i is looking for the iStudents of 2015/16

Calling all aspiring reporters...

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The Independent Online

Students: start thinking about your future now. i, the concise, quality newspaper, is on the look-out for self-motivated, energetic, and organised iStudents across selected UK university campuses (see below for full list of universities).

This is your chance to come and work for an innovative national newspaper and create excitement and awareness about our brand across your campus and among your fellow students.

We want you to be our eyes and ears on campus, managing a range of promotional tasks, as well as coordinating events and helping to generate student content for the Indy Students website and the i newspaper.

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You will have the support and guidance of our regional sales and marketing managers and you will report in to our marketing executive.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for undergraduates interested in a career in newspapers, who are keen to start accruing their experience now.

We are looking for second-year undergraduates who are enthusiastic and self-starting individuals with a passion for our brand and the world of newspapers and journalism.

You must have good contacts at your university, have your ear to the ground, be in-the-know as to what’s coming up, and be great at networking. An interest in the arts and music would be an advantage. You will need to have strong writing skills and be well-organised, balancing your work schedule with your academic commitments. Also, this is a paid-for role.

What are the criteria?

Applicants should:

  • Be second year undergraduates, looking to pursue a career in media, marketing, or newspapers

  • Have an interest in music and the arts

  • Be skilled in writing and be able to provide evidence of published work i.e. university newspaper

  • Be able to work during term-time

  • Have access to a computer with high-speed Internet access

  • Have a good Twitter presence

  • Be eligible to work in the UK

What are the benefits of being an iStudent?

The benefits of being an iStudent are:

  • Chance to work for an award-winning national newspaper

  • Gain invaluable experience in marketing and event management

  • The chance to have your work published in the i newspaper or on Indy Students

  • Build contacts and wider networks on campus

  • Free i subscription

  • This is a paid-for role

  • Possible incentives, including festival tickets

There is also the chance for iStudents to gain work experience with the editorial team during vacations (based on iStudents performance), helping out on both the print and online desks.

How to apply

Please email your CV along with a feature, no longer than 250 words, about something you feel is current and topical right now to istudents@independent.co.uk.

Please include your name and your university in the subject heading.

Where are we recruiting?

  • Birmingham City University

  • Bournemouth University

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Kings College London

  • Kingston University

  • Newcastle University

  • Plymouth University

  • Queen Mary

  • Royal Holloway

  • Sheffield Hallam University

  • Teesside University

  • The University of Aberdeen

  • The University of Glasgow

  • University of Birmingham

  • University of Cardiff

  • University of East Anglia

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Exeter

  • University of Kent

  • University of Leeds

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of Manchester

  • University of Nottingham

  • University of Southampton

  • University of Sunderland

  • University of Sussex

  • University of Warwick

  • University of Westminster

  • UWE Bristol

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