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Join the 2015/16 Editorial Team

Applications are now open. Applications are open to all students at the University of Manchester and will be open until 19:00 on Wednesday the 22nd of July. To apply, please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page.

We have a wide range of positions available for anyone interested in advancing their journalistic career, developing valuable leadership skills, and having a great year.

Positions available are:

Head News Editor
Deputy News Editor

Features Editor

Head Opinion Editor
Deputy Opinion Editor

Head Music Editor
Deputy Music Editor

Games Editor

Head Fashion Editor
Deputy Fashion Editor
Deputy Fashion Editor (Beauty)

Head Film Editor
Deputy Film Editor

Theatre Editor*

Arts Editor*

Books Editor*

Head Food & Drink Editor
Deputy Food & Drink Editor

Head Lifestyle Editor
Deputy Lifestyle Editor

Head Sport Editor
Deputy Sport Editor


Web Editor—this is a new position that will involve improving the design and usability of our website, working to increase traffic and visibility online, controlling our social media platforms, and making sure content is published at a steady rate. It will require a high level of intimacy with the platforms we use and a combination of creativity and computing skill.

NB—for many of these positions there is more than one place.

*Would all applicants for these positions please e-mail [email protected].


Why apply?

Working at The Mancunion is an unmissable opportunity to work on all aspects of a real print publication whilst at university. Becoming a section editor will give you vital experience that employers will be amazed to see on a CV.

The chance to produce a stylish page of content, actively commission and write stories, and work to a deadline alongside a team of like-minded individuals will develop your journalistic skills over the course of the year unlike any other opportunity. We also hold a range of socials throughout the year.

Previous section editors have gone on to careers in the national press, public relations, and broadcast journalism.


What is expected of a section editor?

A section editor should work alongside the rest of the Editorial Team to direct their section in a new and successful direction, whilst retaining a coherent sense of standardisation in the entire newspaper.

It is a job that requires a significant time commitment, particularly towards the end of the week when deadlines to get the newspaper to print loom. However, this does not mean it will take up every waking hour of your day—we aim to keep a stable balance between efficiency and professionalism on one hand, and fun and creativity on the other.

Section editors run a meeting once a week to which potential contributors can come in order to pitch stories. Particularly at the beginning of the year, new writers may find it difficult to find anything to bring with them to write about, so it is helpful if editors suggest ideas and shape potential stories with contributors at this meeting.

They must then ensure content is submitted on time. Once they have the content for their page, they are responsible for laying out their section for printing every Friday.


All editors will receive training at the beginning of the academic year to fully learn and understand the inner workings of The Mancunion and what is expected of them.

Best of luck to all candidates.


Applications are now closed.

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