Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 | Manchester, UK

Manchester Historian Applications for 2013/14

Are you in Manchester next year? If you’re interested in taking over the Manchester Historian for 2013/14, please read below for information on how to apply and details regarding the available roles. The deadline for applications is Monday 5pm BST, 13th May.

Good luck!

Application Checklist

  1. Full Name
  2. Current year of study (1st or 2nd)
  3. Indicate a 1st and 2nd choice preference for roles on the Manchester Historian
  4. 100-300 words on why you want the role and why you think you’d be good at it
  5. Please indicate if you are currently on a semester abroad
  6. Please indicate if you are currently scheduled to go abroad next year (please indicate which semester this is for)
  7. Email the application from an email address you check regularly so you can see what position you get.
  8. Email the application to manchesterhistorian@gmail.com by Monday 13th May, 5pm.

NB. We do not consider CVs so please do not send them.

Role Descriptions

Editor (x2)

Responsible for:-

  • Supervision of all teams (copy-editing, layout, marketing, advertising and web management) within the Manchester Historian and to ensure they are regularly communicated with through email, Facebook and face to face meetings
  • Selecting articles (including approving/rejecting article ideas submitted by students), commissioning of articles and managing additional features/elements of the paper
  • Financial management of the paper and supervising the Manchester Historian bank account
  • Liaising with staff in the department about developments and progress within the paper
  • Organising the printing of each issue and setting deadlines for article writing, advert input, copy-editing and publication
  • Responding and dealing with all queries to the Manchester Historian email account, Facebook page and Twitter feed

Head of Layout (x1)

Responsible for:-

  • Overseeing the layout team and ensuring regular communication between the members
  • Using InDesign in the Graphics Suite on campus to construct each issue’s layout (incl. advert placement)
  • Choosing suitable styles and images where necessary for each article
  • Liaising with the editors for a final edit and meeting publication deadlines

Layout Team (x2)

  • Assisting the head of layout in completing his/her duties
  • Using InDesign in the Graphics Suite to aid construction of each issue

Head of Copyediting (x1)

Responsible for:-

  • Overseeing the copyediting team and ensuring regular communication between the members
  • Ensuring all articles are copyedited to a high standard before returning them to the editors
  • Ensuring copyediting deadlines are met and work is distributed evenly between the copyediting team

Copyediting Team (x3)

  • Assisting the head of copyediting in completing his/her duties
  • Ensuring copyediting deadlines are met and articles are copyedited to a high standard

Head of Marketing (x1)

Responsible for:-

  • Overseeing the marketing team and ensuring regular communication between the members
  • Creating and placing of posters and promotional material around campus for issue publication dates, side projects associated with the paper such as Our Histories and opportunities within the paper
  • Using social media to ensure regular updates about the paper are sent to the public
  • Creating new strategies for promoting the paper and getting more students involved
  • Using lecture timetables to determine where to distribute new issues of the Manchester Historian

Marketing Team (x3)

  • Assisting the head of marketing in completing his/her duties
  • Creation of new strategies to promote the paper and to get more students involved
  • Distribution of the issue in lectures and around campus

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