Vacancies & Opportunities

Write for us! 

The Bubble is always looking for writers for all sections; a list of contact details under ‘About 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. 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:

Environment

Gaming

Music

History

Philosophy & Religion 

Sex, Love, & Gender

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

  • If the position is currently advertised, please follow the instruction on our social media.
  • Unsolicited applications welcome. If a position appeals to you that is not advertised as vacant, please email your CV and a brief motivational statement (max. 250 words) to editor@thebubble.org.uk.

Freelance Photography Positions

We admit photographers and amateur film-makers 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 photos according to a theme for a certain deadline.

As a Bubble photographer you will be a member of our Photography Team, which receives photo 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

  • If the position is currently advertised, please follow the instruction on our social media.
  • Unsolicited applications welcome. If a position appeals to you that is not advertised as vacant, please email a selection of representative samples of your work to photographyandmedia@thebubble.org.uk.