The Tab is hiring a Staff Writer to join our HQ

Applications close Sunday 25th June

The Tab is hiring a Staff Writer to join our team. As a Staff Writer, you will be publishing multiple stories a day with a focus on entertainment and trends. Staff Writers will write about TikTok trends, know which YouTuber is embroiled in the most recent scandal, and be hot on it with the popular TV shows that have everyone talking. You will also be writing funny and voice-driven stories, hot takes, SEO articles, and some quizzes too.

The Tab is a news site covering student and youth culture, with seven million readers a month. We cover everything from Netflix to politics, as well as dominating uni campuses all over the UK. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind Entertainment Daily!, The Poke and The Daily Mash. At The Tab we put young people in charge; the average age is 25 and many staff go on to run their own team within three years. This is an exciting time to join The Tab as we continue towards our goal of becoming the mouthpiece of UK youth.

You will have a strong understanding of what young people care about: From Netflix and TV, TikTok trends, and celebs to class, mental health, and social justice. You will know what entertains people aged 18-25, and what makes them tick.

Key responsibilities:

  • Writing at least three stories a day for The Tab’s national site, focusing on trends and entertainment
  • Pitching the latest trends and hot topics on social media and turning them into engaging content for our readers
  • Pitching and helping to shape viral social ideas alongside the editorial team
  • Working towards monthly pageview targets, as set by the Head of Entertainment

Our office in London

You’ll be writing stories like these:

You will:

      • Have a 2:1 from a British university
      • Have at least six months of writing experience for student, regional or national media
      • Have plenty of ideas ready to write for The Tab inspired by TikTok, Instagram, YouTube
      • Love memes and keeping up to date with the latest shows (think Love Island, MAFS, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, Below Deck, or whatever the trending shows of the moment are)
      • Be numbers-driven, and thrive off ambitious pageview targets

Here’s why you should apply for this role:

      • You’ll receive £22,000 – £25,000 a year (DOE), with a pay review after the first year
      • Hours: 9 am-6 pm on weekdays (with the option to start at 8 am and finish at 5 pm)
      • 4:30 pm Friday finishes
      • 25 days of holiday a year plus bank holidays
      • Access to our plant-filled office in Spitalfields, East London, which has perks like free yoga classes and cake
      • A young, sociable team
      • 24/7 access to doctors via the private WeCare app – for your physical or mental health
      • Company-wide parties and retreats every year
      • A company MacBook Air

To apply, send the following to Head of Entertainment Hayley Soen, ([email protected]): 

Email your CV, links to three of your published stories, and three story pitches that are extremely relevant on the day of your application. Include a headline and very brief synopsis for each.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 25th June 2023, and candidates should be available to start ASAP.