The Croft is recruiting for its 2020/21 Editorial Team!

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Fancy joining the editorial team of one of the UK's leading student publications? Epigram is looking for Editors, Digital Editors and Deputy Editors to produce its pullout magazine The Croft for the new academic year.

Click HERE to apply. Applications close at midday on 11th May!

The Croft is our lifestyle pullout magazine that can be found inside Epigram’s main newspaper. The Croft is going into its second year of publication and we are really excited to continue producing general student lifestyle articles (e.g. Horoscopes, Sex, Dating etc.) in the first few pages of the magazine. The rest of the magazine includes Style, Food, Travel and Wellbeing sections, the content of which will be produced by their individual editorial teams.

Check out our most recent issue!

Being on the editorial team of The Croft is both an exciting and rewarding experience. General responsibilities will include commissioning and editing content, using multimedia platforms to enhance our readers' experience and laying up print issues.

Applications are open for the roles of Editor, Deputy Editor and Digital Editor for each section of The Croft as well as various proofreading positions.

Previous members of the Epigram team have included Susanna Reid and James Landale, and many Epigram alumni have gone on to do great things, bagging roles at the likes of the BBC, Sky News, The Times, The Independent and ITV.

Full role descriptions below! 👇

Alternatively, to apply for the main paper click here.

The Croft Editorial Positions

The Croft’s editorial team will be specifically responsible for the layup of the first few pages of the magazine but also generally in charge of overseeing content and print layup of all the individual sections to ensure cohesion of style and branding throughout.

Digital Editor
You will be responsible for producing digital content for The Croft and managing the magazine’s social media presence. This will also involve liaising with all the digital editors of the individual sections (Style, Food, Travel and Wellbeing) to schedule social media content. This may also include other creative forms of digital media such as video content or podcasts etc. You will be expected to upload articles to the website and design their online format.

Deputy Editor
This role involves closely supporting The Croft’s Editor to lay up the first few pages of the magazine and oversee the print layup and content across the sections. You will also contribute with ideas, commission and upload online articles whilst also working closely with The Croft’s Editor to create a vision for this year’s content.

Style

The style of a Bristol student is like no other and the Style section aims to not only capture the imaginations of our resident fashionistas but also report on the hottest beauty, homeware and fashion trends that are worth shouting about.

Part of the Style section from our March Issue

Editor
Your role involves designing an eye catching magazine print layout using original images and illustrations. You will also be responsible for commissioning (and occasionally writing) Style articles, ranging from longer topics such as sartorial saviours to shorter fashion edit pieces. You will also be expected to seek out and meet relevant people and companies in Bristol to interview and work with for exclusive content.

Digital Editor
As the Digital Editor, you must have a good eye for visual content. Your role will involve creating content for social media and online, ranging from engaging Instagram posts to Instagram Stories of short clips of video interviews. You will also be expected to upload articles to the website and design their online format.

Deputy Editor
Your role is to support the Editor and Digital Editor with both print and online output. This will include assisting with print layup, uploading articles to the website, coming up with content ideas, editing videos and more. From interviews to attending fashion events, you will also be expected to write and find interesting stories that appeal to Bristol's student audience.

Food

Bristol is heaving with fantastic restaurants, cafés and bars and it is the aim of the Food section to celebrate Bristolian food culture with its student readership. Articles could include restaurant reviews, vegan café recommendations or budget-friendly recipes.

Two pages of the Food section from one of our first issues!

Editor
Your role is to organise and lay up the print content with quality, original images and liaise with existing and new restaurants to set up special visits or previews. You will also be responsible for commissioning and writing Food articles. A strong visual eye is essential as well as a keen interest in Bristolian food culture.

Digital Editor
A good eye for visual content is key in this role as you will be creating content for social media and online, ranging from mouth-watering Instagram posts to videos of quick and easy recipes. You will also be expected to upload articles to the website and design their online format.

Deputy Editor
Your role is to support the Editor and Digital Editor with both print and online output. This will include assisting with print layup, uploading articles to the website, coming up with content ideas, editing videos and more. From interviews to attending restaurant openings, you will also be expected to write and find interesting stories that appeal to Bristol's student audience.

Travel

The Travel section aims to share all the best locations for student holidays from sunny hotspots to weekend city mini-breaks as well as celebrate student travel photography and interview students completing their studies abroad in exciting places.

A glimpse of the travel section 

Editor
As the Editor, you will come up with ideas, commission and write articles that are suitable for a student audience. Your role will also include the design of the magazine's print layup and you will be expected to source a mixture of original photographs and illustrations to make the Travel section engaging and vibrant.

Digital Editor
In this role you should showcase original student travel photography when creating content for social media and online, which will range from stunning Instagram posts to Instagram Stories polls to find out the dream holiday locations of our readership! You will also be expected to upload articles to the website and design their online format.

Deputy Editor
Your role is to support the Editor and Digital Editor with both print and online output. This will include assisting with print layup, uploading articles to the website, coming up with content ideas, editing videos and more. From interviews with travel bloggers to producing city guides, you will also be expected to write and find interesting stories that appeal to a student audience.

Wellbeing

The Wellbeing section focuses on students’ physical and mental health. Its content offers thoughtful advice and guidance to students through compassionate and knowledgeable journalism.

The Wellbeing section from our International Women's Day Special

Editor
The Editor is responsible for organising and laying up print content, alongside coming up with ideas to commission for both print and online articles. Due to the sensitive nature of Wellbeing's content, the Editor must have sharp editorial judgment, listen to writer's suggestions and be able to build open, working relationships with their section writers.

Digital Editor
The Digital Editor is responsible for designing and uploading online articles. You will also create powerful content for social media and explore the use of other digital media forms such as podcasts and video interviews.

Deputy Editor
Your role is to support the Editor and Digital Editor with both print and online output. This will include assisting with print layup, uploading articles to the website, coming up with content ideas, editing videos and more. From recommending mindfulness apps to sharing empowering personal essays, you will also be expected to write and find interesting stories that appeal to a student audience.

Chief Proofreader
As the Chief Proofreader you will have an exceptional eye for detail and stellar knowledge of English spelling, grammar and syntax which you will need to apply when proofing articles before they go to print.

Sub Editor
In a Sub Editor role, it is key that you have an excellent knowledge of English spelling, grammar and syntax. It would also be helpful if you are an avid reader of magazine articles as this will enable you to know how to edit articles so that they will flow better and engage our readership.

Any questions? Please email editorialcallouts2020@gmail.com to get in touch.


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