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Redbrick is always looking for new people for a wide selection of roles. Be it a photographer, writer, digital developer, editorial assistant, or editor. Anybody who is a student at the University of Birmingham can join, taking the opportunity to build a portfolio and enter the world of journalism through one of the country's leading student publications.

Joining Redbrick provides you with the chance to get your name on our website which receives over 20,000 unique visitors every month, and into print for a newspaper with a distribution of 3,000. Many of the writers for Redbrick have gone on to excel in the world of journalism with alumni working at the Telegraph, Guardian, Times, and BBC.

In November 2011 Redbrick won the award for 'Website of the Year' in the Guardian Student Media Awards, and came runner-up in the same category in 2012. Thanks to Guild TV and their team for filming and editing this video for Redbrick.

Available Positions

Sci&Tech Editors

We are looking for two new editors to join the team - one paper editor and one online editor.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and committed students to edit our paper and online section. Both positions offer a lot of scope for those with ambition and drive, there are a lot of areas that can be covered in the Sci&Tech section, including gadgets, gaming and leading scientific breakthroughs.

Some of the responsibilities involve holding weekly meetings with a team of writers, promoting your content through social networks like Twitter and Facebook and liaising with Press Officers to generate new stories.

Previous writing and editing experience is preferable but not essential, what's more important is a passion for all things Sci&Tech. We'll be able to show you the basics, all you need to bring along is dedication.

If you'd like to apply for either position, email us at and let us know briefly about yourself and why you are interested.

No Deadline
Contact for more details and to apply

Arts Editors

There are three positions that we need filling - two print editors and one online editor.

Each applicant needs to be committed, punctual, reliable and self-motivated, with a passion for the range of Arts and Culture that goes on in Birmingham. Good organisational skills are an absolute must, as well as time-management and the ability to work and communicate as a team. A competent grasp of vocabulary and grammar is necessary for the editing process and a flare for presentation and display in order to uphold the visual standard of Redbrick.

The role of Arts Editor includes various tasks that need to be repeated on a weekly basis, such as liaising with Press Officers who represent venues and companies, securing press tickets (free tickets) to events, conducting a weekly meeting with the writers where you will distribute the tickets, editing previews and reviews of events and then collating this altogether and designing the weekly print and continuous online pages.

If you would like to apply for any of the roles, email us with your name and briefly tell us why you are passionate about the position:

Deadline: Friday 21st March 2014
Contact for more details and to apply

Website Developers

Redbrick is embracing the digital age. In 2011 it won the Guardian Student Media Award for 'Website of the Year', and has continuously improved its website since then, boasting new features, including mobile and tablet friendly pages, and improved social media integration, to name a few. But Redbrick isn't stopping there.

The role of Digital Developer is brand new in 2013, and developers will take control of adding new features to the website, optimising it, and fixing issues and bugs. Perhaps even more exciting, Redbrick will be hosting developer 'hack afternoons' for the developer team, encouraging new ideas and projects that the team wouldn't usually be able to do within the standard Redbrick schedule.

We need developers from all backgrounds. The website runs off a Wordpress base, so is built with PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

No deadline

Interested? Email with your name and level of experience


A picture is said to be worth a thousand words and pictures are at the heart of Redbrick, both online and in print. Whether it's taking photographs of University sports matches, a fashion shoot or of a protest on campus, photographers always get to the centre of the action for all Redbrick's sections.

We are hoping this year to expand the use of photography in Redbrick by using online montages and sending photographers out on even more and varied assignments. All you need is a camera and loads of creative flair.

No deadline
Interested? Email


There’s more to a newspaper than just words, and we’d love to see more custom artwork in Redbrick, so if you’ve got experience with vector art, you’re a pro with paints or a even if you’re keen sketch artist, get in touch!

You would work alongside section editors to create custom graphics to go both in the newspaper and to appear online alongside articles. It’s a great opportunity to get your work seen by thousands!

No deadline
Contact for more details or to apply


At the core of Redbrick, are its writers. If you think you'd be able to write a killer review, live blog a developing event, or articulate your ideas into a debate on the latest hot topic, Redbrick has the section for you. With 11 sections, there's something for everyone at Redbrick. If you'd like to know more, head down to any section meeting, the times can be found at or email us on