Ones to Watch, the only site in the UK to bring together the best of the country’s student journalism, is getting bigger and better this year – and we need you.
We are looking for current students at UK universities with an interest in journalism to work on the site alongside their studies.
There are vacancies for three editorial assistants - two general and one specialising in sport. See below for a detailed job description and person specification.
Candidates for all positions must be committed to working from home for two days a week (approx. 2-3 hours each day worked, timings are flexible), starting the week beginning October 29, until January 31 2013. There will be an option to continue after this date, but this is the minimum required commitment.
The posts are currently unpaid, however all successful candidates will be given help in progressing their journalism careers, including references and assistance gaining work experience, wherever possible.
All potential candidates must be available for a training session on Tuesday October 23. Training will either be in London or via Skype, depending on individual availability. Please state which you prefer at the end of your cover letter.
To apply, email email@example.com by Monday, October 15 with the following:
:: Your CV (no more than one A4 page)
:: Cover letter (no more than 250 words) outlining your experience and why you want the role
:: A link to any piece of student journalism (old or current, but should not be your own work) that you think would be suitable for featuring on OTW and an explanation of why (no more than 150 words, excluding link)
Please state whether you are applying for the general or sports position in the subject line of your email.
The ability to edit is vital to all roles so applications breaching the word limit will not be considered.
Editorial assistant (general and sports)
Commitment: Two days per week, approximately 2-3 hours each day work. Exact days and timings to be confirmed on an individual basis. From October 29 (plus training October 23) until January 31 2013, with possibility for extension.
Main responsibilities will include:
- Monitoring student media and selecting relevant articles for publication
- Editing copy
- Posting stories and pictures online using WordPress
- Using social media
- Working as a team with other editorial assistants and sub-editors
- Reporting to the deputy editor/editor as required
- Strong news sense
- A genuine interest in journalism, current affairs and student life (those applying for the sports role should also have a demonstrable interest in both sports and sports journalism)
- Exceptional written skills
- Good communication and research skills
- Excellent time management and ability to self-motivate
- Experience using social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook
- Previous work experience in media, whether student or professional
- Experience of using WordPress