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Cherwell is recruiting

We are now accepting applications for all positions for next term! DEADLINE EXTENDED
Editor on Monday 27th February 2012

Cherwell is recruiting!

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED. We are now accepting applications for all of the below positions until 9pm on Monday June 16th.

This is your chance to be part of the prestigious and proudly independent student newspaper, following in the footsteps of past contributors such as Evelyn Waugh, 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 Broacasting or Photo Editor

The deadline for applications will be on Saturday 14th June at 9pm, and should be sent to

***Cherwell is also recruiting for a Creative Designer, a Cartoonist, 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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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. This term Cherwell revealed cocaine use in the Bodleian library, led the coverage of a bomb threat from inside the police cordon, and uncovered links between Oxford Climate Forum and oil researchers.


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 the great and the good of national and world politics. In the last year, Cherwell Comment interviewed George Galloway, Eric Pickles and Nancy Pelosi - 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 is famed for Fit College, one of Oxford’s more superficial institutions. There’s space for pretty much anything as long as it’s entertaining and thought provoking. Sharp features and interviews are our forte. See our recent interview with the Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold, for instance.


Culture is one of our largest sections, with pages dedicated to Film, Stage, Music and Arts and 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 that Oxford offers.

You'll be able to meet national culture icons too. This term Cherwell Culture interviewed Melvyn Bragg, Jacqueline Wilson and P D James.

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, Stage, Music or Arts and 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 shoots 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 the broadcast team.


Cherwell News Broadcasting at the Corpus Tortoise Fair in May


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 talent.

Business Team:

Cherwell provides some of the best business experience in Oxford and makes you well-placed to enter 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.