Epigram is recruiting for its 2021/22 Senior Team!

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Applications are now open for the Senior Editorial Team in charge of taking Epigram into its 33rd year.

Being on Epigram's Senior Team is an incredibly rewarding experience - you get to run an independent newspaper. Full training is provided for all successful candidates by this year's outgoing team, but candidates will ideally already have good knowledge of student media, particularly Epigram itself.

Previous Senior Editors have included the likes of Ben Parr (The Times), Hannah Price (BBC 3), James Landale, (BBC News), William Lewis (The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal), Susannah Reid (BBC Breakfast, ITV Good Morning Britain), Krissi Murrison (The Sunday Times) and many others. Fancy joining them? See below the roles you can apply for.

The closing date is Monday 8th March 2021. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch and email editor@epigram.org.uk.

Role descriptions:

Editor in Chief: Responsible for the overall management and running of Epigram, as well as liaising with the University Press Office and Bristol SU, among other relations. Also responsible for management of the News team including the coverage of major and breaking stories and liaising with national media outlets. Oversees the Editorial Team’s creation of the fortnightly newspaper, and works with Sub-Editors and Deputy Editors to edit and produce the final version to send to print. Works with both the Business Team and Online Team to ensure the smooth running of all of Epigram’s operations. Requires strong organisation skills, time management, communication and leadership, and excellent knowledge of how Epigram works. An ideal candidate will have proven commitment to student media and good knowledge and ideas for adapting and continuing the publication in a rapidly changing landscape.

Digital Editor: Responsible for maintaining Epigram’s online presence and reputation for digital excellence, including the operation of the website, the management of all social media channels, and the maintenance of all other digital aspects of Epigram (including email systems). Requires innovative thinking, strong organisation skills and time management, communication, and excellent knowledge of how Epigram works online. The ideal candidate will preferably have some knowledge of the technical aspects of digital journalism (video editing, websites etc) though this is not a requirement.

Deputy Editor: Responsible for supporting the Editor in the production of the newspaper and the general organisation of the publication.

Deputy Digital Editor: Responsible for supporting the Digital Editor in the management and organisation of all digital channels and online aspects of the publication.

The Croft Editor: Responsible for the overall management and running of The Croft, as well as liaising with local businesses and PR contacts among other relations. Oversees creation of the fortnightly lifestyle insert, and works with the Co-Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors to edit and produce the final version to send to print. Creates and designs the editorial and lifestyle section of The Croft. Requires strong organisation skills, time management, communication and leadership, and excellent knowledge of how the paper works.

The Croft Digital Editor: Responsible for maintaining The Croft's online presence and reputation for digital excellence, including the management of all social media channels. Requires innovative thinking, strong organisation skills and time management, communication, and excellent knowledge of how The Croft works online. The ideal candidate will preferably have some knowledge of the technical aspects of digital journalism (video editing, websites etc) though this is not a requirement.

Lead Web Developer: A senior team member who can handle the needs of both maintenance and development of the technological aspects of Epigram, shaping the development of technology individually and in partnership with other senior team members in line with broader development aims of the publication.

How to Apply

To apply for any of these roles, please send:

  • An ideas sheet, outlining your vision for the direction of the newspaper or The Croft, dependant on role. No more than two sides of A4.
  • A covering letter
  • Your CV

to editor@epigram.org.uk by Monday 8th March 2020. Please put the subject of your email as "Application-(role you're applying for)-(your name)".

We will interview a shortlist of candidates in the week commencing 15th March 2020. After the interviews, we will appoint the new senior team for ratification at our AGM in May. Please be aware we may offer you a role you did not originally apply for, but we will let you know if this is the case.

Applications for Epigram's Editorial Team (section editors, digital editors etc.) will open in May.


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