Applications are now open for the Senior Editorial Team in charge of taking Epigram into its 34th 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 Friday 11th March 2022. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch and email email@example.com
Co-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 the 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 print 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. 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 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.
Deputy Editor: Responsible for supporting the co-Editors in the production of the newspaper and the general organisation of the publication, helping to oversee all the different teams of the paper and ensuring the quality and accurate output of content.
Deputy Digital Editor: Responsible for supporting the co-Editors and Social Media Manager in the management and organisation of all digital channels and online aspects of the publication. Helps to oversee different teams within the editorial team and works to ensure the quality and accurate output of content.
Epigram's Social Media Manager: Responsible for maintaining Epigram's social media presence, and managing our social media channels with over 17,000 followers across our three core accounts, you will be tapped into how content is consumed across social media and will be creative with a good eye for design. You will support Epigram's Co-Editors-in-Chief with executing their vision for Epigram's social media presence. You will have plenty of ideas on how to build engagement across our social media channels and have the creativity to hit the ground running.
The Croft co-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 the creation of the lifestyle insert magazine, and works with the Co-Editors-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. 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.
The Croft Social Media Manager: Responsible for maintaining The Croft's social media presence, you will be tapped into how content is consumed across social media and will be creative with a good eye for design. You will support the Croft's Co-Editors-in-Chief with executing their vision for the magazine's social media presence. You will have plenty of ideas on how to build engagement across our social media channels and have the creativity to hit the ground running.
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, depending on role. No more than two sides of A4.
- A covering letter
- Your CV
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on Friday 11th March 2022. Please put the subject of your email as "Application-(role/roles you're applying for)-(your name)".
We will interview a shortlist of candidates on Saturday the 19th of March. *If you already know that you are not available on 19.03.2022 please indicate this in your application.*
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, such as News Editor, Features Editor, etc and, digital editors and subeditors) will open in May.
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Send any questions you have about applications to email@example.com