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Join our Team

We are always open to people wanting to write for the paper, both in print and online. We also have a list of specific job vacancies below.

Position Vacancies (March 2017)

All positions at The Falmouth Anchor are unpaid.

The Falmouth Anchor is looking for energetic, dedicated and self-motivated students from both the University of Exeter and Falmouth University to join the team in varying roles.

This is your chance to get involved in a busy and exciting new student newspaper on campus. Becoming a part of The Falmouth Anchor team is great experience for students wishing to pursue a career in journalism or media, however we also welcome all students who are just looking to have a go at something new.

Applying for Positions:

Below is a list of the positions available for applicants. No positions require experience, but of course if you happen to have experience then that is to your advantage. All roles are team based and will require you to work closely with the other people on the Falmouth Anchor Team.

Application Deadline: March 17th

If you are interested in any of the roles, submit the following by email to Sarah Redman (editor@falmouth-anchor.co.uk)

• CV
• 200 words in the body of the email outlining why you want the role and what you can bring to the team
• Any writing samples you may have

Interviews will be held at a later date once applications have closed.

Current Vacancies:

News Print Editor

The role:
• Source and edit the front page of each issue, along with three short news articles and four pinpoint news articles.
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Articles can be on a variety of topics, from local community pieces, to the achievements of university societies to issues that effect the student body as a whole.

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in journalism
• Have an ear to the ground to know what’s going on in the local community and all campuses.

Politics Print Editor

The role:
• Source and edit three politics articles per month for the print edition
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Articles can be on a variety of topics, from international relations and events to local and university politics.

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested and up-to-date on politics

Politics Online Editor

The role:
• Source, edit and upload one article a week for the website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Articles can be on a variety of topics, from international relations and events to local and university politics.

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested and up-to-date on politics and IR

Voices Online Editor

The role:
• Source, edit and upload one article a week for the website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Articles can be on a variety of topics as long as they reflect the student voice.

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in journalism

Arts Online Editor

The role:
• Source and edit one article a week to be uploaded onto the Falmouth Anchor website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Publish the article onto social media (Facebook, Apple News)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Get article approval from Rose Hitchens-Todd at FXU and Sarah Redman (Editor-in-Chief)

The successful candidate will be:
• Committed
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in the arts and journalism

Lifestyle Online Editor

The role:
• Source and edit one article a week to be uploaded onto the Falmouth Anchor website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Publish the article onto social media (Facebook, Apple News)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Get article approval from Rose Hitchens-Todd at FXU and Sarah Redman (Editor-in-Chief)
• Articles in the past have been very broad, and as a section, the editor has a lot of freedom to shape it.

The successful candidate will be:
• Committed
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in the student experience and journalism

Fashion Print Editor

The role:
• Source and edit two articles a month for the print edition.
• Attend weekly meetings on a Wednesday afternoon at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team

The successful candidate will be:
• Committed
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in fashion and journalism

Science & Technology Online Editor

The role:
• Source and edit one article a week to be uploaded onto the Falmouth Anchor website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Publish the article onto social media (Facebook, Apple News)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in the sciences and scientific journalism

Nature Online Editor

The role:
• Source and edit one article a week to be uploaded onto the Falmouth Anchor website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Publish the article onto social media (Facebook, Apple News)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in nature and scientific journalism

Sports Online Editor

The role:
• Source and edit at least one article a week to be uploaded onto the Falmouth Anchor website (www.falmouth-anchor.co.uk)
• Publish the article onto social media (Facebook, Apple News)
• Attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm to discuss article ideas and communicate with the whole team
• Articles can be on a variety of topics from local and university sports to international sports. However, one article a week should be a round-up of all university sports events for that week.

The successful candidate will be:
• Fast-paced
• Proactive
• Willing to work on the newspaper at short notice
• Interested in sports journalism

Social Secretary

The role:
• Organise monthly social events for members of the Anchor
• Look at and write up the risk assessments
• Be a committee member and attend weekly meetings on a Monday evening at 6pm.

The successful candidate will be:
• Interested in furthering the success of the Anchor as a society
• Proactive

 

Write for Us

We’re always looking for people to write for us and to expand the range of content at the newspaper. We’re keen to get new content onto the website every week, so please get in touch if you’d like to write for The Falmouth Anchor on a regular basis.

We will also be looking for new writers for every issue, people with new style and innovative ideas. Whether you want to try your hand at journalism, or are looking to expand your portfolio, we welcome and ideas and will consider all articles sent in.

If you wish to join our writing team, you will need to be aware of the FXU Media Code of Conduct, and all submitted articles must conform to the following formatting:

  • Name, central alignment in the header
  • Size 10, Calibri font
  • Must not exceed specified word limits (contact us for more information)
  • All image files must be attached separately as JPEG files. All articles must come with at least one photograph for which you have full permission of use and the appropriate credit details.
  • All documents MUST be submitted by given deadline dates

Please be aware that we cannot always run all submitted articles. Articles we feel do not concede with the FXU Media Code of Conduct or the standing of The Falmouth Anchor will not be run. Any articles submitted after deadlines will not be considered for the current issue, and if correct media is not submitted with the article, then the piece may not be run.

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  1. I’m a politics student with Exeter, I have a keen interest in current affairs and humanities. I also love writing and have written several articles for my school newspaper/newsletter, and I have written some unpublished articles on a range of topics, including the labour leadership election.

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