Applications to join The Liverpool Tab’s editorial team are now OPEN
Applications close Sunday 28th May
The Liverpool Tab is now recruiting for our 2023/24 editorial team. From breaking news stories to fun features and vibey quizzes there are lots of things we cover!
The positions available are Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Features Editor, and Social Media Editor.
Applications from all students are welcome regardless of previous experience, year or degree, but you do have to attend one of Liverpool’s universities. You’ll have training from experienced editors to get you up and running.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28th May
You don’t need to have written for The Liverpool Tab before, but, as these are editorial roles, some journalistic experience would certainly help.
Most of all, we are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic about all things Liverpool. We want someone with energy, charisma and all round vibes (the ins and outs can all come later!)
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.
Editor in Chief
We will be recruiting two Editor in Chief positions.
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 will also be in charge of ensuring all content both written and social is consistent with The Liverpool Tab’s standard of quality and tone of voice.
You’ll also be the main link to The Tab HQ and be supported by the team at HQ running The Liverpool 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.
You’ll be responsible for making sure The Liverpool 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 working on stories just like these:
- Drug checking services make festivals safer, new Uni of Liverpool study finds
- University of Liverpool student says they feel ‘hopeless’ during the cost of living crisis
- Liverpool Uni students are occupying the top floor of the 502 teaching hub
As Features Editor you’ll be in charge of writing and editing the most fun and ridiculous feature pieces.
You’ll be able to cover every aspect of student life from nightlife to fashion and food. There’s a lot of room to be creative in this role and we want someone who is witty, opinionated and knows what’s relevant to students. 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 working on stories just like these:
- Your typical Instagram vibe based off your first year University of Liverpool halls
- Things about being a Liverpool student that would send a Victorian child into a coma
- What does your preferred Liverpool coffee shop say about you?
- Say hello to The Georgian Quarter — Liverpool’s most underrated student neighbourhood
Social Media Editor
As Social Media Editor you’ll have creative control over our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
You will have an eye for the latest trends, memes and aesthetics as well as coming up with creative ideas to help develop our social platforms. You’ll also support the editorial team in keeping an eye out for Liverpool related content and watching for the latest news and campus gossip.
The Liverpool Tab’s influence and impact across campus is reliant on a top-notch social media game. This role is suited to someone who loves the ins and outs of social media and wants to gain some real experience. This role does not include editing articles, but you are welcome to write as much or as little as you like.
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. We’d love to hear from all of you and if in doubt, just go for it! Good luck!
Click the link here to fill out the form to be an Editor of The Liverpool Tab, or fill out the form below.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28th May. Good luck!