Are you a budding journalist, with a keen eye for detail and the passion for producing a captivating news story? Then we have two exciting opportunities to become either a Student Journalist or join the Content Writers Pool.
Whether you’re in your first or final year, from undergraduate to research students, these two opportunities are open to all to bring the latest news and stories to fellow students.
The schemes offer flexible paid work to fit around your studies and provide you with opportunities to develop your writing skills and style. Find out more below.
The Student Journalist SchemeAs a Student Journalist, you will work with UCL’s central Communications Team until September 2024. You will be required to complete a minimum of one article per term, with the opportunity to write and commission more content, based on your interests.
How does the Student Journalist Scheme work?This scheme is for you if you’re looking to upskill in writing and people management as well as be paid to write high profile articles, work with a range of UCL teams and collaborate with social media content creators.
We are recruiting five Student Journalists who will be responsible for:
- pitching articles and content to the Communications Team
- writing long form, student interest articles
- managing five content writers and commissioning/ editing their work, with the support of the central Communications Team.
To find out more about the role, please read the job description which contains information on the person specification, tasks and responsibilities, payment, Tier 4 visa information and how to apply.
The Content Writers PoolWe are also recruiting 25 writers for the Student Content Writers Pool. You will be responsible for writing ad hoc articles as commissioned and edited by the Student Journalists and teams across UCL. You will have the option to write articles on a range of topics throughout the year, to upskill in copy writing and build your writing portfolio. You will be a member of the pool until September 2024.
There is no minimum time requirement and members are able to write to suit your own schedule and interests.
How does the Content Writers Pool work?Each of the Student Journalists will manage five content writers and will both brief you on content they need as well as support you in writing for other teams. You will be added to a Microsoft Teams Channel where the Journalists and UCL staff will put a call out for content.
If you are available to write the content - you simply reply to the message and the Student Journalist or UCL staff member will get in touch with you with more information about what they need. You will write content that is suitable for a student audience and will be posted on the appropriate channel/ website.
To find out more about the role, please read the job description which contains information on the person specification, tasks and responsibilities, payment, Tier four visa information and how to apply.
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