The following editorial positions are currently open and need to be filled for the Michaelmas 2017 term. If you have any questions, e-mail
We are currently recruiting to fill positions in our editorial team for Michaelmas 2017.
Please note that the application process for all of these positions involves submitting a written statement and/or CV. You may apply for multiple positions, but please do include a stated preference on positions with your application. All of these positions are only for one term.
A full list of available positions is as follows, with specific details outlined below:
- IRSoc Daily Editors (two positions)
- Head Lighthouse Editors (two positions)
- Lighthouse Deputy and Sub-Editors (four positions)
- Lighthouse Journal Designer
- Podcast Editors (three positions)
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Position responsibilities: Maintains the weekly IR blog, including recruiting blog posts, maintains the podcast channel 'The Beacon', oversees the daily bulletin and journal, appointing editors for each as well as co-appointing Lighthouse sub-editors. A full member of the executive committee attending committee meetings.
To apply: E-mail a statement of interest to email@example.com that includes relevant editorial skills and leadership experience. A short interview will be held in 8th week.
This is a great opportunity to prove leadership ability and organisation, managing numerous different groups of people at once.
IR Soc Daily Editors (2)
Position responsibilities: IR Soc Daily editors are responsible for the output of the IR soc daily bulletin, roundup of international news that goes out each weekday morning during term time to IR Soc bulletin subscribers.
To apply: E-mail a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes any relevant skills or experience, particularly any experience in news bulletin writing and interest in international news. A short interview will be held in 8th week.
This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in international news, stay up-to-date in global affairs and prove your ability to assimilate and summarise vast quantities of information in succinct bulletins. It proves excellent organisation and time management.
Lighthouse Editors (2)
Position responsibilities: Overseeing the editing and publication of the journal, choosing and managing the team of deputy and sub editors. Liaising with the graphic designer and printers, making decisions on the layout and design of the journal.
To apply: E-mail a CV and statement of interest to email@example.com that includes relevant skills or experience, any experience in editing is especially valuable. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a definite advantage. Also outline any changes you would make to the journal.
This position is a great opportunity to edit and help design a journal with a significant degree of editorial freedom, choose a theme, jointly appoint an editorial team. It is great experience for anyone interested in a career in journalism or IR.
LIGHTHOUSE DEPUTY AND SUB EDITORS (4)
Position responsibilities: To mentor journal contributors and edit their drafts to fit closely with the journal theme. Each deputy and sub editor will edit 2-3 articles each and have the opportunity to write their own. The deputy editors will also assist the Lighthouse editors with the layout of the journal.
To apply: Email a CV and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes relevant skills or experience, with experience in editing and writing especially valuable. A short interview will be held in 8th week.
This position is a great opportunity to develop and refine editorial skills, and work in a dynamic Lighthouse team to produce a high quality IR journal.
Lighthouse journal desinger
Position responsibilities: Responsible for the graphic design of the journal including the cover, theme colours, page layout (making joint decisions with the lighthouse editors) and image edits.
To apply: Email a CV and statement of interest to email@example.com attaching any previous examples of graphic design work in the past. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are a must.
This position is a great opportunity to be creative in creating an original template for a journal of over 50 pages and for budding graphic designers to showcase their abilities in a well-established and well-respected Oxford student journal.
Podcast Editors (3)
Position responsibilities: Each podcast editor is responsible for individually producing 2-4 podcast episodes from start to finish in accordance with a schedule agreed upon with the Editor-in-Chief and other podcast editors prior to term. This involves picking a topic for the podcast; finding, contacting and interviewing relevant professionals for each topic; and recording and editing all final audio for the podcast into a compelling and coherent whole. Each podcast episode takes approximately 8 hours to create from start-to-finish. See past episodes of the podcast here.
To apply: E-mail a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes any relevant skills or experience, what improvements you would make to the podcast, and three podcast episode ideas. A short interview will be held in 8th week.
This position is a great opportunity to gain experience with broadcast journalism, interview journalism, audio editing and to delve deeply into international topics you're interested in.