Applications for The Tab Exeter’s editorial team 2023-24 are now OPEN

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The Exeter Tab is now recruiting for the 2023/24 editorial team. The positions available are (co) Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor, Fashion Editor, News Editor, and TikTok Editor.

We welcome applications from all students, the only requirement is that you are a student at Exeter University and able to attend and help run regular meetings on campus.

No journalism experience is necessary and you don’t even need to have written for us before – all you need is a love for roasting your fellow students, finding and amplifying unique voices, and like the content we produce.

We’re particularly 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’ll have training from experienced editors at HQ to get you up and running. If you have any questions about applying for one of roles that please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via Instagram. 

Applications will close 8th May at midnight

It’s a great time to get involved and take on something new – plus, you’ll be the first to hear all the Exeter gossip. A passion and enthusiasm for writing and journalism, finding stories and writing fun features is important for the role, but being able to work in a team is even more vital.

The roles are:

Editor in Chief

As Editor in Chief you will oversee all articles The Exeter Tab publishes and be responsible for leading the team on all the latest news and stories on campus. You will be the teams main point of contact with The Tab HQ team.

You will be responsible for hosting the team meeting and be on top of who’s doing what. You will be working alongside the section editors to motivate and support writers to maintain a regular schedule of articles being published.

You’ll be writing news and features pieces, whilst also working with the section editors to come up with a weekly pitch ideas list to send out to your writers team for them to claim; then editing and publishing articles that your team of writers have submitted to you.

Your job as Editor in Chief is to keep The Exeter Tab on top of all the latest news, and ensure all of the team are motivated and working on something new so that The Exeter Tab is as good as it can be. The role is really rewarding and a great opportunity to get involved in leading a team.

The right person for this role is someone who is personable, friendly, approachable and has good leadership and teamwork skills as you will spend a lot of time communicating and motivating not only your editorial team but your team of writers. These skills are also invaluable for recruiting new writers.

Features Editor

This role is for anyone who wants to take charge of The Exeter Tab’s great feature pieces. You’ll be responsible for writing and editing the iconic feature pieces for the team that make The Exeter Tab as good as it is.

You will be working on pieces that cover current opinions, fun guides and witty commentary on campus life, you will also oversee the quizzes, opinion pieces, guides and other fun stories that we write.

You will also support the Editor in Chief in editing articles and writing every week, coming up with pitches and article commissions and supporting writers. The roles of section editors are not black and white and you may also be expected to regularly write and edit news articles, not just features.

You’ll be writing articles just like these:

News Editor

You’ll be responsible for making sure The Exeter Tab continues to chase the biggest and most exciting scoops across campus.

This role often involves needing to react to fast-paced and changing stories as they develop on the day. You need to be able to sniff out a good story when you see one. You will also need to contact organisations and people for comment, as well as fact check and provide sources.

You’ll work alongside the Editor-in-Chief to write weekly and edit articles. The roles of section editors are not black and white and you may also be expected to write and edit features articles, not just news.

You’ll be writing articles just like these:

TikTok Editor

Your role will be to specifically produce Exeter and student related TikToks on our growing page. You will create content following and engaging with current trends and memes and you must be comfortable showing your face in video content as you will be expected to regularly create vox pops interviewing students on campus or nights out.

You’ll also support the editorial team in keeping an eye out for Exeter related content and watching for the latest news and campus gossip. This role does not include editing articles, but you are welcome to write as much or as little as you like.

Fashion Editor

You’ll be responsible for our Fashion in the Forum section – coming up with themes and ideas to keep it interesting and relevant. This role involves finding students in the freshest threads, chatting to them about their style and be confident in getting photos and information.

You’ll also work with writers who express an interest in fashion articles, helping shape content ideas and editing articles.

You’ll work alongside the Editor in Chief to write fun features articles, and keep in touch with the Social Media Editor and TikTok Editor to co-ordinate content.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply below

Applications close on 8th May at midnight. DM The Exeter Tab on Instagram if you have any questions. Fill out the form below or click the link here.

Good luck!