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Final Student Media Committee Roles - Open until filled

Final Student Media Committee Roles - Open until filled

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Fri 18 Jan 2019 12:00 - Sat 31 Aug 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: https://www.rusu.co.uk/surveys/165

The roles listed below are the only ones that we are now taking applications for. Applications for these roles are open until they have been filled.

The Spark Newspaper:

  • Sports Editor
  • Head of Photograhy 

The Spark Digital Team (www.sparknewspaper.co.uk):

  • Digital Sports Editor
  • Secretary and Socials

Junction11 Radio:

  • Station Manager 

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 email v.purcell@reading.ac.uk if you have any questions.