Student Media Committee Roles - Apply Now!

Student Media Committee Roles - Apply Now!

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Fri 18 Jan 2019 12:00 - Sat 23 Feb 2019 12:00

Be the next Station Manager, Editor, Marketing Officer and more!

Applications are now open for our Student Media Committee Roles. These committees run the campus media streams between March 2019 until March 2020. Training is provided, and there is an opportunity to attend national student media conferences and enter national student media competitions.

Committee members have access to the media centre which is located at RUSU (behind 3Sixty) and includes a radio studio and production editing suite for photography, design and video. Student media is a great CV booster as you gain valuable experience within media coordination and production. It’s also lots of fun and a great way to produce physical items and digital content. Please see the full list of available roles below.

Apply now: | Deadline to apply: 22nd February 2019.

Suzanna, Online Entertainment Editor: “Working as an Online Editor for the Spark is a great experience. It gives you a chance to get to know Reading and the events that take place in and around it and form lasting professional relationships with local business people and students alike.

The experience it gives you for your CV is brilliant, and it means that you have a portfolio of Journalism and an example of your work readily available online for employers to look at. The online format gives you more freedom to be creative with the length of your articles and allows you to post more or less frequently as you require. It also allows you to put skills on your CV, like working with CMS and curating a section of the paper.

It’s a lot of fun too. As Online Entertainment Editor I get press tickets to all sorts of shows and events, and you always get a free ticket to take a friend.”

Sabita, News editor: “Being on the Spark committee is so much fun! Every month I get to communicate with a diverse range of lovely students, read their high quality, exciting articles, edit them and practice very important digital skills as I design my section of the paper. There's also nothing better than seeing your name in print!

Being involved with The Spark is also an invaluable experience to put on your CV. It has given me a taste of what a graduate job could be like, whether I decide to go into journalism, publishing, any form of media, digital/web design, a managerial role, or anything else related to the many transferable skills that I've been able to develop with the role. Not to mention, these committee positions also count toward the Red Award and the Professional Track!”

Lead designer: "Designing The Spark Newspaper is an opportunity to contribute your own creative flair to the newspaper as well as working with editors to create a look which is interesting and engaging for readers. The role is also a great chance for those wishing to enter design related careers to build up their portfolios and experience working with others in a team to create an end product."

Please see the list of available roles below. The role descriptions document will be uploaded here shortly. Please email if you have any questions.


Reading Uni News Show (Film/TV):

  • Field Producer (Segments)  
  • Marketing Officer
  • Membership and Socials Secretary
  • Editing Coordinator

The Spark Newspaper:

  • Print Editor
  • Deputy Editor
  • Sub Editor
  • News Editor
  • Entertainment Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Lifestyle Editor
  • Head of Photography
  • Lead Designer
  • Secretary and Socials
  • Head of Marketing and Graphics
  • Social Media Coordinator

The Spark Digital Team (

  • Head of Web
  • Digital Lifestyle Editor
  • Digital Sports Editor
  • Digital News Editor
  • Digital Entertainment Editor
  • Secretary and Socials

Junction11 Radio:

  • Station Manager
  • Studio Manager
  • Head of Training
  • Head of Music
  • Head of News
  • Head of Tech
  • Head of Production
  • Head of Marketing
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary and Socials  
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