Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2017

Update: thanks to all those who have applied – we’re still looking for candidates for a few roles (see below), so get in touch if you’d be interested in joining the team!

Here at The Oxford Student, we are looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us in making Hilary 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 on the paper 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 sales, marketing, legal, editorial and team skills relevant 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. Join the fun and watch your work go out to thousands of Oxford readers. No experience is required.

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.

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Available Positions

Features Editor

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would suit the role!

Responsibilities

  • Commission and manage content across Science & Tech, Travel and Food field.
  • Lay your section (using the design software to input content).
  • Manage creative direction of the section in terms of design and regular features.
  • Write for your section regularly!

Approx. time commitment – 10-15 hours per week

Profile Editor

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would suit the role!

Responsibilities

  • Organise and commission interviews with noteworthy individuals.
  • Lay your section (using the design software to input content).
  • Manage creative direction of the section in terms of design and regular features.
  • Write for your section regularly!

Music Editor

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would suit the role!

Responsibilities

  • Commission and manage reviews, features and interviews in the Music field.
  • Lay your section (using the design software to input content).
  • Manage creative direction of the section in terms of design and regular features.
  • Write for your section regularly!

Approx. time commitment – 10-15 hours per week

Sports Editor

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would suit the role!

Responsibilities

  • Manage and commission articles, reports and interviews relating to sport in the University and beyond.
  • Lay your section (using the design software to input content).
  • Manage creative direction of the section in terms of design and regular features.
  • Write for your section regularly!

Approx. time commitment – 10-15 hours per week

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

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.com with your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you would suit the role!

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.

Approx. time commitment – 5-10 hours per week

Photographers

How to apply: email editor@oxfordstudent.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

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

Chris and Laura,

The Oxford Student

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