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Vacancies – Managing Editor (Print) – Lamp and Owl

Managing Editor (Print)

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Managing Editor (Print) for the 2015-16 academic year.

This person will be charged with the day-to-day management of the termly print edition for Birkbeck’s student magazine.

The Managing Editor (Print) will:

  • Manage the commissioning, editing and production of content for the print edition of the Lamp & Owl
  • Manage the design and production infrastructures of the print edition (e.g. InDesign layout template, logistics of printing)
  • Build upon existing design template of the Lamp & Owl to identify, plan and implement improvements that are realistic and feasible
  • Organize and/or attend regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) to build and maintain relationships between Lamp and Owl platforms (e.g. print, digital)
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in attracting, developing and retaining production staff and writers, including acting as a staff mentor where appropriate
  • Monitor adherence of production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule) reporting any issues to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager in identifying revenue streams and business models pertaining to the print edition, as appropriate and feasible
  • Liaise as required with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Managing Editor (Digital) – Lamp and Owl

Managing Editor (Digital)

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Managing Editor (Digital) for the 2015-16 academic year.

This person will be charged with the day-to-day management of the digital platforms related to Birkbeck’s student magazine.

The Managing Editor (Digital) will:

  • Manage the commissioning, editing and production of content for the digital platforms of the Lamp & Owl (e.g. website, social media)
  • Manage the infrastructures related to all digital platforms (e.g. social media user accounts, website content management systems).
  • Build upon existing digital presence of the Lamp & Owl to identify, plan and implement improvements and new initiatives that are realistic and feasible
  • Organize and/or attend regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) to build and maintain relationships between Lamp and Owl platforms (e.g. print, digital)
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in attracting, developing and retaining production staff and writers, including acting as a staff mentor where appropriate
  • Monitor adherence of production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule) reporting any issues to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager in identifying revenue streams and business models pertaining to digital platforms, as appropriate and feasible
  • Liaise as required with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.
We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Editor-in-Chief – Lamp and Owl

Editor-in-Chief

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint an Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-16 academic year. This person will be charged with the overall strategic management of Birkbeck’s student magazine across its print and digital platforms.

The Editor-in-Chief will:

  • Oversee the commissioning, editing and production of content across and between the print and digital platforms of the Lamp & Owl
  • Seek to attract, develop and retain production staff and writers
  • Ensure, with the Managing Editor (Print), the publication of at least three issues in academic year 2015-16, including a Fresher’s Issue to be published by the end of September 2015
  • Ensure, with the Managing Editor (Digital) the ongoing creation/curation of digital content in conjunction with and in-between issues
  • Organize at least three cross-platform (e.g. print, digital) editorial meetings per year
  • Ensure adherence of managing editors, production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule)
  • Develop strategies, with the Business Manager and Birkbeck Student Union, for new revenue streams and business models
  • Foster, with the Managing Editors for Print and Digital, the training and/or mentoring of junior editorial staff and writers to prospectively assume senior editorial roles at Lamp & Owl in the future
  • Ensure that the Lamp & Owl pursues its mission to be a publication ‘by the students, for the students’ by maintaining editorial independence from the College’s governing bodies, academic and administrative departments, and student union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Business Development Manager – Lamp and Owl

Business Development Manager
The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Business Manager for the 2015-16 academic year. This person will be charged with the day-to-day financial and business management of Birkbeck’s student magazine across its print and digital platforms.

The Business Manager will:

  • Manage the overall budgetary affairs of the Lamp & Owl, liaising regularly with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union
  • Seek opportunities for advertising revenue across both print and digital platforms, in consultation with the Managing Editor (Print) and the Managing Editor (Digital)
  • Manage the distribution of the print edition across the Birkbeck campus, while developing strategies to grow readership across both print and digital platforms (e.g. through market research, promotions, social media)
  • Manage, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, the allocation and use of space and equipment in The Newsroom at 43 Gordon Square
  • Develop strategies, with the Editor-in-Chief and Birkbeck Student Union, for alternative revenue streams and business models
  • Attend other regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) as required by the Editor-in-Chief

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit