It’s being re-launched on November 1st as an online-only magazine, with three main sections, Science, Culture, and Opinion, and a new motto: “Be interesting”.
Whilst I will continue/start in earnest as editor of the Science section, under the stewardship of the new Chief Editor, Indigo Trigg-Hauger, with former Chief Editor taking a hands-on roll behind the scenes, the re-launch means we have of exciting opportunities for budding writers and editors on our team.
Although writing for The Moose is unpaid, it’s an excellent way for budding writers and artists to improve their writing and journalistic skills, express their creativity, meet new people and reach a huge audience with their ideas. You don’t need to be an experienced writer or have been involved with a magazine, journal, or newspaper before; passion, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop are the only requirements.
Here’s a list of the positions we’re looking to fill:
Culture section editor:
This position will include recruiting writers, keeping in touch with your writers, attending a weekly staff meeting, and editing articles. We want someone who is interested in many aspects of culture, including music, art, student life, etc.
Opinion section editor:
The position will include seeking out writers, keeping in touch with your writers, attending a weekly staff meeting, and editing articles. We want someone who is follows current events and is invested in having many different opinions in The Moose.
Being a writer is a very flexible position. You are not obligated to write for every edition of The Moose, and you can write for more than one section. However, you should be able to stick to deadlines, be very open to editing, and have enthusiasm for writing.
Being a photographer is also very flexible. You will be paired with a writer on an article, and you will collaborate on photos for the story. You can take photos for various sections if you want.
Being an illustrator is similar to a photographer position. You will be paired with a writer on an article, and will collaborate on what kind of illustration best represents their story. You can work in more than one section as well.
If you’re interested in any of the positions, please send a cover letter and a sample of your writing or artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday the 11th of September.
There will also be a meet & greet at Villa Eika on Wednesday the 4th of September at 16:00 where you’ll have the chance to chat with the team and learn more about The Moose.