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Get involved with durham21

Writers
A website is nothing without content. We need a dedicated crew of journalists willing to chase up the latest breaking news, interview and pressurise prominent people in our community, write a preview of the newest theatre productions and concerts.

Whether you want to put a Durham slant on an international issue or just write a satirical column, durham21 is the place for you. You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge of computers to write for us, just ideas and enthusiasm. There’s a section for all styles of writing, investigative journalism, comments and opinion, going out, staying in or features. If you don’t think your article fits in any of those categories, we’ll make a category for you – it’s that simple!

Just contact any of our section editors to get involved. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable so don’t think you won’t be appreciated! The editorial team are all both writers and students like you so we understand the pressure of exams, deadlines and hard partying. As far as we’re concerned you are freelance journalists and you can contribute as much or as you like. We don’t mind if you want to take a break from writing for a few weeks and we know what it feels like to be an unloved journalist. We think you’re bloody great.

Email: stevie@durham21.co.uk

Marketing
We are looking for creative, out-going and highly personable students who want to get involved in the marketing and advertising of an overwhelmingly successful student website. We need people who are willing to take responsibility and use their own initiative in the marketing of durham21 within both their own college and the wider community. The successful candidates will be in charge of coordinating advertising campaigns, marketing drives and giving feedback in weekly meetings. As a member of the team you will be vital, and we will listen and act on your suggestions. It’s not just sellsellsell – it’s about strategising and sweet talking with a dash of blagging – and since we donate all our profits to charity it’s definitely worthwhile.

Say hello to : amy.annette@durham.ac.uk

Programming, Web Design and Graphic Design
The techie side of durham21 is the backbone of our website. As well as working on day to day problem solving, you’ll have the opportunity to try new ideas and concepts in an environment where creativity is actively encouraged. The tech team is the foundation stone of our website – would you like to be part of such an important and interesting strongest link? In return for all your efforts we do not offer you money (we donate all our profits to local charities), but we offer you the chance to utilise your skills in a fast-paced environment and for you to build up visibility for your work.

stevie@durham21.co.uk

Photographers
We are looking for talented photographers who would like to contribute their work to a new media environment. Contributions could either be tied in with news stories or run independently as a separate section. No previous knowledge of digital imaging is required. In return for all your efforts we do not offer you money, but we offer you the chance to utilise your skills in a fast-paced environment and for you to build up visibility for your work.

stevie@durham21.co.uk