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Junior Section Editor

Salary: Competitve

Location: Nationwide

Application Deadline: EXPIRED

Job Type: Student job

Contract Type: Part-time

The job

Summary of the job role

You will be responsible for:
> Delivering a development plan as defined
> Sub-editing articles in your assigned section (c. 7 articles per month)
> Ensuring the quality of the content in your assigned section

3 sections available:
> Art & Design
> Film
> TV & Audio

**PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH SECTION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN YOUR COVER LETTER**

Application / Expiry Deadlines
> 10/05/2019 > end of applications
> 13/05/2019 > tests sent out to shortlisted applicants
> 16/05/2019> interviews (phone)
> 20/05/2019 > Offer letters sent
> 03/06/2019 > start date (training day date and location TBC, mandatory)

How you'll expect to spend your day

As a Junior Section Editor, you will be reporting into a Group Section Editor and will be:
> Developing and maintaining contacts and responding professionally to enquiries from
the public/PRs
> Attending press events on behalf of The National Student
> Sending out editorial requests and chasing copy
> Sub-editing content in your section (c. 7 articles per month)
> Ensuring the standards of all the content that you approve
> Contributing to the research of fresh, exciting and new ideas
> Delivering articles requested by the management
> Motivating contributors
> Creating deadlines and publication dates for upcoming articles
> Updating our internal editorial calendar
> Supporting the management in recruiting new contributors
> Supporting the management in promoting The National Student
> At all times, carrying out duties in line with health and safety guidelines
> At all times, carrying out duties in line with The National Student values and editorial
guidelines

>> Opportunities
As a member of The National Student team, you will have the opportunity to:
> Pitch editorial ideas for next print magazine
> Receive training and support from senior staff
> Have priority on all opportunities we receive
> Potentially attend events as a representative of The National Student

The candidate

Required Education

Currently enrolled in HE

Required Skills

Writing
Copy-writing
Attention to detail
SEO
Organisation


Good to have

This position will give you a leg up in the journalism world by working to an excellent standard and build your reputation in the industry. Reporting to a Group Section Editor, you want to take on a new challenge and become a Junior Section Editor for The National Student.

Your skills
> Excellent writing skills with the ability to tell a story in a clear and engaging way
> Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
> Rigorous standards of spelling, grammar and punctuation
> Good organisation, multitasking and time-management skills
> Intermediate Google Sheet skills
> Basic understanding of search engine optimisation (SEO)
> Basic experience with a CMS
> Basic (or willingness to learn) technical skills with equipment for all media

Competencies
> Audience awareness
> Written and verbal communication
> Self-development
> Managing work relationships

Experience/knowledge
> A current contributor of TNS and/or writer/editor with an extensive portfolio and a
keen eye for a good story

Continue reading to learn what it's like to work at The National Student


Testimonials

Caitlin Clark

Group Section Editor - Culture

A word from your (potential) manager // I'm Caitlin - the Group Section Editor for Culture at The National Student. Originally from Herefordshire, I moved to London to pursue an undergraduate degree in African Language and Culture from SOAS. I lived in London for 6 years and moved to Bristol at the end of last year. I'm a freelance writer, specialising in Music and Lifestyle features across publications including BBC Three, Bristol/London in Stereo, GigList, God Is In The TV and SheBOPS. I love long-form features, hoarding magazines, investigating subcultures and forgotten genres of music in obscure places and supporting underrepresented voices.



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