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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. 

Life Editor & Deputy Life Editor

The Life editor is responsible for Trinity News’ students arts and lifestyle section, Life. The Life editor will oversee a team of staff across several sub-sections covering areas of human interest and culture in and around campus, including Arts and Culture, Food and Drink, and Sex and Relationships. The Life editor will engage with the sub-section editors and provide guidance as ideas are pitched, written, and edited by staff. The Life editor will suggest article ideas, edit articles, and be involved with the layout and design of the newspaper’s print edition every three weeks. They will work closely with the editor to guide Life’s editorial direction.

The successful candidate will have an eye for arts and lifestyle stories and be passionate about delivering exciting articles to our readers. They should be keenly familiar with arts and culture journalism and be able to point to newspapers and magazines which they admire. They must be highly organised and able to lead a large team. They should have an excellent command of written language, strong communication skills, and a commitment to the position. Previous editorial experience within the paper is desirable. Your application should give a strong sense of your vision for Life. Do not be afraid to be creative and innovative, and outline what changes you would make to improve the section, if any.

A deputy Life editor will also be selected from the pool of candidates. To apply for this role, please email [email protected] with “Life Editor” in the subject line. Include the following in your application:

  • The experience you will bring to the role (300 words or fewer)
  • Your motivation to apply for the position (300 words or fewer)
  • Your vision for the Life section in the upcoming year and goals you would work towards (400 words or fewer)
  • Three examples of your work (via website links or PDF files)
    • Provide a short reflection on how these pieces embody your vision for Life. In what ways do they represent qualities you would like to promote more in the section? Include one thing you would change about one of the articles and explain why.
  • Any other commitments you have for the upcoming academic year

Applications for Life Editor close at 12pm noon on Sunday, 26 May.