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The Tab is hiring an Assistant Editor

Applications close Monday 29th May


We’re hiring an Assistant Editor to join The Tab’s head office in London. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the most young and innovative media companies in the UK.

Assistant Editors have one of the most varied and rewarding jobs in journalism – working with students to break stories and helping to build a new kind of news network. It is a role for ambitious young journalists who work hard, are capable of building brilliant working relationships with writers, and who care about original stories.

The Tab is a site covering youth and student culture – reaching over five million people every month. We believe young people are overlooked, and we exist to give them a voice. Our coverage includes fighting discrimination and holding authority to account, while at the same time telling you which Netflix shows you should be binging.

We are run by young journalists who like being first – our storytelling is brave, original and entertaining. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind Entertainment Daily!, The Poke and The Daily Mash.

Some of The Tab HQ team

What you’ll be doing:

Day to day you’ll be working alongside 10 other editorial staff, where you will be working with local university Tab teams to break big stories and publish entertaining features. You’ll be teaching student journalists the fundamentals of journalism, social media, building up The Tab’s Facebook, Instagram and TikTok networks so our stories reach their student audience, and recruiting new reporters so The Tab has the most talented writers in its network.

Assistant Editors also regularly write for The Tab UK site, and are expected to pitch in with ideas our audience will care about – whether that’s a hard-hitting investigation into universities, a Greggs quiz, a hot take on a Netflix show everyone’s watching, or trying out the latest TikTok trend for yourself.

Key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:

• Finding scoops on university campuses

• Running and growing Facebook, Instagram and TikTok platforms alongside our student journalists

• Writing news, features, trends, entertainment, and investigations for The Tab UK

• Recruiting and training new student reporters

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

First known student caught using ChatGPT at UK university – here’s how they were exposed

University of Sheffield paid private investigators £40,000 to look into student occupations

Bristol Uni student reached out to seminar tutor for help, then he asked her out for drinks

I got ChatGPT to write my essay to see if I could get a 2:1 from a Russell Group uni

Edinburgh University students living in converted common rooms due to housing shortage

Nottingham students receive £3,000 rent refund from their ‘coercive and abusive’ landlord

Oxford University hits students with more than £180,000 in library fines in past five years

How Long Boi went from humble beginnings on York’s campus to international fame

Manchester Uni students told if they see silverfish in halls, ‘politely tell it to leave’

Bristol Uni accidentally gave engineering students mark scheme for their coursework

Durham Uni rugby club facing investigation after fresher gets urinated on at a social

Fresher in ‘sleep with the poorest girl’ group chat has Durham offer withdrawn

Here’s why you should apply:

• You’ll receive £22,000 a year, with pay review after the first year

• You’ll get 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)

• Your own company MacBook

• You’ll be working in a young, sociable and ambitious team

• Hybrid working with access to our plant-filled office in Spitalfields, East London, which has perks like free yoga classes and cake (if you’re not based in London we can discuss remote working options)

• 24/7 access to doctors via the private WeCare app – for your physical or mental health

• Company-wide parties, away days, and retreats every year

• We finish early on Fridays

What you’ll need:

A 2:1 degree from a British university and writing experience for student media with a keen interest in a career in journalism or writing. A proven track record of breaking news and editing great stories and a proven ability to create strong working relationships.

How to apply:

To apply, email Contributors Editor Izzy Schifano (izzy@thetab.com) with your CV, along with the following:

• Three links to stories you are proud of – and for each briefly explain why

• A description of two outstanding working relationships you have built

• 100 words describing something The Tab should be doing better

• 200 words about why you think you are suitable for this role

The deadline for applications is 23:59, Monday 29th May.