The Birmingham Tab is looking for its new editorial team for 2022-23
Apply by Wednesday 23rd March!
The Birmingham Tab is read by thousands of students every month, and we are looking for a new editing team to take on the next year.
Applications are now open for The Birmingham Tab’s editorial team for the academic year 2022/23.
The positions available are: Editor, Deputy Editor and Social Media Editor.
Applications from students in all fields of study are welcome. You’ll have training from experienced editors to get you up and running. We’re really encouraging students from minority backgrounds to apply. If you feel like journalism isn’t typically accessible for people from your background, please do apply.
You don’t need to have written for The Birmingham Tab before, but, as these are editorial roles, some experience in journalism would certainly help. If you have your own blog or have written for different publications in the past and are looking to step up your experience, please do apply.
The roles include:
This role requires you to oversee every article published by The Birmingham Tab.
You will work with the section editors to make sure everyone in the team is writing something and keeping on top of all the latest news on campus.
You will also write multiple news or feature stories every week, and receive individual training on how to manage your team and get the best articles out there. You will also be in frequent contact with The Tab HQ, as well as contacting press offices, arranging PR and sending FOI requests.
You will be second in command, and will have the responsibility to look for article ideas, keeping up to date on the latest goss on campus and keeping your finger on the pulse when spotting a potential story.
The role allows you to be witty, educational, opinionated and creative in your writing.
It’s important you know what’s relevant, interesting and funny to the specific student audience at Birmingham Uni.
Social Media Editor
An eye for memes and aesthetics is key for this role. You’ll be responsible for regularly uploading onto various social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
This will include sharing articles, creating Insta stories, finding and creating memes, uploading footage of events and making sure our student audience is always engaged and interacting with our channels.
This is a great position for those who want to see real audience growth, and gain experience in running social media channels (which looks great on your CV).
Want to apply?
If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to apply for any of the advertised roles, please fill out this Google form.
The application deadline is Wednesday 23rd March at 12pm, with successful applicants to begin their roles by May.
If you have any questions, DM us on Instagram @TheTab_Birmingham