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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 Deputy Editor- Do you have an interest in the arts and flair for design? We need you. You will work with the Venue editor to produce each issue, advise editors on their content and liaise with arts venues around Norwich. Please write a 750-word statement explaining why you’d like the position and what skills you’d bring to the job alongside a features spread designed on InDesign.

 

Senior news reporter – you will work with our News Editor to produce breaking news stories and investigate the goings-on on campus. Applicants should have a keen eye for detail and interest in campus news. Please write a 600-word statement explaining why you’d like the position and what skills you’d bring to the job.

 

Social sec – 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. Please write a 600-word statement explaining why you’d like the position and what skills you’d bring to the job.

 

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.