Applications to join The Leeds Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN

Applications close at 23:59 on Wednesday 17th May

The Leeds Tab is now recruiting for our 2023/24 editorial team. The Leeds Tab are looking for a driven and ambitious team of editors to take on the next year.

The positions available are Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Features Editor and Social Editor.

Applications from all students are welcome regardless of previous experience, year or degree, you just have to attend one of Leeds’ universities. You’ll have training from experienced editors to get you up and running.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 Wednesday 17th May. 

You don’t need to have written for The Leeds Tab before, but, as these are editorial roles, some journalistic experience 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, you should definitely apply.

Most of all, we are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic about all things Leeds. We want someone with energy, charisma and all round vibes (the ins and outs can all come later!).


As Editor-in-Chief you’ll oversee the entire team of writers and lead the direction of our coverage.

You should be prepared to write your own pieces throughout the year and help the team in breaking the biggest stories on campus.

You’ll also be the main link to The Tab HQ and be supported by the team at HQ with running The Leeds Tab team.

The role is incredibly rewarding and a great experience to have in leading a large team in a fast-paced and exciting environment. To fit this role you should be friendly and supportive to new and existing writers, thorough in editing articles and have a keen eye for the stories that will make an impact and hit a chord with students across campus.

News Editor

You’ll be responsible for making sure The Leeds Tab chases the biggest and most exciting scoops across around 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’ll work alongside the Editor-in-Chief to write weekly and edit articles.

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

Leeds graduates are yet to receive certificates after Leeds Uni runs out of paper

McDonald’s bouncer filmed shoving numerous people leaving Leeds Beckett fresher with bruised eye

A complete rundown of everything that’s happened with the Esther Simpson occupation so far

Leeds Freestyle tells students to come to a social dressed as chavs from St. Trinian’s

Features Editor

As Features Editor you’ll be in charge of writing and editing the most fun and ridiculous feature pieces.

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 Leeds.

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

The different types of guys you’ll meet during Leeds Freshers’ Week

‘Call it safety or call it startling’: Things you’ll only know if you live in Hyde Park

46 signs that you are Hyde Park’s worst housemate

‘He whispered in my ear, are you privately educated?’: The worst one-night stand stories in Leeds

Social Editor

As Social Media Editor you’ll have creative control over our Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook which together have a combined following of over 60k.

You will have an eye for the latest trends, memes and aesthetics as well as coming up with creative TikTok ideas to help develop our video journalism.

The Leeds Tab influence and impact across campus is reliant on a top-notch social media game. This job is suited to someone who loves the ins and outs of social media and wants to gain some real experience (which looks great on your CV).

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 23:59 Wednesday 17th May, with successful applicants to begin their roles at the end of May.