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

We’re looking for our next Editor in Chief, News Editor, Features Editor and Social Media Editor


The Birmingham Tab is now recruiting for our 2024/25 editorial team! Be the first to break news stories, share the latest campus gossip and write fun features and guides. It’s a great way to socialise with other students, plus it will look glorious on your CV if you’re interested in a journalism career after uni.

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

We encourage everyone to apply regardless of year or degree, the only requirement is that you are a student at Birmingham. You will receive training from experienced editors, and even a professional journalist from The Tab HQ to get you up and running.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 15th May.

Although you don’t need to have written for The Birmingham Tab before to apply, some experience in journalism would certainly help. That could be a personal blog, school newspaper or other publications etc. Regardless, now is a great time to get involved and take on something new.

More importantly, we want people who are passionate about writing and journalism, enthusiastic about life in Brum, dedicated to breaking news stories and writing interesting features, and above all else, able to work well in a team.

If you have questions about any of the roles please do not hesitate to get in touch via Instagram or Facebook

1. Editor in Chief

As Editor in Chief, you will oversee the entire team of writers and all of the articles The Birmingham Tab publishes. In this role, you’ll work with your team to lead the direction of our coverage. You will also be the main link to The Tab HQ team and will be supported by the team at HQ running The Birmingham Tab team.

You will be responsible for organising your team of editors and writers, hosting regular meetings and motivating and supporting writers to maintain a regular schedule of articles being published.

You’ll be writing your own news and features pieces throughout the year, whilst also working with the section editors to come up with weekly pitch ideas to send out to your writer’s team to claim and help the team break the biggest stories on campus. You will then be editing and publishing articles that your team of writers have submitted to you. You will also be in charge of making sure all content is consistent with The Birmingham Tab’s standard of quality and tone of voice.

You’ll be writing your own news and features pieces throughout the year, whilst also working with the section editors to come up with weekly pitch ideas to send out to your writer’s team to claim and help the team break the biggest stories on campus. You will then be editing and publishing articles that your team of writers have submitted to you. You will also be in charge of making sure all content is consistent with The Birmingham Tab’s standard of quality and tone of voice.

2. News Editor

The Birmingham Tab prides itself on breaking the next big news story and as News Editor your biggest responsibility is ensuring that The Birmingham Tab is reporting on the latest scoops on campus.

This often involves reacting quickly to fast-paced, ever-changing stories as they develop on the day. You’ll need a passion to report the latest scoop before anyone else, an eye for a good story and an ear out for the latest news, controversies and events. It’s key to keep up-to-date on Birmingham news, from protests on campus to major announcements from the university.

You’ll support the Editor in Chief in writing and editing articles weekly, coming up with pitches and article commissions and supporting writers. The roles of section editors are not black and white so you may also be expected to regularly write and edit feature articles, not just news.

You’ll be working on stories like these:

3. Features Editor

This role is for anyone who wants to take charge on The Birmingham Tab’s iconic feature pieces. You’ll be responsible for writing and editing the iconic feature pieces for the team that make The Birmingham Tab as great as it is.

You’ll be able to cover every aspect of student life, from nightlife to fashion and food. You will be working on pieces that cover current opinions, fun guides and witty commentary on campus life, you will also oversee the quizzes, opinion pieces, guides and other fun stories that we write. Rating outfits on campus, or arguing which Birmingham club is better – as Features Editor you’ll have a keen interest in everything relevant and relatable to Birmingham students.

You will also support the Editor in Chief in editing and writing articles each week, coming up with pitches and article commissions and supporting writers. The roles of section editors are not black and white and you may also be expected to regularly write and edit news articles, not just features.
You’ll be working on stories just like these:

4. Social Media Editor

The Social Media Editor will be in charge of The Birmingham Tab’s Instagram and Facebook. You’ll be responsible for distributing published articles onto social media and engaging the audience through memes, interactive Instagram stories and more.

You will be the first line of contact between the audience and the rest of the editorial team, relaying any DMs or comments you’ve seen. If you’ve got a knack for comedy and relatable content then this is absolutely the role for you, as we need someone who has the ability to get people engaged and interested in everything The Birmingham Tab is about.

Reckon you’ve got what it takes?

If you’re interested in any of our roles and would like to apply, fill out your application here or on the Google form below. The application deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 8th May.