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 was shortlisted again this September.
Thanks to Guild TV and their team for filming and editing this video for Redbrick.
Redbrick Science & Technology are looking for three new editors. In this role you will be responsible for putting together the science and tech pages each week, looking through writers articles and adding them to the page in really creative ways. It is important as editor you are prepared to put in the time each week to create the page and upload articles to the site. The section has been growing every year and we are looking for people that could bring many fresh exciting ideas to both the print version of the paper and the website. You could also be contacting companies or research departments to arrange interviews, or maybe organising video reviews and podcasts. Be creative
Deadline: 9th March
Interested? Email email@example.com telling us briefly why you'd like to apply
The Redbrick News Team is looking for a new News Editor. The role of News Editor involves finding and investigating campus, Guild and Birmingham news stories, liaising with third parties such as the police for information, and designing newspaper pages both in print and for our website. The role also involves live event coverage either on the ground or via social media and live-blogging software, as well as co-organising and attending weekly meetings with writers and News Correspondents to discuss and develop story ideas.
The role also involves coordinating with the Online News Editor to ensure stories and features are appropriate for the web. This means considering interactive graphics, video and other multimedia, social media feeds, and other elements which contribute to a great digital story. Basic HTML is ideal, however will be taught. They will also be a key element in ensuring that journalists learn the necessary skills to be able to cover a story as it unfolds, using social media and live-blogging software. With our online readership continually increasing, producing high quality and immersive stories on the web is becoming more and more important.
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 www.redbrick.me/contact or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redbrick is embracing the digital age. In 2011 it won the Guardian Student Media Award for 'Website of the Year', and in September 2012 relaunched itself with a brand new website, 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 2012, 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 monthly 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.
Interested? Email email@example.com with your name and an interesting fact about web development
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.