Student Content Creators (SCC)
The Student Life team currently employs around 30 students to create written, video and social media content for the Student Life online magazine and social media accounts. The Student Content Creators are a team of budding creatives who write articles or make short videos about their experiences at university, giving their perspectives on the issues that affect them as students and covering a wide variety of topics.
Guided by the Web and Social Media Graduate Assistant and Student Life Editors, the team contribute content on a range of topics including starting university, study tips, getting on with housemates and post-uni career/further education options.
Students working with us are given plenty of support and guidance to help them improve the content they produce and enhance their skills.
The aim is to create content that will be both helpful and interesting to current students, supporting them them through their time at university, whilst giving students a voice to share their thoughts and feelings at university through videos and articles.
The core team is split into two groups with each coordinated by a student Editor. Each group is expected to submit content alternately every two weeks during term time.
The freelance team do not have any set commitment and can respond to content requests at their discretion or pitch ideas to the team.
All SCCs are able to respond to requests and callouts to get involved in extra opportunities. This could involve being part of a video project, doing voice over work, producing social media content and graphics or attending an event on behalf of Student Life.
Submitting a trial article or video
If you are interested in working with us as a Student Content Creator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a piece of trial content that you would like to see on Student Life. This would need to be either a 500-word article or a 2 minute video about a topic that you are interested in. Please submit either a written article OR a short video.
You can look at the Student Life site for inspiration, although we are looking to publish more ‘magazine’ style topical content, alongside our standard tips and advice, so we are definitely open to new ideas and approaches.
When producing your trial piece of content (and any subsequent content for us), you should avoid repeating yourself (or waffling!), making claims that you don’t know are true, exaggerating, discussing inappropriate topics (e.g. drug/alcohol abuse) or plagiarising the work of others.
Please note that, as this is a paid role, if you are successful in your application, you will be expected to contribute articles or videos every couple of weeks (during term time).