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Concrete is UEA’s award-winning student newspaper.

From campus news to music reviews and even space to air your own views, Concrete has something for everybody. If you aspire to a career in journalism, or if you just want to try something new at university, then Concrete is the place for you. We are looking for writers, copy-editors, photographers, artists and researchers to join our team.


*NEW* Editor applications open!

What do we want?

Your statement should include your skills and ideas – why you want the role and how you’d do it.

Following that, we will be in touch ASAP to schedule a 15-minute interview to chat through the application and to see if you’re right for the job.

To apply please send your statement to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk and concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by 27 MAY, 11.59PM.

The details of each application are listed below – good luck!

 

Venue Editor- 750 word statement with a front page

The role requires a high level of commitment, an artistic eye, skill with Adobe, and leadership. In this role, an editor will oversee the fortnightly production of the print edition of Venue, working alongside Concrete’s editors.

Venue Deputy Editor- 750 word statement with a features spread

*Please see Venue Editor description*

Online Editor- 750 word statement

This role involves uploading each print issue to Concrete Online. We are looking for anyone with a keen interest in web design (experience not required) to manage our website.

News Editor-750 word statement

This is an integral role at Concrete and requires dedication to finding and writing stories, often under a short deadline. We need someone committed to following both student and wider Norwich news.

The following positions require a 600 word statement explaining your skills and ideas.

Arts Editor

Film Editor

Fashion Editor

Creative Writing Editor

Gaming Editor

Television Editor

Music Editor

Senior news reporter

Global Editor

Features Editor

*NEW* Senior Feature writer

Comment Editor

Science Editor

Travel Editor

Sport Editor

Senior Sports reporter

Chief Copy Editor –This involves overseeing the bi-weekly publication of Concrete and Venue, looking for typos and formatting errors. We couldn’t do the paper without you so please do apply.

Events coordinator – Socials, whether Concrete only or with The Media Collective, are a huge part of our society. We need someone keen to organise events to show off just how good we are.

Social media manager- We need consistent uploads across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you’re constantly on your phone, this is the job for you.  Let us know how you’d improve our online presence.

Art and design – Have an eye for art and design? We need you. Illustrators, painters, whatever your talent, let us know your ideas for updating Concrete and Venue’s cartoons.

 

If you have any questions regarding using InDesign for the mock front page, the role or the application process, please contact Editor-in-Chief Sophie Bunce at concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk.

Writers

No experience is necessary! You don’t need to be a best-selling novelist or anything… tell us if you are though!

We’re always willing to hear ideas and suggestions. Pitch ‘em to us!

We have 15 sections which cover everything from music reviews to campus news.

If you know which section you’re interested in writing for, have a chat with the relevant section-editor. Their details are here.

If you’re not sure, send an email to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk for more information or chat to us at Societies fair in September.

Online team

We’re looking for people to help out our Online team with Concrete’s online and digital aspects.

If you could spare a couple of hours every second Monday, on a flexible basis, let us know at concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk and concrete.online@uea.ac.uk

Photographers

Got any pretty snaps of campus or the city? Send them over (as JPEGs or PNGs please) to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk and we’ll add them to our stash and use them online and in print.

If you’re interested in taking pictures for the newspaper on a more regular basis, get in touch!

Illustrators

We’re always looking to feature student artwork alongside articles. Get in touch with our Art & Design Coordinators at concrete.artdesign@uea.ac.uk to get started.

Proofreaders

Our copy editors are committed to depleting red pens of their ink. An extra pair of eagle eyes is always welcome. If you could spare a few hours every other Wednesday or Saturday, get in touch with Hannah Brown and Sophie Clayton at concrete.copy@uea.ac.uk

You can buy Concrete membership on the SU website here.