The Liverpool Tab is looking for writers and we want YOU
You don’t need any experience at all
Are you an aspiring journalist? A hilarious writer? A jokes meme lord or a film-maker? If you are, The Liverpool Tab wants you to join our team.
The Liverpool Tab is written by Liverpool students, for Liverpool students. Our open meeting is on Wednesday 25th September at 6pm in the Courtyard of the Liverpool Guild of Students. Anyone is free to turn up, and more details can be found here.
If you’re unsure about what The Tab is, or how you can get involved, you’ll find all the information below:
What is The Tab?
The Tab is a student news site with over six million monthly readers. As a student writer, your stories will be shared on The Liverpool Tab Facebook page, to a readership of 28,000 Liverpool uni students – the best are shared across all of our pages, and can reach readers all over the country.
We break the biggest stories on campus. Last year, The Liverpool Tab broke the exclusive news that Liverpool students living in halls receive ‘academic sanctions’ if they fail to meet rent payments . Other stories we covered included the Liverpool John Moores’ Trampoline society hosting a ‘tramp’ themed social, and the police were called to the Sydney Jones after student hoards 20 books and refuses to let anyone borrow them.
Hundreds of stories published originally on The Tab have made national news, we exposed the Warwick boys who made rape jokes in their group chat, the Coventry dodgeball team who wore anti-semitic slogans on their white t-shirt social, and the Cambridge student who set fire to a £20 note in front of a homeless man.
Why should I write for The Tab and not somewhere else?
Writing for The Liverpool Tab, your stories will reach thousands of student readers, and while your stories won’t be printed, you’ll get a much better understanding of how modern news media actually works.
The team works with an Assistant Editor based at Tab HQ in London. They provide training in the basics of reporting, and quality advice on how to make your writing stand out that you won’t get anywhere else.
Tab alumni frequently go on to work for famous publications all over the world, including VICE, The Times, and Vogue. Just this year, former Tab student writers started jobs at The Telegraph and Cosmopolitan.
How can I get involved?
It’s simple. If you’re keen you can:
Click attending on our Facebook event.
DM us on Instagram.
Message our Facebook page.
We meet every Wednesday in the Guild. It’s a chilled set-up and we do socials all the time.
If news isn’t your thing, there’s loads of other things we do. Our student writers produce some of the funniest features you’ll ever read. Some of our best include the starter packs for each University of Liverpool halls, and when we spoke to the Languages chat about *that* singing voice note.
We’re also looking for people to run our Instagram! If you consider yourself a meme connoisseur, or you want to try making fun original videos, we’d love to have you.
If you have any questions, or can’t make the open meeting, message our page or our Instagram!