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Applications to join the aAh! Editorial Team are now open.

Working with aAh! is the ideal way for students to get that all important work experience while at university. We aim to provide a safe and supportive space in which student volunteers can be creative and have their voices heard, while boosting their confidence – and their CV – with skills in journalism, editing, publishing, social media, event management and much, much more.

aAh! is a platform run entirely by student volunteers with a passion for journalism and a passion for Manchester. It is honest, engaging and curious; it’s a trusted source of relevant news, views, creative work and information. Our content is tailored to our community of savvy readers.

To apply for a team role, please fill in the application form on the next page.

Current Editorial positions available are:

News & Features Editors
(Local news, Business, Politics, Environment, Science, Tech)

Opinion Editors
(Opinion, Columnists, Letters, Cartoons)

Culture Editors
(Film, Music, TV & Radio, Books, Art & Design, Stage, Games)

Lifestyle Editors
(Fashion, Food, Recipes, Travel, Health and fitness, Women, Love and sex, Beauty, Money)

Sport Editors
(Football, Rugby, MMU Sport and more)

Creative Editors
(Creative writing projects including poetry, short stories and creative collaborations)

Reporting to the Student Media Officer, aAh! Editors are responsible for the major editorial decisions of the magazine in both its online and print form. They also play a key role in the business development aspect of the brand and work to boost engagement across all areas.

All members of the aAh! editorial team are expected to be committed and work diligently with the rest of team to ensure the online and print magazines are to a consistent high standard. They are also required to run regular meetings for other editors and contributors to pitch stories and plan workloads. They must act as mentors for their contributors and work to engage them in aAh! and help them to improve their writing and understanding of journalism.

Editors are required to attend bimonthly team meetings where they will pitch five original ideas and present additional briefs for journalists, design, photography and illustration teams and freelance contributors, developing a publishing schedule.

Overall, we ask that all members of the aAh! team work enthusiastically, collaboratively and passionately throughout the year to ensure their team members feel supported and part of a strong team.

8.8. In September 2020, what year of study will you be in?
9.9. What year will you graduate?
10.10. Which role are you applying for? Required