The Croft is recruiting for its 2021/22 Editorial Team!

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Fancy joining the editorial team of one of the UKs 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 19th April!

The Croft is our lifestyle pullout magazine found inside Epigram’s main newspaper. The Croft is going into its third year of publication and we are really excited to continue producing student lifestyle articles (from sex and dating to horoscopes) in the first few pages. The rest of the magazine includes Style, Food, Wellbeing and Travel sections, the content of which is produced by their individual editorial teams which consist of the following roles (specific role descriptions for each section are explained further down):

Editor - Oversees the running of the whole section, ensuring cohesion and supporting the team.

Deputy Editor - Support the rest of the team, especially on the creative side.

Digital Editor - Create online content, especially for Instagram, and uploading articles to our website.

Sub Editor - Proofreading of all section articles.

Check out our most recent issue!

Being on the editorial team is an exciting and rewarding experience. General responsibilities 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 subediting 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

The Croft’s editorial team is responsible for the layup of the first few pages of the magazine and for overseeing content and print layup of The Croft as a whole to ensure cohesion of style and branding throughout the individual sections. In a traditional magazine.

The Croft's lifestyle pages feature light, fun articles from sex and dating to horoscopes

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

The Croft Instagram Manager
This role involves running The Croft Instagram page, with support from the team. You will work closely with the Digital Co-Editor of the magazine and the section digital editors. The ideal candidate has a creative eye and a good understanding of social media.

Style

The style of a Bristol student is like no other! 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.

Style pages from our latest issue of The Croft, with both fashion and beauty in focus

Editor
Your role involves designing an eye-catching 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.

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.

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.

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.

Fun and simple recipes alongside informative pieces in The Croft's Food section

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.

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.

Digital Editor
A good eye for visual content is key in this role as you will be creating content for online and social media, 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.

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.

Keeping big, important topics student-relevant and readable is an important part of the Wellbeing section

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 writers’ suggestions and be able to build open, working relationships with their section writers.

Deputy Editor
Your role is to support the Editor and Digital Editor with both print and online output. This includes 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.

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

Travel

The Travel section aims to share all the best locations for student trips and holidays: from sunny hotspots and weekend city mini-breaks (when they're possible again), it’s also vital not to forget our own beautiful city.  The section also celebrates student travel photography and features interviews with students studying abroad in exciting places.

Having adapted to the current world of limited movement, Travel introspects and looks to the future

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 Travel section’s print layup and you will be expected to source a mixture of original photographs and illustrations to make the section engaging and vibrant.

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.

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 story polls to find out the dream holiday locations of our readers! You will also be expected to upload articles to the website and design their online format.

Subediting and Proofreading

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

Sub-Editors
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 flow better and engage our readership. There is one Sub-Editor per section.

Puzzles

This year we are introducing a small Puzzles section to The Croft. This will involve fun, light puzzles (think coffee-table/lunch-break style) such as crosswords, sudokus, anagrams etc. We are looking to hire an editor and a Sub-Editor for this section. If you are interested, please complete the application form linked above.

Creative Roles

For the 2021-22 academic year we are also keen to take on a group of students to work on the creative side of Epigram and The Croft.

If you are a Bristol student with an interest in photography, graphic design or illustration, and would like to join a pool of Epigram creatives for 2021-22 please follow the below steps to be considered.

For consideration for the pool of creative roles, please send an email to creatives.epigram@gmail.com with no more than three examples of your work attached (this could be photographs, illustrations or designs). Please also provide a short explanation as to why you would like to be involved and note down any ideas you have for the creative side of Epigram and/or The Croft.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Featured image: Epigram / Rosie Angel-Clark


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