Join Roar

Here at Roar, we’re always on the prowl for new talent. But it isn’t just enough to write. We want tenacious, dedicated and professional people who are dedicated to producing and delivering the very best work in student journalism.

Roar isn’t just a society or a pretty student newspaper. Our stories hold both the College and Student Union accountable to us, its students. Working for Roar involves hard work and dedication but the experience is one of the most rewarding you will ever find, with tips for the industry, brilliant friends and new-found skills – here at Roar, there is always something new on the agenda.

Rebekah Evans, Editor-in-chief 2017-2018

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If you would like to contribute pieces to Roar on an ad-hoc basis, simply drop editor@roarnews.co.uk an email!

 

News Team

Editors: Shrai Popat and William Nestor-Sherman

Contact us: news@roarnews.co.uk

We’re looking for enthusiastic news editors and reporters to join our team. It will be your responsibility to hunt out Kings’ best student stories and deliver them to your audience – your fellow students! Talking to sources, working with reporters and coming up with your own stories are all part and parcel of the deal here. Gossip, social media and university events will be your journalistic bread and butter and a keen eye for detail and accuracy is key. Here, here and here are some news stories we have done in the past.

Experience counts, but don’t be hesitant in joining! You’ll be offered training throughout the year to develop your skills, but what we value most in an editor is a team-player attitude, dedication and of course, the all important STORIES!

There will also be the opportunity, based on merit and performance for writers to become editors, so don’t hold back and show us what you’ve got!


How to Apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading “Application: News Reporter” and attach the following:

1)      A 200-word (max) news article that is focused on and relevant to the King’s community, or, if the story’s really cracking, more generally Higher Education in London.

2)      Three separate idea proposals for future articles, each proposal no more than 50 words. We ask for a minimum of one idea for an investigative piece, and the other ones can be features, vox pops, or other newsworthy article ideas.

 

Comment Team

Editors: Mathilde Betant-Rasmussen and Philippa Knipe

Contact us: comment@roarnews.co.uk

We’re looking for committed comment writers to contribute opinions to our team! As editors and writers it’s vital to understand the difference between opinionated ranting and comment. You’ll be looking for fiery diatribes, funny commentary, heated opinion and new voices from the King’s community.

There will also be the opportunity, based on merit and performance for writers to become editors, so don’t hold back and show us what you’ve got!


How to apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading “Application: Comment Writer” and attach the following:

1)      Three separate idea proposals for future comment articles, each proposal no more than 50 words. These ideas must be related to or focused on the King’s community.

2)      A 250 word example of your opinion-based work.

3) For prospective comment editors only: Edit this comment piece and attach it to your email. Come up with a title for the piece, correct any mistakes you can find and shorten it to a maximum of 400 words.

 

 

Culture Team: R-Rated

Editors: Nikhil Kanukuntla and Brigitte Zheng

Contact us: culture@roarnews.co.uk

At Roar we aim to entertain as well as inform. We want a culture section that is engaging and relevant to King’s students. If you keep a blog, or write on social media on culture, lifestyle or arts, then here’s an opportunity to have your writing reach thousands of clicks! There are vacancies for both editors and writersHerehere and here are some past King’s-focused ideas.


How to apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading “Application: <Role Name>”, for example, “Application: Culture Writer”. Attach the following:

1)      An article (600 words max) on the relevant area you are applying to, or a link/samples of your written work.

2)      A short cover letter on why you are an expert in writing on this area, and tell us what makes you passionate about it!

 

 

 

Lifestyle Team: Rakish

Editor: Zoya Afzal

Contact us: lifestyle@roarnews.co.uk

 

Always in the mood to create that artsy Instagram feed? Fanatical about all things fashion? Keen to write relevant, interesting and engaging content? You’ve come to the right place.

Roar is on the prowl for lifestyle writers who want to contribute articles to the section. Keeping up with the latest trends and what interests the student community is vital to a good story. And, as a student, you’re well placed to do so! Is Rakish Lifestyle taking your fancy? Apply!


How to apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading “Application: Lifestyle Writer”

1)     Three separate idea proposals for future lifestyle articles, each proposal no more than 50 words.

2)     An example of your work.

 

 

Sport Team

EditorPolly Mears

Email: sport@roarnews.co.uk

Fanatical about football? Crazy for cycling? Going ga-ga over gymnastics? How about coming to write for Roar?

We’re looking for passionate new writers to tell everyone at Kings’ about the amazing sports community we have. All you’ll need is a love for sport and a dedication to write well about it!

Have any new ideas? We want them!


How to apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading ‘Application: Sports Reporter’ and attach the following

1) An article (400 words max.) on sport! If you can, link it to King’s or more widely, London!

2) A short cover letter on why you are an expert in writing on this area, and what makes you passionate about it!

 

Multimedia Team: Photography and Videography

Editor: Cathy Wang

photography.roarnews@gmail.com

Pictures that grace the front of a news story are arguably more important than a well-crafted introduction in grabbing a reader’s attention. We want people to be ready to beautifully snap and shoot developing stories from council meetings to protests.


How to apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk, copy in photography.roarnews@gmail.com – attach between five and ten of your best hi-res pictures / a link to your best vids. Tell us why you want the role and why you’re best for it.

 

 

Print Designer

Editor: Siri Hedreen

We’re looking for a print designer to help layout our 20/24-page printed newspaper according to Roar’s style and quality. This is a big commitment and you will be working closely with Roar editorial staff in the week(s) running up to our print deadline dates. We are looking for someone enthusiastic about print design, typography, prepress production, with a strong attention to detail and an ability to visualise the final product during the design process. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is essential, and you must be skilled with InDesign and/or Photoshop.


How to Apply:  Show off your design skills by sending us your best work at editor@roarnews.co.uk! But remember, we’re a tabloid newspaper so we’re looking for people who can own that style.  There are stories from our website you can grab from, and our dimensions are 275mm x 370mm, with a 20mm border on all sides. Also please send a copy of your CV, and tell us why you’re perfect for the role.

 

 

Web & Graphics Designer

You will be responsible for producing flash animations and to edit the website platform. You will also be responsible for corresponding with reporters and editors about possible artwork – photos, charts, graphs, maps, diagrams. Experience with Adobe Illustrator and managing website content is a must.


How to Apply:  Send us a link to your work, or show us a website that you helped design! Also briefly tell us why you want this role, and please send a copy of your CV.

Please send your application to editor@roarnews.co.uk

 

 

Finance, Sales and Marketing

Do you count yourself as a savvy entrepreneur?  If you are interested in sales, finance and marketing, then joining our marketing team is a great opportunity for you to use your skills. Roar makes its money from sponsorships and advertising. As part of the role, you will be responsible for locating and engaging potential sponsors. You will also be exploring creative ways of generating revenue, such as sales or promotions, to help bolster our finances. 


How to Apply: Send an email to editor@roarnews.co.uk with the subject heading “Application: Marketing Team”.

  1.     Tell us why you think you’re perfect for this role.
  2.     Come up with some suggestions on how Roar can develop as a business.
  3.     And throw in your CV as well (please keep it to two pages or less).

 

 

I’m a first year and haven’t even started at King’s yet, can I apply?

Yes!

I’m on study abroad, can I apply?

Yes!

How can I learn more about getting involved?

Make sure to like our Facebook and Twitter pages to receive updates!

I’m an international student – my English isn’t brilliant, can I apply?

Yes – we’re more concerned whether our reporters / editors can find stories than whether they can write beautifully – though it is definitely an advantage. If you can pass your international language exams, your English will be good enough!

Can I apply to multiple sections?

Yes – but make sure that they are sections you are genuinely interested in and have time for.

Where is your office located?

Our office is on the 4th floor of the Macadam Building – right above Tutus!

I don’t want to miss the deadline! Can I be notified before the application closes?

We will post upcoming deadlines on our Facebook and Twitter page. If you would like to reach out to the editor now to mention you’re interested in applying, we’re just an email away!

I have other questions!

Then email editor@roarnews.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.