The Durham Tab is recruiting and we want you!

We’re looking for new writers- why not apply?

Do you dream of going into journalism? Are you always the first to know Durham gossip? The first to make a meme out of everything? Then The Tab Durham is the place for you.

The Tab Durham is the first place to go for campus news, gossip and all things jokes. We are written by students, for students and have a great community of Durham writers.

If you haven’t heard of The Tab before, or simply want to find out more, keep reading to find out how you can get involved with us in Durham this year.

What is The Tab?

The Tab is an online student-run news site, with over ten million monthly readers and a Tab in every student city. Writing for us can be done on a consistent weekly basis, or in a much more relaxed capacity if you would prefer. The stories that you write with us will be shared via our Tab Durham Facebook page, which is liked by over 21,000 people including Durham students and alumni.

We break the biggest student stories at The Tab. Over the summer we broke the horrific story on the freshers’ group chats which saw Durham boys joke about competing to ‘sleep with the poorest girl’ and also wrote about the Durham student who tried to organise a mock trial for the murder of George Floyd.

The Tab’s main office (otherwise known as HQ) in London often picks up on breaking stories and good content published in local Tabs, meaning that some of the articles you write could be shared to the main Tab site, which has a national reach and is read by students at multiple UK unis.

Why should I write for The Tab Durham?

Writing for The Tab Durham, your stories will reach thousands of student and alumni readers, and while your stories won’t be printed on paper, you’ll get an understanding of how modern news and media functions by working with Editors in Tab HQ.

Our local Durham team works alongside an Assistant Editor who is based in London. Our Editor provides training and constant professional writing advice that you won’t get from any other student media outlet.

Previous Tab writers have gone on to work for major news outlets all over the world, including VICE, The Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and The Evening Standard – just to name a few. Tab HQ also run internships during the summer for all things journo related.

How can I get involved?

DM us on Instagram or message our Facebook page. Don’t be scared to get in touch- we have a very chilled writing environment and we’re all about supporting you. We can get you writing straight away with no formal application needed. Students from all year groups and courses are welcome.

We’re holding our first virtual open meeting of the year this Thursday at 7pm, so if you’re keen to find out more, drop us a message and we’ll send you the link to join.

The best part about writing for The Tab Durham is that no previous writing or journalism experience is required to get involved. You’ll have all the help you need from three experienced Editors in Durham, as well as our Assistant Editor from HQ to make sure you’re fully supported.

It’s not just news we do here at The Tab Durham: We’re also well known on campus for our funny features and full coverage of events, balls and fashion shows. For anything Durham related that you want to write, The Tab will be the place for you.

We’re particularly interested this year in making journalism more accessible for people from all backgrounds. If you feel like journalism hasn’t been accessible for people from your background, please get in touch with us and sign up to write for us this year. We want to hear everyone’s voices.

Any additional questions? Drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to answer them.