The Student Media Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held in the next month (watch this space). This will be an opportunity to have your say on who represents your voice next year. Everyone is invited, however if you want to run for a committee position, you must be a member of the society. Join here.
Editor of WesternEye (Committee member of Student Media)
The Editor-in-Chief has responsibility to oversee all areas of WesternEye’s content and development. As an independent newspaper, the editor will protect WesternEye from external pressures and make decisions confidently. Editor is a demanding and fulfilling role. The candidate will be dedicated and passionate and have their finger on the pulse of UWE and local news. It is essential that the candidate is able to meet deadlines, successfully delegate, and communicate effectively with inside and outside parties.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Editor of UWE’s student newspaper and have felt privileged to do so. You have the responsibility to take the paper in any direction you wish and gain incredible experience managing all aspects of media” – Editor-in-Chief
Assistant Editor of WesternEye (Committee member of Student Media)
The Assistant Editor will support the Editor in all aspects of the newspaper’s daily running, including liaising with section editors and ensuring deadlines are met and quality is consistent. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor in running society events, meetings and training and help organise the design team.
Marketing and Finance Manager and Treasurer (Committee member of Student Media)
The Marketing and Finance Manager will be in charge of overseeing all of the societies funding and newspaper’s running costs, and will be on the fore-front of generating advertising revenue enable WesternEye to print monthly copies. An exciting role for anyone who seeks a career in marketing or finance, the ideal candidate will be highly organised, a good communicator and confident at approaching potential advertisers.
Online Editor (Committee member of Student Media)
The Online Editor is responsible for timely and efficient content editing and publishing. The Online Editor will liaise closely with section editors to ensure that content is published daily, as well managing WesternEye’s social media channels to encourage participation and increase WesternEye’s presence.
Section editors are responsible for the creation of content by liaising with a team of writers, reporters and photographers, arranging interviews and coordinating attendance at events. They will offer advice to writers where necessary and ensure that work is edited to a high standard before submission to print and online. Good communication and attendance to monthly meetings is vital to ensure that standards remain consistent between sections.
Section Editor roles
• News Editor
• Comment Editor
• SciTech Editor
• Sport Editor
• Lifestyle Editor
As a designer, you will work closely with a team of designers. Good communication is essential, and experience of InDesign and other graphics software is preferred.
If you’re interested in running for any of the committee positions for the following academic year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest, including the position you are interested in applying for, and you will receive more information shortly.