Applications are now open for the Senior Editorial Team in charge of taking Epigram into its 35th 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 Wednesday 29th March 2023. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch and email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Croft Co-Editors-in-Chief: Responsible for the overall management, design and running of The Croft, as well as liaising with local businesses and PR contacts among other relations. Oversees the creation of the lifestyle magazine, and works alongside the partner Co-Editor-in-Chief and Section Editors to edit and produce the final version to send to print. The Editors-in-Chief are also responsible for commissioning/ writing the content for the lifestyle section. Co-Editors-in-Chief will also be responsible for hiring, alongside their editorial team, a creative director/ social media manager, to maintain 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 some knowledge of how The Croft works.
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 email@example.com by 23:59 on Wednesday 29th March 2023. Please put the subject of your email as "Application-(role/roles you're applying for)-(your name)".
For the Croft
To firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on Wednesday 29th March 2023. Please put the subject of your email as "Application-(role/roles you're applying for)-(your name)".
We will interview a shortlist of candidates in the week commencing Monday 3rd April 2023.
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 the Editorial Team for Epigram and the Croft (section editors, such as News Editor, Features Editor, etc and, digital editors and subeditors) will open in May.