikTok 
  • Working with our commercial team on strategising content campaigns for growth
  • Finding and executing SEO improvements to new and existing Crack Magazine content
  • Working with our Video team on original social-first content ideas