Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 29th May 2017 | Manchester, UK

We are recruiting!

We are looking for next year’s team. No specific experience is necessary, enthusiasm is. Being part of the Manchester Historian team will help to develop a variety of skills that will look great on your CV and be incredibly useful in job interviews.

The roles available are: Editor (x2), Head of Design (x1), Design Team (x3), Head of Copyediting (x1), Copyediting Team (x5), Head of Marketing (x1), Marketing Team (x3), Online Editor (x1), Online Team (x3). Please read through the role descriptions below before applying.

You can choose up to three roles to maximise your chances of getting one that you want.

Download the Application Form 2014-15 and email it to manchesterhistorian@gmail.com by Monday 5th May at 5pm.

 

Editor (x2) responsible for:

  • Supervision of all teams (copy-editing, design, marketing, online and web management) within the Manchester Historian and to ensure they are regularly communicated with through email, Facebook and face-to-face meetings.
  • Setting deadlines for article writing, copy-editing, design and publication.
  • Selecting articles, including approving/rejecting article ideas submitted by students, commissioning of articles.
  • Organising the printing of each issue.
  • 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.
  • Responding and dealing with all queries to the Manchester Historian email account, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Head of Design (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.
  • Choosing suitable styles and images where necessary for each article.
  • Liaising with the editors for a final edit and meeting publication deadlines.

Design Team (x3) responsible for:

  • Assisting the head of design 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 (x5) responsible for:

  • 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) responsible for:

  • 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.

Online Editor (x1) responsible for:

  • Updating and maintaining the WordPress website: www.manchesterhistorian.com
  • Uploading articles to the website and the completed PDF to Issuu.
  • 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, such as developing the blog.

Online Team (x3) responsible for:

  • Assisting the online editor in uploading articles to the website.
  • Creation of new strategies to promote the paper and to get more students involved through online platforms.
  • Distribution of the issue in lectures and around campus.

 

If you have any questions about the roles or applying please get in touch via email: manchesterhistorian@gmail.com

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