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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.

What do we want?

Your statement should include your skills and ideas – why you want the role, how you’d do it and what you would change. You should also outline any relevant experience you have. Please outline which section you’re applying for!

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

DEADLINE FOR ALL POSITIONS IS 29th MAY AT MIDDAY.

CONCRETE:

Section Editors: Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.

Positions:
News Editor
Global Editor
Features Editor
Comment Editor
Science Editor
Travel Editor
Sport Editor

Senior writers: Write a 300 word statement and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May midday. Your statement should include your skills and ideas such as what kind of stories you would pitch.

Positions:
News Senior Writer
Global Senior Writer
Features Senior Writer
Sport Senior Writer

VENUE:

Venue Editor: Write a 750 word statement and lay up a mock front page using Adobe InDesign and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May midday.

Your statement should include your skills and ideas – why you want the role, how you’d do it and what you would change. You should also outline any relevant experience you have, whether in Venue or elsewhere.

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

Venue Deputy Editor: Write a 500 word statement and lay up a mock double page spread of any section you would like using Adobe InDesign and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May midday. If you are unfamiliar with the programme contact Chris Matthews who will show you how to use it and where to find the appropriate logos. It can be any section you’d like, but design two pages and include the titles of what content you would include. (Do not write the articles, just fill with any text, but use the titles to give us an idea about the kind of content you would like to see in Concrete.)

Venue Section Editors: Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.

Positions:
Arts Editor
Fashion Editor
Music Editor
Gaming Editor
Film and TV Editor
Creative Writing Editor


Head of Multimedia: You will need to be competent using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Your role is to create gifs and infographics complimenting stories and promote Concrete as a brand on our social media accounts. You will also liaise alongside Editor and Deputy Editor with UEATV and Livewire as part of the Media Collective. Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.

Lead Photographer: You will need to be able to provide photos of events happening in Norwich as and when they occur for Concrete. You will need to adhere to deadlines and be on call for breaking news stories. Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.

Online EditorThis involves uploading all articles from Venue and Concrete online in time for print publication. We will show you how everything works so you won’t have to learn on your own! We are looking for someone committed and with good time management skills. Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.

Chief Copy Editor: This will involve reading through each issue of Concrete and Venue checking for errors against our style guide. You will also be in charge of a team of helpers. Write a 500 word statement adhering to the guidelines at the top of the page and send it to concrete.editor@uea.ac.ukand concrete.deputy@uea.ac.uk by the 29th May at midday.