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Applications to join the new 23/24 aAh! Live Music Journalism and Photography team are now open.
aAh! Live is our magazine's dedicated music journalism and photography strand. Our mission to shine a spotlight on the artists who bring Manchester's music culture to life and celebrate it's diverse offerings in our regular reviews, previews, interviews and more. From the heavy-hitting headliners playing legendary venues to emerging break out acts in your local grassroots club, we want to cover it all. We want to offer new and returning students an insight into the rhythm of our city and provide a backstage pass to uncovering the stories behind the scene.
New for 23/24
This year we’re changing things up and relaunching aAh! Live for the new 23/24 academic year. We’ve created a new Facebook & WhatsApp Channel to coordinate our new briefs and edit requests, and we've created a number of new volunteer roles.
We’re looking to recruit a strong core team of regular aAh! Live journalists, editors, photographers and social media marketers. To register your interest please complete this short form linking us to your portfolio below.
Please note places are limited.
Volunteer positions available include:
Social Media Marketer
Music Subeditor (Editing only)
Music Editor (Includes writing, editing and coordination of a section):
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, up-to-date, relevant and engaging.
Journalists will pitch original stories and respond to briefs shared by the Head Music Editor. They will have an awareness of current news, trends and what makes great viral content, and source and produce high quality, engaging and thought-provoking articles to be published across the aAh! online, print and social media platforms.
Section Editors report to the Student Media Officer and are responsible for the major editorial decisions of the magazine in both its online and print form. They will not only create quality content and build up their sections to become a recognisable part of the aAh! brand, but also motivate fellow freelance contributors and the wider student community to pitch engaging content. They will run regular meetings for other editors, journalists and freelance 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.
Subeditors are expected to be committed and work diligently with the rest of the team to ensure our platforms are to a consistent high standard. They will sub articles before publication on the aAh! website, making sure that house style is adhered to. They will consider grammar, spelling, tone and style, as well as checking facts and making sure all content is legally sound and suited to aAh!'s target audience.
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.
This project is part of the Rise Programme and up to 200 Rise will be awarded at completion depending on the level of engagement. More information about Rise is available at rise.mmu.ac.uk
In September 2023, what year of study will you be in?
What year will you graduate?
Which role are you interested in applying for?
Please let us know if you are interested in any other roles/areas
Please confirm you are able to comply with our 48 hour turnaround for live gig reviews