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

Applications close on Thursday 30th March 

The Tab Manchester is now recruiting for our 2023/24 editorial team. The Tab Manchester breaks the biggest stories on campus. Whether students love us or hate us, most of them at least follow us!

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 Manchester’s universities. You’ll have training from experienced editors to get you up and running.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 Thursday 30th March 

You don’t need to have written for The Manchester Tab before, but, as these are editorial roles, some journalistic experience would certainly help.

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

What you’ll be doing:


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 Manchester 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 Tab Manchester continues to chase 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.

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 be working on stories just like these:

Students say French lecturer repeatedly says ‘n-word’ amid department’s ‘culture of racism’

Manchester students offered £100 a week to live in halls… in Liverpool

Manchester University takes students to High Court over occupation of Simon building

Manchester Uni students occupy Simon Building in support of UCU strikes

Features Editor

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’ll be working on stories just like these:

Today I definitively deduce where the best lunch spot is on Manchester Uni’s campus

What on earth is going on at the Owens Park bus stop? An investigation

Sugar babies, strippers and feet pic sellers: Manchester students find unique ways to finance their uni lives

Mercury is no longer in retrograde, so here is your Fallow-scope forecast for this week

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 80k.

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 Tab Manchester’s 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 Thursday 30th March, with successful applicants to begin their roles during April.

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