Apply for the Easter 2018 Team!

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There are still some places left on the TCS team for Easter 2018! 

If you want to be at the forefront of journalism in Cambridge, this opportunity could be for you!  TCS has been making huge strides recently and is in the process of building a wonderful team for next term.  This Easter Term we are eager to welcome applications from diverse ends of the writing spectrum, from the Cambridge ambitionati through to recreational bloggers.  Please send applications to by 12:00 March 20th including your name, college, year of study, and contact details in your application.   

We're looking for applications in the sections below for the upcoming online-only term. If you have your own ideas about ways you could get involved or a section not advertised here, we’d also love to hear from you. 

If you're not sure if this is the right extra-curricular/journalism outlet for you, do read past articles, our constitution etc to find out what TCS is known for and what it stands for in Cambridge!  Alternatively, if you are keen to write on a less regular basis, do join our writers' groups on Facebook where weekly article commissions are posted.

Applicants for all roles are asked to write a brief personal statement of about 300 words, detailing your relevant experience (not a problem if you have none) and ideas for the content and style of the section you wish to be a part of, including three article ideas – or, for the less editorial roles, an outline of the strategies you would use.  We are not expecting highly polished prose!

If you have any questions about how the paper works, the application process, or what any of the jobs entail, please do not hesitate to email the Board of Directors at Read on for a full list of the roles on offer, and details of their remit: we hope you’ll be inspired to join a team that’s as professional and engaging as it is fun and sociable!

News and Investigations Team

You will set the paper's news agenda, decide which stories are the most important, and work with the news team to find original content and make national stories relevant to students. We are keen to build a section so welcome lots of applications! You will have a big part to play in determining the tone and feel of the news section, the campaigns it runs, and political positions it takes.. Consequently, the reputation of TCS rests in your hands. You will hold a news meeting once a week to hand out stories to reporters. By keeping readers informed, you not only make sure the student body knows what is really going on, but also that people in charge know their decisions will be scrutinised, and they will be held to account for their mistakes. This role is particularly fundamental to the paper and can be one of the most rewarding positions.  Commitment levels vary between different members of the team.

Features Team

This section offers a chance to explore Cambridge and the issues students are interested in, in a way that's topical, imaginative, and informative. One week you might be writing about the history of Cambridge during World War 2 in light of a news story about unearthed ordinance, and the next you might be imagining a week in the life of one of Cambridge's more troubled college masters.  This section has a distinctly casual tone and has previously been particularly attractive to student bloggers.

Fashion & Beauty Team

Are you an avid reader of Vogue, InStyle and i-D? Got an eye for the latest trends? Spotted some fashionistas at Fitz, or stylish students at Sidgwick whose fashion credentials deserve exposure? As a part of the fashion & beauty team, you will be responsible for contributing and sourcing weekly reviews and opinion pieces, but we'll also be looking for fun, recurring features which resonate with Cambridge students. You'll also be expected to coordinate regular photoshoots that are quirky, engaging, and do something different from the norm – this can be especially fun in Easter term.

Escape Team

You are at once a travel writer and a tour guide!  The section should provide direction on all forms of escape and distraction in Cambridge and beyond!  Being part of this team offers huge freedom to write on whatever subject and in whatever format you deem suitable.

Sex and Relationships Team

Want to share your favourite budget sex toys, or talk about dating in Cambridge? Interested in queer aesthetics or the intricacies of identity? The Sex and Relationships section is always a diverse and exciting part of the paper, and we're interested to see where you would like to take it. 

Social Media Team

In an online term, social media is vital for the paper. There is no point making high-quality content if no-one ever reads it. We are looking for people with the charisma and creativity to consistently draw attention, as well as innovative ideas that will help us reach our readers. If you can see yourself writing a Facebook post that reaches thousands, keeping our Twitter updated, and even developing our Instagram account, send an application our way!

Photography Team

Throughout our paper, we need high quality photographs to tie in with key news articles, Cambridge features, interviews and more. As a photographer, you would be responsible for covering emerging stories, and sourcing pictures for regular features from a range of sections. Whatever your interest – news, portraiture, food, nature, still life – if you’re a keen photographer, and want to see your pictures reach a wider audience, this is the role for you.


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