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9th July 2016

Apply to join the 2016/17 Editorial Team

Apply before the 30th of July to join our Editorial Team!

Applications to join the Editorial Team for 2016/17 are now open. This is your chance to work for the biggest student newspaper in the country and gain authentic journalism experience.

The experience you will gain working for a student print publication will be invaluable and enhance your CV immeasurably. Previous section editors have gone on to careers in the national press, public relations, and broadcast journalism.

All current students at the University of Manchester are able to apply and you don’t necessarily have to have worked for The Mancunion before—our only requirement is a demonstrable passion for journalism.

You have until midnight on the 30th July to apply and we will announce our new team by mid-August.

Please keep in mind that successful applicants will be invited to training days on the 8th and 9th of September, which while not compulsory the training will be comprehensive and highly beneficial to your understanding of your positions requirements and the inner workings of The Mancunion.

To apply, please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

The Mancunion offers a wide range of positions, so whether you’re highly opinionated, a fashionista, a grammar king or queen, or a social media guru we have a positon for you. If you become part of The Mancunion team you will also be welcomed under The Manchester Media Group umbrella and have opportunities to expand your journalism into not just print but also TV and radio through Fuse FM and Fuse TV. If none of that is enough to tempt you into joining us, we also quite like a social and promise that your year in student media will be unforgettable.


Positions available are:

Head News Editor
Deputy News Editor

Features Editor
Deputy 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

Books Editor

Head Food & Drink Editor
Deputy Food & Drink Editor

Arts Editor

Theatre Editor

Head Lifestyle Editor
Deputy Lifestyle Editor

Head Sport Editor
Deputy Sport Editor


Online Editors – A team in charge of publishing content and improving the design and audience of the website, alongside the Editor and Deputy Editor, and overseeing high quality social media output to ensure we reach a wide student audience.


All section editors are expected to work diligently with the rest of Editorial Team to ensure the paper produced weekly is to a consistently high standard.

The role does require a significant amount of time to be committed, but this volunteering time will be printed upon your degree certificate, and will be highly valued by employers. We will also work to help you manage your time effectively to ensure you’re able to create a balance between university work and your editorial commitments.

Section editors are required to run weekly meetings for contributors to attend and pitch stories. They must act as mentors for their contributors and work to engage them in The Mancunion and help them to improve their writing and understanding of journalism. After distributing the articles for that week they must then work to ensure all the content is submitted to our sub editors on time. They then must use InDesign, which they will get thorough training in prior to the first print deadline, to layout their section ready from print every Friday.

Overall we ask that all section editors work enthusiastically and passionately throughout the year to ensure all the editorial staff feel supported and part of a strong team. Our aim is to create quality journalism in an inspiring environment.

Applications are now closed

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