Here’s why you should write for The Cardiff Tab

There’s an open meeting tonight at Gassy’s

We’re always searching for fresh writers to join our team at The Cardiff Tab. You don’t have to be an experienced writer to join us; just be a fun and passionate person looking to join a team of excellent student journalists.

We hope this list of five reasons why you should write for The Tab will demonstrate that there is much more to The Cardiff Tab than just producing articles.

On Monday 4th March at 6pm we are also holding an open meeting upstairs at Gassy’s, on Salisbury Road. Bring a friend or come alone, we’re friendly and would love to meet you.

Send us a direct message on our Instagram or Facebook pages if you’re interested in writing for us!

1. You can write almost anything

The more enthusiastic you are about the subject, the better the article will be. So please feel free to submit any and all wild and amazing article ideas that spring to mind.

You can write nearly anything as long as it’s something Cardiff students would genuinely want to read, such as determining which Cardiff night club is what Love Island contestant, reporting on the lecturers’ strikes or writing about laptop thefts in the library.

2. You will be at the cutting edge of on-campus news and get to break the stories students care about

We define news in a completely different way than you may assume. The Cardiff Tab defines news as something you’d be excited to post on group chat or tell your friends about down the pub.

We excel at breaking news items that are significant to students. In the past, writers have had to literally run through Cathays to reach a story that was in progress. Being dedicated allows us to often get the best exclusives before anyone else.

3. It’s an unbeatable way to build up a portfolio

Having a stellar portfolio is essential if you’re looking for any writing or editing positions. The Tab allows you to write on a variety of subjects and in a variety of styles; you can really demonstrate your skills here, and it’s all available online already.

Our previous Cardiff writers and editors have gone on to interviews for the BBC, Vogue and Warner Bros.

4. You’ll be joining a national team and be supported in your writing by qualified journalists

Despite the fact that we are The Cardiff Tab, we have a very close relationship with The Tab’s national team. The national team is led by recently graduated professional journalists who are always available to offer guidance and assistance on any projects you are working on.

This is yet another priceless chance to receive individualised guidance from professional writers who are here to help you become the greatest writer you can be.

Since many of the national writers began their careers by contributing to their university Tab teams, they have been where you are and can therefore best assist you.

5. It’s an opportunity to socialise and meet fun and interesting people

We will run regular socials with people from The Cardiff Tab so you can socialise and make connections with other people with similar interests to you. Our socials are not just limited to those at The Cardiff Tab though, so feel free to bring a friend!

Our open meeting is open to anyone interested in writing for The Tab so be sure to pop along – you don’t need any experience or ideas! We hope to see lots of you on Monday 4th March upstairs at Gassy’s!

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