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Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas 2015

We’re looking for enthusiastic writers, photographers, cartoonists, filmmakers and editors to join the paper in Michaelmas Term 2015. As the largest student publication in Oxford, The OxStu‘s print edition reaches over 15,000 readers every week and we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent.

Working for The OxStu is a fantastic way to gain experience in journalism, and even work with national newspapers. If you’re still not convinced, here’s just a few things that our journalists got up to recently:

– Sold many stories to the national press including The Telegraph, The Independent and more

– Interviewed Stephen Fry, Jesse Jackson, FW de Klerk, David Keene, John McCain and the Dalai Lama.

– Bagged internships at The TimesThe Daily MailThe SunThe IndependentThe Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the BBC.

– Attended press previews of the latest cinema and theatre releases.

– Reported on exclusive speaker events such as visits by Michelle Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi.

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, filmakers 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

Sports Editor:

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

Deadline: 23.59pm, Sunday 6th September

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

6-7 hours a week

Deputy Sports Editor:

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

Deadline: 23.59pm, Sunday 6th September

Responsibilities

  • Act as a senior writer for your section
  • Assist with laying the section when required
  • Look after the section’s online presence by uploading content to the website each week and during the vac
  • Fill in for section editors when they are away

Approx. time commitment

3 hours a week

Broadcast Editor:

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

Deadline: 23.59pm, Sunday 6th September

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

Photographers:

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

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 apply now! Due to funding restrictions you will be required to provide your own equipment.

Deadline: Ongoing

Responsibilities

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 editor@oxfordstudent.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 committment. 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