Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016

Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016

With Trinity term drawing to a close it is time for our current crop of editorial staff to say farewell after another great term. With our final issue of the term being printed on Friday of 7th week, we are now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us in making Michaelmas Term even better!

As the largest student publication in Oxford (according to OUSU…) The Oxford Student‘s print edition reaches thousands of readers every week and achieves over 100,000 online hits per month.

Working for The Oxford Student is a fantastic way to gain experience in journalism, and even work with national newspapers, but working for us is not just for those of you interested in journalism. Whether it’s finance, law, consultancy, media or pretty much anything under the sun, your experience will develop your sales, marketing, legal, editorial and team skills transferrable to any job. The Oxford Student is also held in very high esteem with graduate recruiters, and our Editorial staff are regularly invited to exclusive graduate recruitment events.

Below are just a few examples of what we have got up to at The Oxford Student over the last few terms:

– Sold a number of stories to the national press including The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Telegraph, The Independent and more.

– Interviewed Michael Eavis, Vitaly Klitschko, Liv Boeree, Amy Ziering, Michael Palin and Andy McNab.

– Bagged internships at a number of prestigious organisations in finance, consulting and journalism.

– Reported on exclusive speaker events such as visits by John Kerry and John Major.

Join the fun and watch your work go out to thousands of Oxford readers. No experience is required.

We are currently hiring editorial staff, news reporters, staff writers, sub-editors, photographers, filmmakers and cartoonists. Positions are held for one term, at the end of which candidates must re-apply either for their role or another. If a candidate is unsuccessful in attaining the position they apply for, they will be able to discuss alternative options with the current editors.

Available Positions

Editor-in-chief

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a two-page action plan for your prospective term as Editor outlining the current strengths and weaknesses and how you intend to take things further

Deadline: midnight, Thursday 9th June (Interviews: Friday 10th June)

Responsibilities

  • Commission articles from writers, edit them, and do some writing yourself
  • Put the section together (“lay”) using Adobe InDesign
  • Decide on your section’s tone and style, along with the Editors-in-Chief

Approx. time commitment – 30-40 hours per week

Online Editor

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 500 word analysis of the website and how we can improve our online offering.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Responsibilities

  • Manage content for the website, co-ordinating uploads and keeping it updated.
  • Manage social media including our Twitter and Facebook pages to maximise traffic to website
  • Work with OUSU to improve and streamline website and improve advertising exposure.
  • Work with website analytics to find our most popular content and increase readership

Approx. time commitment – 15-20 hours per week

Deputy Editor:

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 800 word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the publication as a whole.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Responsibilities

  • Supervise section editors in laying their sections and training InDesign.
  • Laying the News and OxStuff sections
  • Heavily involved in the creative direction of the publication.
  • Fill in for Editors in certain areas

Approx. time commitment – 20-30 hours per week

News Editor

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 600 word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the section.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

  • Commission and manage content for the section.
  • Oversee the News Reporting team and edit their work
  • Ensure breaking news is covered and publicised online

Approx. time commitment – 10-20 hours per week

Section Editor (Comment, Investigations, Profile, Music, Screen, Stage, Fashion, Art & Lit, Features, Sport)

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 500 word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the section you would like to apply for. (add section to subject line of application)

Responsibilities

  • Lay your section (using the design software to input content).
  • Commission and manage content for section, full editorial control over content direction.
  • Manage creative direction of the section in terms of design and regular features.
  • Write for your section regularly!

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Approx. time commitment – 10-20 hours per week

Deputy Section Editor  (News, Comment, Profile, Music, Screen, Stage, Fashion, Art & Lit, Features, Sport)

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 300 word analysis the strengths and weaknesses of the section you would like to apply for. (add section to subject line of application)

Responsibilities

  • Upload section content to website.
  • Provide regular content for section.
  • Fill in for Section Editors in their absence.
  • Have an important role in the creative direction of the section.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Approx. time commitment – 5-10 hours per week

Chief Sub-Editor

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and explanation as to why you want to fill the role.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the team of sub-editors
  • Ensure all content to be published is print-ready in terms of grammar and punctuation
  • Work with the Editors to ensure a consistent house style across the paper

Approx. time commitment – 5-10 hours per week

Sub Editor

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and explanation as to why you want to fill the role.

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Sub-Editor and rest of the subbing team to ensure all content is print-ready

Approx. time commitment – 5-10 hours per week

Broadcast Editor

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and a 300 word outline of your vision for the section..

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

Responsibilities

  • Create video and audio content for the paper
  • Manage broadcasting contributions from section teams and make sure they are reaching targets

Time commitment

5-10 hours a week

Director of photography

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV, examples of your work, and a 500-word analysis of our photography output’s strengths and weaknesses

Deadline: 23:59, Sunday 12th June

We use hundreds of original photos over a single term. If you have experience in photography and are interested in expanding your portfolio as well as circulating your photographs to a weekly readership of thousands, as well as overseeing a team of staff photographers. Due to funding restrictions you will be required to provide your own equipment.

Time commitment

5-10 hours a week

Photographers

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and examples of your work,

We use hundreds of original photos over a single term, including news reports, fashion shoots and commissions by culture sections, so if you have photography experience and are interested in expanding your portfolio, apply now! Due to funding restrictions you will be required to provide your own equipment.

Deadline: Ongoing

Illustrators and Cartoonists:

We’re constantly on the look out for people with artistic flair and a wry sense of humour to provide satirical and political cartoons for our publication.

Deadline: Ongoing

Approx. time commitment

No minimum

Staff Writers:

How to apply: email oxstu.editor@gmail.com with your CV and any examples of writing you have done before.

This role is perfect if writing is what you’re interested in, or if you want to test the waters and have a flexible commitment before making a bigger time commitment. You can conduct interviews and write on topics of your choice – or meet commissions from our section editors. If you want to be a food columnist, theatre reviewer, sports reporter or anything else beside, this is a great way to increase (or begin) your portfolio of published articles.

Deadline: Ongoing

News Reporters:

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and any examples of writing you have done before.

As part of our news team, you’ll gain two immensely valuable skills: how to find out what is happening around you and how to explain it as simply and as clearly as possible. Apply if you have a passion for journalism and want to work with other people who do too.

Deadline: Ongoing

Good luck, and thanks for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Editors,

The Oxford Student

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