The Manchester Tab wants you: Apply to be part of the 2024-2025 Editorial team

Applications close on Friday 26th April

Every year, the editorial team for The Manchester Tab switches from a board of exhausted third years to a party of shiny, new talent. That time has now arrived and you could be the next leader of the BEST student newspaper in Manchester.

From breaking news stories and gossip around campus to fun features and guides, The Manchester Tab has it all and is a fantastic experience for anyone interested in a career in journalism.

Applications for the upcoming year’s editorial team are now open. The positions available are: Editor in Chief, News Editor, Features Editor, and Social Media Editor.

Experience in journalism is not essential because you will receive training from experienced student editors and journalists from The Tab HQ. We encourage everyone to apply regardless of year or degree, the only requirement is that you are a student at one of Manchester’s universities.

What you’ll be doing:


You will be responsible for overseeing every article published by The Manchester Tab and lead the direction of our coverage. It is your responsibility to organise the weekly meetings, as well as write content, commission articles to the team and communicate with The Tab HQ.

Day to day, you will work with section editors to make sure we are breaking big stories and publishing entertaining features. You will work closely with the Social Media editor to ensure regular posting takes place, as well as be able to help create content.

Alongside this, you’ll be managing and editing individual writers, making sure The Manchester Tab has the most talented writers in our team.

This role is suited to somebody who is motivated, passionate to represent students and, above all, organised. You will need to be able to oversee all the moving parts of The Manchester Tab and manage your time effectively.

Social Media Editor

The Social Media Editor is in charge of our Instagram content, responsible for our digital brand and growing our student reach. You must be proficient in Canva or another picture-editing software to make sure all our posts are up to scratch. As well as condensing long-form content into an Instagram post, you must be clued up about meme culture and on the ball to keep The Manchester Tab on trend.

You’ll be making posts like these:

And these:

News Editor

You’ll be responsible for finding out all the most shocking scoops on campus. It’s your responsibility to keep your finger on the pulse and to know a good story when you see one. You’ll also write every week and support the Editor in Chief by editing articles.

News is unpredictable and fast-paced. When a story occurs you need to have the ability to move quickly and efficiently.

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

Features Editor

You’ll be in charge of writing and editing our fantastic feature pieces. You should have a strong idea of what you would like the features section of The Manchester Tab to look like and where you aim to take it.

The role allows you to be witty, educational, opinionated and creative in your writing. It’s important you know what’s relevant, interesting and funny to the specific student audience at Manchester Uni’s. You will bring article ideas to the meeting and help writers develop.

You’ll be working on stories just like these:

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: 

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