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DEADLINE EXTENDED - Cherwell is recruiting

We are now accepting applications to all positions for Trinity term - send your applications by 9pm on Monday 9th March
Editor on Wednesday 26th November 2014

Cherwell is recruiting!

This is your chance to be part of the prestigious and proudly independent student newspaper, following in the footsteps of past contributors such as Owen Jones, Evan Davis, Graham Greene and WH Auden.

We are recruiting for Section Editors, Deputy Section Editors and News Reporters.

[To download application forms from the link, click File > Download as > Word Document]

Apply to be a Section Editor

Apply to be a Deputy Section Editor/Sports Reporter

Apply to be a News Reporter

Apply to be Broadcasting or Photo Editor

Apply to be Review Editor

The deadline for applications will be on Monday 9th March at 9PM, and should be sent to

Cherwell is also looking for a Puzzles editor, cartoonists, illustrators, and photographers – all interested contact

Candidates will have a short, informal interview with the editors. Interviews will be held during eighth week.

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Our Business team is also always looking for new recruits. Cherwell provides some of the best business experience in Oxford and provides excellent preparation for any media, consulting or banking career. We'll train you on all relevant parts of the business and teach you to raise £10,000 independently. Email to express interest.

Editorial job descriptions


News reporters are responsible for sourcing, researching and writing news stories, scouring the university and the town for the issues that matter. It’s a unique chance to discover the inner workings of Oxford life. In the last term alone, Cherwell has conducted a live blog on the Marine Le Pen protest, investigated Oxford summer schools, and was the first to break the news of both the first college and then later the University gaining Living Wage accreditation.


The Comment section has a well respected tradition of printing cutting-edge opinion pieces from students on a range of Oxford and national issues. Our best debates and opinion pieces are read around the University and online, regularly attracting several thousand hits.

Joining the Comment team also allows you to interview leading political figures. In the last term, Cherwell has interviewed Richard Evans, Shami Chakrabarti, Paris Lees, and Vivenne Westwood – to name but a few.

If you’re passionate about a subject and want to share your views and spark debate, join us.


The Lifestyle section strikes a balance between serious, hard-hitting journalism and more light-hearted features. We've tackled the most serious issues affecting the lives of Oxford students in our weekly mental health column, 'Making Headway', and in this term's account of how BDSM helped one survivor move past her rape.

The section also has more whimsical features, like our 'Creaming Spires' column and the famous Blind Date. In addition to this, reviews of all the best restaurants and bars in Oxford can be found in the pages of Lifestyle. 


We are extremely proud of our Investigations section, otherwise known as C+. This is where some of the most in-depth, investigative journalism is done, tackling some of the biggest issues in Oxford today. This term, C+ has investigated, amongst other things, student intermission (or 'rustication'), Oxford's role in the fight against Ebola, and Campsfield House Immigrant Removal Centre.


Every term, in our final issue, Cherwell releases The Cherwell Review, a 12-page literary supplement of poetry, short stories, and art from Oxford students. The quality of submissions has historically been very high, and our team of illustrators work hard to provide visual accompaniment to the literary contributions.


Culture is our largest section, with pages dedicated to Film & TV, Stage, Music, and Art & Books. We’re one of the first ports of call for reviews of all the student plays, as well as all the other cultural delights which Oxford offers.

You'll be able to meet some of the biggest cultural icons, too. Recently, Cherwell Culture has interviewed Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Callow, and Nick Jonas.

If you'd like to edit the whole Culture section, fill in the Section Editor form. If you'd like to be in charge of one of the individual Film & TV, Stage, Music, or Art & Books pages, please fill in the Deputy Section Editor form. If you would just like to contribute to Culture occasionally, there's no need to fill in a form — please just email expressing your interest. 


Cherwell brings you the best fashion content in Oxford. See some of our recent content here. If you've got opinions on fashion and fancy being the next Sartorialist you can also write for the section too.


We report on many major sporting occasions in Oxford - whether your interest is rugby, swimming or lacrosse, there are opportunities for objective analysis of the big games, or not-so-objective match reports from those involved in college matches.


You'll have seen Shark Tales, but did you know that Cherwell is the largest student broadcast operation in Oxford, producing several videos a week across News, Lifestyle and Culture?

If you have experience in production and editing, or are just keen to learn, then apply to join the broadcasting team.


Quality photography is essential for the whole paper: we pride ourselves on accompanying as many articles as possible with original and beautiful photos. We're always keen to see new people, whether your interests lie in journalistic photography, or more artistic material (though the two can intersect very well).