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

Applications close on Friday 21st April


The Edinburgh Tab is now recruiting for our 2023/24 editorial team. From breaking news stories, vibey quizzes and our iconic Matchmaking Monday there are lots of things we cover!

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

Applications from all students are welcome regardless of previous experience, year or degree, but you do have to attend the University of Edinburgh. You’ll have training from experienced editors to get you up and running.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 Friday 21st April

You don’t need to have written for The Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh. We want someone with energy, charisma and all round vibes (the ins and outs can all come later!)

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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Tab continues to chase the biggest and most exciting scoops across campus.

You’ll be responsible for making sure The Edinburgh Tab continues to chase the biggest and most exciting scoops across campus.

You’ll work alongside the Editor-in-Chief to write weekly and edit articles.

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

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:

Social Media Editor

As Social Media Editor you’ll have creative control over our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook which have a reach of over 50k followers.

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. We want you to keep up with our iconic Monday Matchmaking, as well as introducing your own content that The Edinburgh Tab can become recognizable for.

The Edinburgh influence and impact across campus are 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).

TikTok Editor

Our TikTok has really taken off this year and we want someone to continue to grow the page and our followers. You need to think of creative ways to incorporate the latest TikTok trends and audios into relatable Edinburgh content, as well as expanding on our already successful interview format. This role is suited to someone who is very outgoing and happy to talk to other students, and loves creating fun TikTok content.

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 Edinburgh Tab, or fill out the form below.

Good luck!

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