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Label Committee Applications

Applications are now closed for the 2020-21 Label Committee.


There are 9 roles available, and you’ll be working with the wonderful Emily Jackson, the new Label Editor!

“Label is a wonderful part of LSU Media. Joining Label allows you to develop and enhance your journalistic skills as well as making friends along the way!”Emily Jackson, Label Editor 2020-21

The deadline to apply is the 22nd June 2020, and you can find out more about each of the individual roles available this year through the links below.

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Assistant Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Editor in maintaining Label. For example, making sure the article-posting sheet is up to date.
  • Manage and update Label’s social media presence.
  • Take committee meeting minutes.
  • Organise Label committee and volunteer socials.
  • Be confident, organised and reliable.
  • An approachable person for members of committee to feel comfortable with.

 

Opportunities:

  • Develop knowledge of the journalism industry.
  • Gain knowledge of every aspect of how a magazine runs.
  • Steer the direction of the Label brand.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • Team leadership skills
  • Supervisory skills beneficial
  • Good journalism skills

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during busy periods such as Exec Elections and Freshers’

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Head of Design
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design of Label’s articles
  • Manage the creation of posters to advertise Label
  • Correspond with editors to see what articles are coming in the next 3-4 weeks
  • Liaise with the LSU Media Head of Marketing & Design to provide training for Label Design volunteers
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Chance to work creatively outside of your degree.
  • Have your work and creativity published, which can be shown in a design portfolio.
  • A great addition to a CV.
  • Learning how to manage a team and gaining time management skills.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • A knowledge of InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Experience designing for Label magazine, in order to know the process and time frames.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor.

Assistant Head of Design
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the head of design by assisting with posters, creating pieces of artwork and maintaining the design of Label
  • Posting briefs to the Label design volunteers page
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Chance to work creatively outside of your degree.
  • Have your work and creativity published, which can be shown in a design portfolio.
  • A great addition to a CV.
  • Learning how to manage a team and gaining time management skills.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • A knowledge of InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Experience designing for Label magazine, in order to know the process and time frames.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor.

Culture Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers
  • Alongside the Editor, contact literary and art events to attend and review, to promote to students
  • Have a good knowledge on literature and arts to know what is trending and up and coming
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.
  • A chance to expand on creativity and push your section in new and different directions.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in different aspects of culture as it is a varied section.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Entertainment Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers on events which have occurred across campus and globally in that month
  • Alongside the Editor, contact events in and around Loughborough to review or promote.
  • Have a sound knowledge in different types of entertainment from celebrity gossip, to cinema and TV
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.
  • A chance to expand on creativity and push your section in new and different directions.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in different aspects of entertainment as it is a varied section.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Features Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post imaginative briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers which are topical and informative for readers
  • Understand Features at Label (to focus on the personal experience)
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.
  • A chance to expand on creativity and push your section in new and different directions.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in different aspects of features as it is a varied section.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Music Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers on popular musicians, new album/singles and who to watch in that month
  • Alongside the Editor, contact music events to attend and review
  • Be reliable, confident and approachable with committee members and volunteers
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.
  • A chance to expand on creativity and push your section in new and different directions.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in different aspects of entertainment as it is a varied section.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

News Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers based on the newsworthy stories from that month
  • Alongside the Editor, decide what is breaking news and devise a way in which to quickly get out a news story by one of our committee or volunteers
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.
  • A chance to expand on creativity and push your section in new and different directions.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in different aspects of news as it is a varied section.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Sports Editor
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and post briefs on a monthly basis for Label volunteers
  • Alongside the Editor, liaise with AU Exec, IMS Exec, LSUTV and Lens, to create match-day or event articles
  • Promote the sporting achievements of Loughborough students through articles, alongside presenting achievements of UK and global sport.
  • Attend committee meetings

 

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to manage a group and work within in a team.
  • Have work published in print and online.
  • The chance to have a first hand insight into the world of sport journalism and broadcast.
  • To work closely with other media sections and gain a greater understanding of other media outlets and the running of the Students Union.

 

Useful previous experience:

  • An interest in Sport/Loughborough Sport.
  • An interest and skill in writing and editing.
  • To have written for Label Magazine/another publication/personal blog etc.

 

Average time commitment:

  • Around 10 hours per week plus additional time in the run up to each of the special editions.
  • Additional time during Exec Elections and large sports events such as D-Day.

 

Responsible to: Media Chair, Label Editor

Application Deadline: 22nd June 2020

To apply: fill out the this form.

For more information, contact the Label Editor: labeleditor@lsu.co.uk

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