The Tab is looking for a Senior Features Writer to join our team and produce compelling, creative and insightful features. This person will publish quality stories that will attract a significant readership and play an important role in The Tab’s pursuit of becoming the most influential youth media brand in the UK.
The Tab is a news site covering student and youth culture with seven million monthly readers. We cover everything from Netflix to politics, plus the top university campuses across the UK. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind Entertainment Daily! and The Daily Mash. At The Tab, we put young people in charge; the average age is 25 and many employees lead their own team within three years.
You will join a team of 10 journalists in our London headquarters in Shoreditch. The role offers flexible home and office work and includes a pass to Second Home in Spitalfields, East London, which includes a rooftop terrace, free yoga, weekly Friday drinks and lots of dogs.
You will be an experienced feature writer who has 1-2 years in a reporting or feature writing role under your belt. You will have a proven track record of writing stories with a large readership. You will have an excellent sense of information, the ability to present a story from multiple angles, a willingness to tell the untold stories of young people, and the confidence to write an opinion piece with personality and flair. Our writers are the experts and you’ll show up to work with a bank of creative ideas.
You’ll cover stories that matter to 18-30 year olds; trending stories, longer features that require investigation, and you’ll have the opportunity to lead feature series, like The Tab’s Do Better campaign.
You will be a natural leader (experience in editing and mentoring other editorial teams is preferred) as you will be managing our social media manager, with the aim of leading a small team in the future.
You will write features like these:
Four Women, 15 Months: The Case Against Serial Student Rapist Charles Goodwin
How Cider became TikTok’s go-to brand, despite ‘cultural appropriation’ and ‘stolen’ designs
Beige Couches and Bloated Egos: What It Really Was Inside Molly-Mae’s PLT Show
Lots of promises were made after Sarah Everard’s death, but what really changed?
‘It’s in my Tinder bio’: Meet the women living with herpes and dispel the myths
‘I was not supported’: only one in 20 students would report their assault to their university
“I was like a caregiver”: the agonizing reality of growing up with an alcoholic parent
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– Writing three compelling features that are hilarious, original and stimulating on a daily basis
– Writing opinion articles on the news of the day
– Mentoring and management of the Social Media Manager of The Tab
– Develop human interest surveys and long reads
– Writing daily reports covering everything from politics to Netflix to TikTok
– Supervision of editorial campaigns such as The Tab’s Do Better campaign
– Work towards monthly pageview goals as set by the Editor-in-Chief
You must have:
– 1-2 years of experience in a feature or feature writing position, with some management experience preferred
– A 2.1 degree from a UK university
– Mastery of Photoshop
– An ambitious narrative spirit
– Proven experience in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks at once
– A demonstrable understanding of social media and trends
– A proven track record of publishing well-read stories
Pertaining to: Chief Editor
Salary: Depending on experience
Start date: as quickly as possible
Work from: London (flexible office work available)
– Young, sociable and ambitious team
– A mix of home and office work, and access to our Shoreditch coworking space
– MacBook Business
– Early arrivals on a Friday
– 25 public holidays per year
– 24/7 access to doctors via private WeCare app – for your physical or mental health
After one year in this position, you:
– Get your stories read and liked by over 10 million people
– Have proudly produced a catalog of in-depth features
– Have overseen at least one editorial campaign that makes a difference in the lives of young people
– Have demonstrated great leadership skills and will be considered for more team leading and editing responsibilities
Email Lydia Venn ([email protected]) with the following:
– Your resume, plus three reasons, with examples, explaining why you should get this job
– Three examples of your published features
– Three feature presentations relevant to your application day and how you would pull them off
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 14