Vacancies & Opportunities

Write for us!

The Bubble is always looking for writers for all sections; a list of contact details under ‘Contact Us‘ will direct you to the correct editor if you’re looking to publish your work. We cover everything from commenting on local, national and global affairs, to art, poetry and satire. For more inspiration and article ideas, join our Facebook contributor group. No experience is necessary, and you can contribute as much or as little as you like.

We also offer the opportunity to have a regular column. This can cover any topic and can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or whatever pattern suits you. Email columns@thebubble.org.uk with a proposal for a column or any questions.

Editorial positions 

A couple of times a year The Bubble recruits new members to fill editorial and media vacancies. This typically occurs around the start of the new academic year. They will be displayed here and we will publicise them on our social media accounts.

Different sections offer different perks – our popular review sections, such as Drama and Music, can offer you free tickets to productions and venues in order to review for us. Previous editors have landed work experience and internships at the BBC, The Guardian, Sky News, and Penguin Random House.

Our current editorial vacancies are:

Art & Photography
Causes
Creative
Environment
Fashion & Beauty
Film
Food
Gaming
Philosophy & Religion
Satire
Science & Technology
Sex, Love, & Gender
Sport
Student Life
Television
Travel

What the job entails

  • Publishing one article in your section per week.
How you do this is up to you – you can either write yourself (alongside any co-editors) or source content from the student community by sending out regular content calls.
  • Advertising for the section.

This is an essential practice if you decide to source your content from the student community!

  • Making an impact! 

If you are a passionate and proactive individual who has a vision and a plan, you can contact your General Editor to turn your ideas into a project. In the past, our editors have produced some brilliant events for the whole student community, such as Durham’s first ever Student Question Time by our UK Politics section.

How to apply

  • To apply, please email your CV and a brief motivational statement (max. 250 words) to editor@thebubble.org.uk.
  • Unsolicited applications welcome. If a position appeals to you that is not currently advertised as vacant, please do feel free to send in an application to the above email address.

Creative positions

If editing and writing isn’t for you, then we also have a range of creative positions that will be advertised throughout the year.

Our current creative vacancies are:

Web Editor
Photography & Media Head
Illustration Head

What the job entails

Web Editor 

  • Designing and implementing changes to The Bubble‘s website;
  • Resolving any technical issues;
  • Overseeing the webmaster’s email address and responding to any queries accordingly.

Photography & Media Head 

  • Leading a team of freelance photographers;
  • Creating and leading a Facebook contributor group for those wishing to take photographs for articles at The Bubble;
  • Liaising with editors who publish content calls for photographs.

Illustration Head

  • Leading a team of freelance illustrators;
  • Creating and leading a Facebook contributor group for those wishing to design and create images for articles at The Bubble;
  • Liaising with editors who publish content calls for illustrations.

How to apply

  • To apply, please email your CV, a brief motivational statement (max. 250 words), and an example of your work to editor@thebubble.org.uk.

Freelance photography and illustration positions

We admit photographers and illustrators on a rolling basis.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work, and The Bubble is very serious about proper accreditation. A dedicated website where you can browse our previous photographers’ work and usage in article can be found here.

What the job entails

  • Taking photographs and designing illustrations according to a theme for a certain deadline.

As a Bubble photographer or illustrator, you will be a member of either our photography or illustration groups which receive image requests to supply for articles. All deadlines are decided by timetabling and availability. Our editors are aware that a time-frame of a few days warning minimum must be given.

  • Uploading any previous work you would like to showcase to our Bubble Photography archive for authors to browse.

How to apply

  • To apply, please email a brief motivational statement (max. 250 words), and an example of your work to editor@thebubble.org.uk.
  • Unsolicited applications welcomeIf you have a creative talent that you think you could bring to The Bubble, then please do email the above email address. We’d be happy to discuss your ideas and how you could contribute to our magazine.

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