We’ve just sent off our first issue with the new editorial team for 2013-14. They are:
Editor in Chief: Sidonie Chaffer-Melly
Deputy Editor: Sophie Witts
Venue Editors: Hayden East and Ciara Jack
Online Editor: Billy Sexton
Deputy Online Editor: Amelia Marchington
Copy Editors: Stephenie Naulls and Lucy Morris
Photography Editors: Jacob Roberts-Kendall and Will Cockram
News: Andrew Ansell and Lara-Jayne Ellice
Comment: Zoe Jones
Global: Ella Gilbert
Features: Bridie Wilkinson
Environment: Peter Sheehan
Travel: Niyonu Agana-Burke
Science and Technology: Dominic Burchnall
Lifestyle: Lydia Clifton
Sport: Charlie Savage and Will Medlock
Music: Jack Enright and Alex Flood
Film: Adam White and Holly Wade
Fashion: Ella Sharp and Madz Abbasi
TV: Rob Drury
Arts: Callum Graham
Creative Writing: Holly McDede
Gaming: Alistair Walker
Competitions and Listings: Saul Holmes
The new issue will be available on campus and online tomorrow morning. Keep your eyes peeled.
We are reopening editor applications for the following sections:
- Competitions and Listings
To apply, send a 500 word application to the relevant sections editors stating why you think you would be suitable for the role.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 25 April.
Their email addresses are:
News – firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel – email@example.com
Competitions and Listings – firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography – email@example.com
Amy Adams, editor-in-chief, was recognised for her contribution to Concrete this year at the 2013 Union of UEA Students’ Awards. She picked up the award for Service to a Society.
— Amy Adams (@OtherAmyAdams) April 16, 2013
We’ll have a full report on this year’s awards shortly.
Follow Amy on Twitter, @otheramyadams.
We’re delighted to announce that Concrete has been awarded Best Publication and Best Website by the Student Publication Association.
From editor-in-chief, Amy Adams, and President, Chris Teale:
— Amy Adams (@OtherAmyAdams) April 16, 2013
— Chris Teale (@chris_teale) April 16, 2013
Our thanks to everyone involved. Click here to see the awards in full.
Concrete has been nominated for society of the year in the Union of UEA Students annual awards.
Other nominees include LitSoc and DramaSoc.
This year’s editor-in-chief, Amy Adams, has also been nominated for the service to a society award.
On behalf of all of us, as always, thanks for reading.
The next issue of Concrete is out 23 April 2013.
Applications to be on the Concrete committee for the 2013/14 academic year are now open. There are six positions available: president, secretary, treasurer, social secretary, union council rep and equality and diversity champion.
Being on the committee is a superb way to get involved with the society, and here are some brief explanations of each role and what they involve.
We are opening applications for the editorial team for the 2013/14 academic year. In addition to section editors for both Concrete and Venue, there are also positions open for chief copy editors and photographers.
We are opening positions for the 2013/14 senior editorial team. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the paper and looks great on your CV.
Other than that it’s a highly rewarding job which is crucial to the running of the newspaper. We’re looking for deputy, managing, online and deputy online editors. There are also two editor positions available for our culture pull out, Venue.
You have until March 18 to submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re in need of any advice or support with your application, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the current senior editorial team. Their email addresses are listed at the bottom of the page. Good luck! Read the rest of this entry »
Applications for editor-in-chief of Concrete for the 2013-14 academic year are officially open, and will close on 27 February.
The position involves 30-35 hours a week running and editing the newspaper, managing other editors, answering emails and helping to maintain a presence in the office.
Candidates should have strong organisation and communication skills, with experience in writing and editing. A working knowledge of InDesign would also be helpful, but training for this can be provided if not.
To apply please email Amy at email@example.com including:
- A 750-word proposal on your ideas for the newspaper, including priorities and improvements you would make, as well as how you might go about implementing them.
- A mock front page created in Adobe InDesign, which you can create using the computers in the Concrete office from 10am-4pm on any weekday (get in touch if you need training beforehand).
- A copy of your CV detailing any relevant experience.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Amy or one of the other members of the editorial team. Contact details are below.
Applications close on at 1pm on Wednesday 27 February.
Applicants will then be invited to a formal interview from 2pm on 28 February. Please state your availability when you apply. We’ll do our best to arrange a time that suits you.
We would like one member of the society to be a part of the panel to help choose next year’s editor. This is a great way to get more involved in the society.
It will involve asking pre-prepared questions of each candidate during the afternoon before then reaching a decision on who to appoint.
If you would like to be on the panel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with 50-100 words on why you would be good for the role.
Editor-in-chief – Amy Adams – email@example.com
Managing editor – Chris Teale – firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue editors – Matt Tidby and Rachael Lum – email@example.com
Online editor – Harry Slater – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy online editor – Luke Boobyer – email@example.com
Being an editor for Concrete is a demanding but hugely rewarding job, and it will soon be time to choose next year’s team.
The openings include:
Opens 19 February. Candidates will need to submit 750 words on their vision for Concrete, main priorities and how they will achieve them; design a mock front page in InDesign; and prepare for a formal interview. The deadline will close on 27 February. For information or advice, get in touch with Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the other four senior editors.
This includes managing editor, online editor (plus deputy online editor) and two Venue editors. Open from 5 – 13 March with more information available nearer the time. Contact the current senior editors for advice and support.
Senior editorial team:
- Managing editor – Chris Teale – email@example.com
- Venue editors – Matt Tidby and Rachael Lum – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online editor – Harry Slater – email@example.com
- Deputy online editor – Luke Boobyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
This includes all sections of Concrete and Venue, plus copy editors and photographers. Open from 19 March – 16 April. If you are thinking of applying, contact the current editors for advice and support.
Tweet @Concrete_UEA if you can’t find what you need.
Amy spoke to Kettle Mag’s Alex Veeneman about the future of student journalism:
On some weekends of term on the campus of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, the office of their student publication Concrete based at Union House is a scene of editing. Proofreaders walk into the office with the guide of editors and work through the publication as it prepares to go to the press. In the twenty years it has been in existence, it has won student newspaper of the year (1995) from The Guardian’s Student Media Awards and was a runner up for best student newspaper in awards administered by The Independent and the National Union of Students (2001).
For Amy Adams, the publication’s current editor, the scene which encompasses Union House most weekends is where it all began, and says these proofreaders are at the heart of the production of the paper. “I signed up to the society at the Fresher’s fair in my first year,” Adams said. “I wrote a couple of reviews for the TV section, but I enjoyed the proofreading most. At the end of the year, I applied to be chief copy editor, a position I ended up sharing with one other.”
Adams became editor after it was announced that the university’s student union could no longer afford a Sabbatical editor-in-chief, and that a part time student editor position would be made in its place. Adams says that despite the small population at the UEA, Concrete still plays a vital role. “Like any newspaper, Concrete is about getting important university news to its students and keeping them well-informed about the issues around campus,” Adams said. “However, it’s also about offering them the chance to let their views and stories be heard, whether this is an opinion column, film review, or the match report of a Lacrosse game. It’s really easy for people to get involved, and we try to cover as much of that diversity as possible.”
Read the full interview here.
Amy is on Twitter – @OtherAmyAdams