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Redbrick is always looking for new people for a wide selection of roles. Be it a photographer, writer, digital developer, editorial assistant, or editor. Anybody who is a student at the University of Birmingham can join, taking the opportunity to build a portfolio and enter the world of journalism through one of the country's leading student publications.

Joining Redbrick provides you with the chance to get your name on our website which receives over 20,000 unique visitors every month, and into print for a fortnightly newspaper with a distribution of 1,500. Many of the writers for Redbrick have gone on to excel in the world of journalism with alumni working at the Telegraph, Guardian, Times, and BBC.

In November 2011 Redbrick won the award for 'Website of the Year' in the Guardian Student Media Awards, and came runner-up in the same category in 2012. Thanks to Guild TV and their team for filming and editing this video for Redbrick.

Available Positions

Editorial Assistants

Do mistakes jump out of the page at you?

Maybe you're interested in editing and just can't choose any section in particular.

If you pay attention to detail and have an eye for design being an Editorial Assistant (EA) just might be the perfect way for you to be involved in Redbrick. You'll be working behind the scenes in the production of the newspaper,  checking for consistency in its design and content.

This role requires you to come to the Redbrick office to at least one of our two fortnightly EA sessions, which will be held every other week on Tuesday and Thursday, and help us catch any mistakes that might slip through before we go to print.

Whether or not you've had experience of proofing or editing before, if you like working as a team and want to be involved in the editing process of Redbrick then being an EA is the position for you.

If you'd like to apply for the position or find out more, email us at deputy@redbrick.me and let us know briefly about yourself and why you're interested.

Deadline Wednesday 8th October
Contact deputy@redbrick.me for more details and to apply.

Sci&Tech Editor

We are looking for another paper editor to join the team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed student to edit the Sci&Tech section in the newspaper. This position offers a lot of scope for those with ambition and drive, there are a lot of areas that can be covered in the Sci&Tech section, including gadgets, games and leading scientific breakthroughs.

Some of the responsibilities involve holding weekly meetings with a team of writers, promoting your content through social networks like Twitter and Facebook and liaising with Press Officers to find new stories.

Previous writing and editing experience is preferable but not essential, what's more important is a passion for all things Sci&Tech. We'll be able to show you the basics, all you need to bring along is dedication.

If you'd like to apply for the position or find out more, email us at technology@redbrick.me and let us know briefly about yourself and why you're interested.

No Deadline
Contact technology@redbrick.me for more details and to apply

Website Developers

Redbrick is embracing the digital age. In 2011 it won the Guardian Student Media Award for 'Website of the Year', and has continuously improved its website since then, boasting new features, including mobile and tablet friendly pages, and improved social media integration, to name a few. But Redbrick isn't stopping there.

The role of Digital Developer is brand new in 2013, and developers will take control of adding new features to the website, optimising it, and fixing issues and bugs. Perhaps even more exciting, Redbrick will be hosting developer 'hack afternoons' for the developer team, encouraging new ideas and projects that the team wouldn't usually be able to do within the standard Redbrick schedule.

We need developers from all backgrounds. The website runs off a Wordpress base, so is built with PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

No deadline
Interested? Email developer@redbrick.me with your name and level of experience

Photographers

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words and pictures are at the heart of Redbrick, both online and in print. Whether it's taking photographs of University sports matches, a fashion shoot or of a protest on campus, photographers always get to the centre of the action for all Redbrick's sections.

We are hoping this year to expand the use of photography in Redbrick by using online montages and sending photographers out on even more and varied assignments. All you need is a camera and loads of creative flair.

No deadline
Interested? Email editor@redbrick.me

Illustrators

There’s more to a newspaper than just words, and we’d love to see more custom artwork in Redbrick, so if you’ve got experience with vector art, you’re a pro with paints or a even if you’re keen sketch artist, get in touch!

You would work alongside section editors to create custom graphics to go both in the newspaper and to appear online alongside articles. It’s a great opportunity to get your work seen by thousands!

No deadline
Contact editor@redbrick.me for more details or to apply

Writers

At the core of Redbrick, are its writers. If you think you'd be able to write a killer review, live blog, a developing event, or articulate your ideas into a debate on the latest hot topic, Redbrick has the section for you. With 11 sections, there's something for everyone at Redbrick. If you'd like to know more, head down to any section meeting, the times can be found at www.redbrick.me/contact or email us on join@redbrick.me.

No deadline