The Tab is recruiting for two roles to join our head office – here’s how to apply

Applications close on Thursday 27th June


The Tab is hiring two roles to join our head office editorial team. This is an exciting opportunity to join The Tab as we continue towards our goal of becoming the mouthpiece of the UK youth. Our current vacancies are:

Both applications close this Thursday, 27th June at midnight.

The Tab is a news site covering all student and youth culture, with seven million readers a month. We cover everything from Netflix to politics, as well as dominating uni campuses all over the UK. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind Entertainment Daily!, The Poke, The Daily Mash and TV Guide.

Our London office in Shoreditch

Assistant Editor

Assistant Editors have one of the most varied and rewarding jobs in journalism – working with students to break stories and helping to build a new kind of news network. It is a role for ambitious young journalists who work hard, are capable of building brilliant working relationships with writers, and who care about original stories.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing and editing teams of student journalists around the UK
  • Finding scoops on university campuses
  • Running and growing Facebook, Instagram and TikTok platforms alongside our student journalists
  • Writing news, features, trends, entertainment, and investigations for The Tab UK
  • Recruiting and training new student reporters

You must have:

  • A 2:1 degree from a UK university
  • Writing experience for student media with a keen interest in a career in journalism or writing
  • Proven track record of breaking news and editing great stories
  • Proven ability to create strong working relationships
  • Ideally you will be located in or close to London and be able to join us in our London HQ where we work from two days a week

For more information about the role, see here.

Staff Writer (News)

In this role, you will write stories across many sections including entertainment and trends. This role has a special focus on news, being responsible for regular coverage of student and youth news. This includes: finding scoops, writing national data stories on university stats, leading the reporting on student issues like the ongoing strikes and encampments, and sending regular FOIs to uncover new cross-university stories.

Key responsibilities:

  • Writing at least four stories a day for The Tab’s national site, focusing on news but also writing fun features across entertainment, trends and guides
  • Chasing tips and landing scoops that get picked up in the national papers
  • Consistently sending original FOIs, running student surveys, and writing up data stories from a range of sources like UCAS and Guardian University Rankings
  • Writing clever and impactful follow-ups to big student stories – e.g. the housing crisis, encampments, ChatGPT on campus
  • Working towards monthly page view targets as set by the Editor-in-Chief

You must have:

  • Six months to one year’s experience writing stories with an impressive readership – at a student paper, regional or national title
  • Proven experience prioritising and managing multiple tasks at once
  • A demonstrable understanding of what’s trending and what students want to read about – from campus trends, mental health, to the newest Netflix show and what’s going big on TikTok
  • A 2.1 degree from a UK university
  • Ideally you will be located in or close to London and be able to join us in our London HQ where we work from two days a week

For more information about the role, see here.

Our London office in Shoreditch

Here’s why you should apply:

• You’ll receive £22,000 a year, with pay review after the first year

• 9am-6pm on weekdays (with the option to start at 8am and finish at 5pm)

• 4.30pm finishes on a Friday

• You’ll get 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)

• An extra day off on your birthday

• Your own company MacBook

• Flexible home/remote working options

• Access to our plant-filled office in Spitalfields, East London, which has perks like free yoga classes and cake

• You’ll be working in a young, sociable and ambitious team

• 24/7 access to doctors via the private WeCare app – for your physical or mental health

• Company-wide parties, away days, and retreats every year

How to apply

Click on the links below for details on how to apply:

Both applications close this Thursday, 27th June at midnight.