Join Ireland’s oldest student newspaper

Established in 1953, Trinity News is Ireland’s oldest student newspaper. Whether it’s to-the-minute news reporting, innovative multimedia content, or insightful topical analysis of higher education issues, Trinity News has a long history of high-quality journalism. Because of our history and the standard of our work, Trinity News has many successful alumni currently working in media who spring-boarded their careers with us.

Applications for the following sections are now open.

Applications close 5pm Saturday, 29 June.


Multimedia

Photo

Striking original photography has been crucial to the growth of Trinity News over the past year, garnering national attention at climactic moments such as the Dublin riots or Trinity’s BDS encampment.

Photography is integral to giving a dynamic look to both our print edition, social media and website. This role offers photographers an opportunity for their work to regularly be platformed on the most-followed student media outlet in the UK and Ireland. They will support section editors by taking photos on assignment, as well as supporting the News team in capturing news events as they happen.

Candidates for the photography team should possess a strong visual storytelling ability, as well as technical proficiency with photography equipment and photo editing. They must be able to work creatively and efficiently to produce high-quality photographs that enhance the written content and overall aesthetic of the student newspaper. Successful candidates will have a solid understanding of photographic composition, lighting, and editing techniques.

A head photographer and deputy head photographer will be selected from the pool of applicants.

To apply for the Photography section, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Photo” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate (300 words or fewer).
  • Any ideas or plans you would take on in the role (300 words or fewer)
  • Submit a photo essay consisting of 3-5 original photographs that tell a story about an interesting aspect of life. Write a brief description explaining the story behind your photos and the choices you made in capturing these images (150-200 words).
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Video

The videography team will produce TV-style film content for our website and support the social media team in producing short-form content for Trinity News’ social media platforms.

Candidates for the videography team should have experienced video production and editing skills, with a strong ability to tell compelling stories through visual media. Successful candidates will possess a keen eye for detail, creativity, and a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of video production, including camera operation, lighting, and sound. They should be proficient in video editing software and have a solid grasp of pacing, visual composition, and narrative structure.

A Head Videographer will be selected from the pool of applicants. Strong leadership and communication skills are essential for this role, as the Head Videographer will be responsible for managing a team and ensuring that all video content meets the publication’s high standards.

To apply for the Video section, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Video” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of your vision for expanding or improving Trinity News’ video content (300 words or fewer)
  • Three ideas for video content either for social media or Trinity News’ website
  • Up to three examples of your work
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Illustrations

The Illustrations Editor will arrange original illustrations to be featured alongside written content in the paper. They will work directly with artists to produce pieces of artwork which meet the needs of each section and specific articles, with input from section editors. Illustrations should add colour and character to the paper both online and in print, while maintaining a professional look and brand appropriate to Trinity News. An emphasis should be placed on digital work.

Candidates for the role of Illustrations Editor should have good organisational skills as well as a strong artistic vision and a keen eye for detail. They will be responsible for delegating assignments to artists, setting deadlines, and reviewing work. They must be adept at selecting and arranging artwork to complement written content, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the newspaper while maintaining a cohesive and professional look in line with the publication’s brand. Candidates should be able to collaborate effectively with writers, photographers, and other editors to ensure that the visual elements of the newspaper enhance and support the written content. Examples of their work should demonstrate an eye for visual storytelling, clever communication and colour theory.

Applicants may apply only to be a staff illustrator rather than Illustrations Editor. Please indicate on your application if this is your preference.

To apply for the Illustrations Team, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Illustrations” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate (300 words or fewer).
  • Your vision for artwork within the paper and how you feel it can be best employed (300 words or fewer).
  • Select an illustration from a newspaper which you feel compliments the piece it accompanies very well and write a short piece about why it is effective (200 words max)
  • Three examples of your work
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Podcast

The Podcast Editor will be responsible for the revival of a Trinity News’ podcast. They will play a key role in shaping the brand new podcast, overseeing the production of all audio content for the podcast series. This role involves planning, recording, editing, and publishing high-quality podcasts that engage and inform the student body. The Podcast Editor will work closely with senior staff members to discuss potential ideas for articles or podcasts.

They should be creative, organised, and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively. Excellent communication and team leadership skills are essential, along with familiarity with podcasting trends and distribution channels. Experience in podcast production or radio broadcasting is highly desirable.

To apply for the Podcast Team, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Podcast” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role, including experience with audio production and editing, and journalistic skills (300 words or fewer).
  • Your ideas for a podcast which will appeal to the readership of Trinity News, to be published every three weeks. The podcast should complement the work of the paper and make use of the talents of its staff (300 words or fewer).
  • Outline a marketing strategy to promote the new podcast to readers and potential new listeners. Identify specific key collaborators within Trinity News staff (200 words max)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Print design team

Trinity News’ strives for its formidable and professional reporting to be embodied in an equally professional and engaging print edition. Design is crucial to the papers’ brand and reputation on campus, and its front page should make it immediately clear that Trinity News is a leading student publication.

The print design team will be responsible for the layout and design of the physical print paper. They will work together under the direction of the Layout Manager to produce nine print editions of the paper throughout the year. Using Adobe InDesign, they will prepare a template for each issue ahead of time which will then have editorial and visual content added in.

The print design team will work to create visually engaging and reader-friendly designs. They will manage a team of graphic designers, ensuring high-quality production standards and adherence to deadlines.

This role offers valuable experience to students aspiring to careers in design, media and communications and provides an opportunity to develop a portfolio of professional-quality work.

In-depth experience with Adobe InDesign is not an essential requirement. However, candidates should have a familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and show promising potential in the use of InDesign, for which some training will be provided.

They must possess strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy and quality in design work and an ability to develop and maintain a cohesive visual identity for the newspaper, with a keen eye for aesthetics and typography. They must be comfortable with teamwork and extensive collaboration.

To apply for the print design Team, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Print design” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role, including experience with Adobe InDesign, Creative Suite and other design software (300 words or fewer).
  • Up to three examples of previous work using Adobe InDesign or similar software.
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Social media team

The social media team is the most multifaceted part of Trinity News. From graphic designers to digital content creators, it is responsible for Trinity News’ most active and innovative audience engagement tool.

We are seeking a team of graphic designers who will assist the social media manager in creating graphics to publicise our stories and articles on Instagram. They will create graphics and carousel posts to accompany news stories, analysis, features, comment pieces and more. An eye for striking and visually appealing design is crucial, as well as the ability to combine text and photography in a complementary fashion. Candidates should have experience in graphic design and a good familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe software.

A team of digital content creators will also work to create video content for TikTok and Instagram Reels, continuing our series This Week In Trinity News, as well as creating new ideas to expand the papers’ multimedia presence. As well as broadcasting the content of the paper, video content will also promote the paper as a whole, encouraging people to read, follow and also contribute their own work to the paper. Candidates should have experience in digital content creation (even if just on personal accounts) and be competent with video editing techniques. They should have a talent for marketing and advertising and the ability to carry an idea from inception to execution.

Candidates should indicate on their application whether they are applying for graphic design or digital creator, or both.

To apply for the Social Media Team, please attach an application as a PDF in an email to [email protected] with “Social Media” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role, including experience with relevant editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, other software) (300 words or fewer).
  • Up to three examples of your previous graphic design or digital content work.
  • Outline three ideas for a TikTok/Instagram Reel encouraging students to read, follow or contribute to Trinity News. These can be humorous or serious, and may align with current social media trends or trending “sounds” or audios.
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year

Applications for SciTech have also been extended to 5pm Saturday, 29 June.

SciTech

Trinity News’ SciTech section is an award-winning team that covers developments in a range of fields, particularly physics, technology and artificial intelligence, as well as biology, astronomy, botany, and chemistry, and more. This year it will focus first and foremost on research being done in Trinity, as well as the latest developments in Irish academia and long-form articles exploring related topics. It will also focus on how emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are affecting education, workplaces and the economy in a way that is particularly relevant to a student audience.

Our SciTech editors are excited about science and technology and keen to share new information with students in an engaging, accessible way. They should have excellent writing ability, a respect for grammar, and a passion for helping others develop their writing to a high standard. An ability to convey complex scientific information in a succinct and easily digestible manner for the general public is essential. Candidates should be aware that the section will often operate as a news team, responding quickly to breaking science news stories, as well as developing longer-form pieces for online and print.

To apply for our SciTech section, please email [email protected] with “SciTech” in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are the best candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • What you identify as current weaknesses of our Features section and how you would address these; any other plans you would seek to accomplish in the section (400 words or fewer).
  • An outline of three SciTech articles appropriate for Trinity News to publish, including potential interviewees. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably science or news articles. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Applications for the following sections are now closed.

News

News is the flagship section of Trinity News. From the front page of the print edition to up-to-the-minute online stories, some of the most talked-about campus controversies have been revealed and spotlighted by our reporting. Our dedicated coverage of events in Trinity and beyond has made us a ubiquitous part of conversation on campus, and even nationally.

Our News section is also an invaluable snapshot of Life on campus. As well as controversies in College and the students’ union, the News team should be passionate about capturing student life through stories about societies, student groups and individual students that will catch the interest of our readers.

Our news editors have a passion for the pursuit of truth and keeping students informed on Trinity, Ireland’s higher education landscape, and national issues that impact students. Members of the News team find, investigate, write and edit stories on a daily basis, as well as recruiting and mentoring new writers.

Candidates should have excellent writing ability, a natural curiosity, critical thinking skills, and a readiness to respond to breaking news at short notice. An ability to convey information in an accurate, succinct, and objective manner is essential. Successful candidates will have a great work ethic, take initiative in finding and investigating stories, and be comfortable making contact with sources to obtain quotes or information, be it by phone, email or in person. Experience covering live events is essential.

Prior experience in Trinity News is not an absolute requirement for a place on our news team and we encourage expressions of interest from anyone who can demonstrate a passion and determination to be a news reporter.

This year we will be structuring our team in three parts: College News, City (Metro) News and Investigations.

Applicants for College News should possess a reasonable knowledge of College governance, capitated bodies, including TCDSU and the CSC, Trinity societies, and general campus discourse.

Applicants for City News should have a reasonable knowledge of the Dublin economy, political sphere, cultural scene, social issues, policing and public transport.

Information about applying to the Investigations team can be found below.

Applicants will be considered for both sections but may state a preference for either College or City News if they wish.

To apply for the News section, please email [email protected] with “News” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role. This can include experience in student journalism, campus life, and live coverage of events. (300 words or fewer)
  • What you identify as the current weaknesses of our News section and how you would address these; any other plans you would seek to accomplish in the section (400 words or fewer).
  • Look at a list of Dáil Parliamentary Questions published in the past week (See here). From the list, pick out a question/answer that you think would make a good story and write a short news item (300 words) suitable for publication in Trinity News. As a guide, here is an example of a story on our site that came from a Parliamentary Question. Specify whether the story would be a good fit for College or City News.
  • Up to three examples of your work. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Investigations

Our new Investigations team will take specific responsibility for pursuing bigger, less visible stories, taking their time to identify potential stories, investigate leads, follow up on new discoveries, and thoroughly revise and edit final drafts.

Candidates for the investigative team should possess exceptional research skills, an analytical mindset, and a keen eye for detail. They must have a strong commitment to uncovering the truth and the persistence to follow leads through extensive and thorough investigation. Successful candidates will be adept at handling large amounts of information and discerning key details that may be hidden within complex data.

An ability to write compelling, well-structured reports that clearly convey findings is crucial. Candidates should be comfortable conducting interviews and building rapport with sources to gain deeper insights. A strong ethical foundation and adherence to journalistic integrity are essential.

A investigative team lead will be selected from the pool of applicants as well as a team of investigative reporters.

  • The experience you will bring to the role. This can include journalistic or other research experience (300 words or fewer).
  • Why you think an investigative team will be a beneficial addition to Trinity News and the goals and principles it should strive towards (300 words).
  • Choose a topic for an investigation that would be of interest to readers of Trinity News.
    1. Write a brief pitch (100-200 words) explaining why this topic is important, what you aim to uncover, and how it affects the student body.
    2. Draft a Freedom of Information (FOI) request letter to obtain specific data or documents relevant to your investigative pitch. Specify which FOI body your request would be made to. The FOI request should include a clear and concise description of the information you are seeking.
  • Up to three examples of your work. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

News Analysis

Our News Analysis team is an exciting, developing section that allows its staff to engage with the news in a manner that is beyond that of a traditional news piece. The News Analysis team will produce analytical and explainer articles which break down complex issues or delve into the stories behind the headlines. Analysis or explainer pieces are published shortly after an important news story breaks and provide context and additional information to give students a well-rounded, informed view of the news. The news analysis team will write and edit articles that feature in our online and print editions, as well as mentoring new writers.

Explainer pieces are also a central aspect of Trinity News’ SEO strategy. The Analysis team will work alongside the Online team to identify what types of articles perform well in order to reach a large audience, often far beyond Trinity.

Candidates should have excellent writing ability, a natural curiosity, and a willingness to respond to breaking news quickly. Candidates should not be discouraged if they feel they do not have an expert-level knowledge of politics or national issues; rather, the ability to ask the right questions and to gather information to situate a news story within its context so that readers can better understand the significance of a news update are more critical qualities for this role.

To apply for the news analysis team, please email [email protected] with “News Analysis” in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate (300 words or fewer).
  • Outline the ideas you would bring to the section and any ways in which you feel its output can be improved upon, from an editorial or organisational point of view (300 words).
  • Consult the news articles published by Trinity News over the last three months. Identify a news story for which you feel an accompanying news analysis piece could have provided a deeper engagement with the story, and outline briefly the information and analysis you would have included in the news analysis article. (300 words or fewer)
  • How you plan to hold up integrity within all aspects of your reporting and team management (200 words or fewer).
  • Up to three examples of your work (via website links or PDF files). News or comment articles are preferable.
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Features

The Features section is home to many of our most impressive and interesting long-form articles. Feature pieces give an in-depth exploration of subjects that Trinity students want to read about or introduce them to new issues in an engaging way. This year, our Feature pieces covered interviews with College personalities, political discourse on campus, the challenges faced by people seeking treatment for eating disorders, and more. Articles sometimes foray outside of Trinity itself, but they should always be of specific relevance to students or Dublin save for exceptional circumstances.

The length of pieces we publish in the Features section allows writers to produce insightful, creative articles. As Features pieces are typically quite time intensive, writers turn to our Features editors when pursuing an article to help them research, interview, and structure their work.

Our Features editors are astute observers and interested in delving deeply into contemporary issues. They pitch articles that are topical and work swiftly to ensure these articles are published at the height of their relevance. Successful candidates will have excellent narrative-based writing skills and a passion for mentoring new writers, as editors will work closely with writers to improve the quality of their work. Editorial staff of this section must be creative, as successful applicants will need to pitch interesting, unique, and topical article ideas on a regular basis.

To apply for the Features section, please email [email protected] with “Features” in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are the best candidate (300 words or fewer)
  • What you identify as current weaknesses of our Features section and how you would address these; any other plans you would seek to accomplish in the section (400 words or fewer).
  • An outline of three articles ideas that would be appropriate for the Features section. Include possible interviewees and relevant sources. (450 words or fewer)
  • Links to up to three examples of your work, preferably feature articles.(via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Comment

Trinity News’ Comment section exists to inform and challenge student opinion on campus. It publishes engaging, well-reasoned opinion pieces on subjects relevant to Trinity students. It is one of our most widely read sections and receives significant traction online. Comment pieces offer informed opinions on Trinity, higher education, and student and cultural issues. We feature a wide range of styles: discursive, analytical, personal, reflective, and satirical.

Our Comment editors are critical thinkers and passionate about sharing well-reasoned opinions that encourage discussion among our readers. Comment editors must be able to pitch article ideas that are topical and work swiftly to ensure these articles are published at the height of their relevance. Successful applicants for a position in the Comment section will have knowledge of campus affairs, social and political issues, and higher education. They should be able to ensure the content of the section is balanced, wide-ranging and topical. They should have a flair for strong opinion writing and a passion for helping others develop their writing to the same standard. As the Comment section often deals with contentious topics, they should be able to help writers to deal with a delicate topic in a fair, ethical manner.

To apply for the Comment section, please email [email protected] with “Comment” in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are the best candidate for the position. This may include experience in student journalism, debating, and/or campus life. (300 words or fewer)
  • What you identify as current weaknesses of our Comment section and how you would address these; any other plans you would seek to accomplish in the section (400 words or fewer).
  • An outline of three potential comment pieces appropriate for Trinity News to publish, highlighting the key opinion the article would present and the strand of the argument supporting it (450 words or fewer).
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably comment or feature pieces. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Sport

Trinity is home to dozens of active and diverse sports clubs. Our Sport team covers Trinity sport in a comprehensive and detailed manner to show the vibrancy of Trinity sport to our readers. Along with consistent, up-to-date reporting on sporting events, the sports section also gives writers the chance to interview sporting figures around college and explore the activities of sports clubs. As such, being part of this section requires ambition to develop Trinity News’ sports writing and an openness to the  multifaceted nature of our sports coverage. The role includes producing live reporting of sports matches with a quick turnaround time between the match and the article’s publication. Section staff should be willing to attend Trinity sports events — which can occur on weekends — to cover them for the newspaper.

Candidates should have excellent writing ability, a respect for grammar, and a passion for helping others develop their writing ability to a high standard. Successful candidates will be passionate about sport and keeping our readers up to date on the latest developments in Trinity sport. Comfort with photography is considered desirable.

To apply for the Sport section, please email [email protected] with “Sport” in the subject line. Please include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are the best candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • Ideas for how the section could be improved, and what your vision for the Sport section is. This may include broader plans for the section and specific ideas for articles. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably sport pieces. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Gaeilge

Is páirt lárnach í an Gaeilge do shaol a lán duine i dTríonóid. Mar sin, tá sé thar a bheith tábhachtach ailt Gaeilge de chineál maith a fhoilsiú i Nuacht na Tríonóide. Chomh maith leis sin, tá go leor scríbhneoirí iontacha ann ar mhaith leo scríobh i nGaeilge agus táimid ag iarraidh spás a thabhairt dóibh a gcuid alt a fhoilsiú.

Scríobhneoidh an tEagarthóir Gaeilge ailt as Gaeilge, chomh maith le scríbhneoirí nua a spreagadh. Beidh siad mar chuid d’fhás na rannóige seo i gcaitheamh na bliana seo chugainn, chun Gaeilge a chur ar gach gné den pháipéar. Beidh scóip acu píosaí Gaeilge a fhoilsiú do rannóga ar fud an phríomhpháipéir agus ár bhforlíonadh, Life, a thaitneoidh le cainteoirí Gaeilge. Chomh maith leis san eagrán priontála, beidh deis ag an iarrthóir rathúil oibriú go díreach leis an eagarthóir chun an treo a thógann Trinity News chun an Ghaeilge a ionchorprú inár n-asraonta ilmheán a chinneadh.

Ba chóir go mbeadh cumas scríbhneoireachta den scoth ag iarrthóirí, súil le cruinneas gramadaí, agus paisean chun cabhrú le daoine eile a gcumas scríbhneoireachta a fhorbairt ar ardchaighdeán. Tá líofacht sa Ghaeilge riachtanach, chomh maith le paisean don Ghaeilge i gcoitinne agus laistigh de Choláiste na Tríonóide. Beidh rannpháirtíocht i ngrúpaí agus tionscnaimh Ghaeilge ar an gcampas ina bhuntáiste d’iarrthóirí.

Chun cur isteach ar an bpost seo, seol ríomhphost le do thoil chuig [email protected] le “Gaeilge” sa líne ábhair. Cuir an t-eolas seo a leanas san iarratas le do thoil:

  • An taithí a thabharfaidh tú don ról agus an fáth gur iarrthóir idéalach thú. Ba chóir go n-áireofaí leis seo do chumas sa Ghaeilge agus cur amach agat ar na meáin Ghaeilge, chomh maith le taithí ar bith ar iriseoireacht na mac léinn agus/nó ar shaol an champais (300 focal ar a mhéad).
  • Imlíne ar do fhís don Ghaeilge sa pháipéar. D’fhéadfadh go n-áireofaí leis seo do chuid smaointe leathana maidir leis an nGaeilge a ionchorprú sa pháipéar, smaointe faoi leith d’alt i nGaeilge, agus conas is féidir lenár n-ábhar Gaeilge idirghníomhú lenár n-ardáin ilmheán. Mol bealach amháin ar a laghad inar féidir an Ghaeilge a ionchorprú inár n-ábhar ilmheán, bíodh sé ina ábhar físe, fuaime nó eile (450 focal ar a mhéad).
  • Céimeanna sonracha a dhéanfá chun líon na scríbhneoirí Gaeilge a chuireann le Nuacht na Tríonóide a mhéadú (300 focal ar a mhéad).
  • Samplaí de suas le trí phíosa scríbhneoireachta, as Gaeilge (trí naisc chuig an suíomh Gréasáin nó comhaid PDF). Cé gur fearr píosaí iriseoireachta, tá sleachta as scríbhneoireacht phearsanta inghlactha freisin.
  • Aon ghealltanais eile atá agat don bhliain seo chugainn.

Copyediting

Whether it’s a well-composed feature, articulate opinion piece or fascinating culture piece, Trinity News values syntax, grammar, and adherence to our style guide immensely. By ensuring these elements are maintained at a high standard across the newspaper, our copyediting team plays an essential role in ensuring the newspaper’s credibility and coherency.

Copyeditors begin the editing process by fixing any errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling. They ensure that articles adhere to the style guide, flag any inconsistencies within articles, and amend poor syntax overlooked by section editors. In addition, copyeditors will double check that names, places, and organisations are spelled correctly, and that dates and statistics are accurate. Copyeditors are welcome to produce their own articles for the paper in addition to their role as a copyeditor. Candidates must possess a passion for the written word and have impeccable grammar. They should be an organised, hard-working individual with a high level of attention to detail. Previous experience in the paper is not necessary.

A head copyeditor will be selected from the pool of applicants, with responsibility for allocating and reviewing the work of the copyediting team. Please specify on your application whether this is something which you are particularly interested in.

To apply for the Copyediting section, please email [email protected] with “Copyediting” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role. (less than 250 words)
  • Up to three examples of your written work (via website links or PDF files). Pieces of journalism, especially within Trinity News, are preferable. Excerpts of personal or academic writing are also acceptable.
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Life 

Arts and Culture

The Arts and Culture section keeps students informed on Trinity and Dublin’s arts and culture scene through previews, reviews, interviews and opinion pieces on upcoming cultural events, influential works and figures, and cultural issues affecting Dublin city. Our Arts and Culture editors are passionate about the arts and culture scene in Dublin, including art, theatre, literature, film and music, and are interested in staying up-to-date on the latest developments in this area in Trinity and Dublin. The editors will pitch ideas, write and edit articles, and mentor new writers.

Arts and Culture candidates must have excellent writing ability, editing skills, and a passion for mentoring, as the editorial staff of the Arts and Culture team will be working closely with writers to improve the quality of their work. From reviews and news articles to long-form feature pieces and short list-style articles, the section team will have the opportunity to write and edit a wide variety of article styles. Candidates should be aware that Trinity News is an online-first publication; therefore, articles need to be written and edited swiftly so they can be published at the height of the topic’s relevancy. Dedication and organisational skills are thus necessary for the role.

To apply for the Arts and Culture section, please email [email protected]. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of three article ideas for the Arts and Culture section. This may include possible interviewees for these articles, or ideas for series that the section could carry throughout the year. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably related to arts/culture or for other sections within Life. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Food and Drink 

Our Food and Drink team covers restaurants, bars, cafés and gastronomic events in Dublin, and outside. Reviews of just-opened establishments will constitute a major portion of this team’s output, so the Food and Drink editorial staff should have a knowledge of Dublin’s restaurants and bars – beyond just those near Trinity itself. A passion for cooking or baking would also be very beneficial, as the section will also produce articles on student-friendly recipes. The editor will pitch article ideas, write and edit articles, and mentor new writers.

Food and Drink candidates must have excellent writing ability, editing skills, and a passion for mentoring, as the editorial staff of the Food and Drink team will be working closely with writers to improve the quality of their work. From reviews and news articles to long-form feature pieces and short list-like articles, the section team will have the opportunity to write and edit a wide variety of article styles. Candidates should be aware that Trinity News is an online-first publication; therefore, articles need to be written and edited swiftly so they can be published at the height of the topic’s relevancy. Dedication and organisational skills are thus necessary for the role.

To apply for the Food and Drink section, please email [email protected] with “Food and Drink” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of three article ideas for the Food and Drink section. This may include possible interviewees for these articles, or ideas for series that the section could carry throughout the year. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably related to food/drink or for other sections within Life. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Sex and Relationships 

Dating, friendships, and intimate experiences: the Sex and Relationships section will publish a wide range of content from Trinity students, much of it very personal in nature. The section explores Trinity students’ varied experiences around relationships, from family and friendships to love and sex. The Sex and Relationships editor will be passionate about giving students a space to discuss their experiences and interview others about theirs. They will have a keen interest in shining a light on “taboo” subjects and producing both informative and entertaining articles in a variety of styles. The editor will pitch article ideas, write and edit articles, and mentor new writers.

Sex and Relationships candidates must have excellent writing ability, editing skills, and a passion for mentoring, as the editorial staff of the Sex and Relationships team will be working closely with contributors to improve the quality of their writing. The successful candidates must be able to handle sensitive topics with care. They must also be willing to represent a wide range of relationships in their section, and be open-minded about publishing articles on sensitive or “taboo” topics. Candidates should be aware that Trinity News is an online-first publication; therefore, articles need to be written and edited swiftly so they can be published at the height of the topic’s relevancy. Dedication and organisational skills are thus necessary for a role.

To apply for the Sex and Relationships section, please email [email protected] with “Sex and Relationships” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of three article ideas for the Sex and Relationships section. This may include possible interviewees for these articles, or ideas for series that the section could carry throughout the year. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably for the Sex and Relationships section or other sections within Life. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Societies

Societies are an integral aspect of life in Trinity. The Societies editor guides Trinity News’ coverage of societies and their activities across campus. They oversee the coverage of society events through regular event reviews and showcase the dedication of students to societies in the form of interviews with society members and spotlighting smaller societies and their projects. The Societies editor will pitch article ideas, write and edit articles, and mentor new writers. They send writers to cover events and produce a weekly overview of upcoming on-campus and virtual activities.

The successful candidate will be excited by the vibrancy of Trinity’s societies and take initiative in covering societies for our readers. Societies candidates must have excellent writing ability, editing skills, and a passion for mentoring, as the editorial staff of the section will be working closely with writers to improve the quality of their work. Candidates for the Societies team should be excited by the multifaceted nature of the section’s content; from reviews and news articles to long-form feature pieces and short list-like articles, the section team needs to write and edit a wide variety of article styles. Societies staff must be able to respond to events quickly and work at a fast pace to ensure articles are published while they are still relevant.

To apply for the Societies section, please email [email protected] with “Societies” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of three article ideas for the Societies section. This may include possible interviewees for these articles, or ideas for series that the Societies section could carry throughout the year. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably for the Societies section or other sections within Life. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.

Student Living 

The Student Living section covers the practical aspects of life as a student, and specifically as a Trinity student, such as academics, living away from home, finances, and career planning. Applicants should have an awareness of the broad range of issues facing Trinity students across faculties and socio-economic backgrounds. The tone of articles can range from discursive or analytical to personal, reflective, humorous or satirical, while the form may vary from long-form feature pieces to quirky listicles. The Student Living editor will pitch article ideas, write and edit articles, and mentor new writers.

Student Living candidates must have excellent writing ability, editing skills, and a passion for mentoring, as the editorial staff of the section will be working closely with writers to improve the quality of their work.. Applicants should be aware that they will be expected to produce articles on a regular basis for the newspaper. Editorial staff of this section must be creative, as successful applicants will need to pitch interesting, unique and topical article ideas on a regular basis.

To apply for the Student Living section, please email [email protected] with “Student Living” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role and why you are an ideal candidate. (300 words or fewer)
  • An outline of three article ideas for the Student Living section. This may include possible interviewees for these articles, or ideas for series that the section could carry throughout the year. (450 words or fewer)
  • Examples of up to three articles you have written, preferably on student issues or for other sections within Life. (via website links or PDF files)
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming year.