Phantom Media

Newspaper: Content Designer

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To design the layout of The Phantom by the deadline set, and in a format that is ready for publication.
  • Work with the editorial team to ensure the design fits the themes of contributions
  • Ensure the design is of a high quality
  • Encourage students to contribute to the design of The Phantom – photographers, illustrators, etc
  • Attend all training, zone meetings, and E/AGMs
  • Ensure that content is designed for the promotion of all Phantom Media events and activities.

Time Commitment:

Varying throughout the year with an average of 10-15 hours an issue (six issues a year)

Responsible to:

VP (Activities), and Head of Newspaper

Ideal personal Qualities:

  • Great organisational skills
  • Driven and motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to balance multiple projects at once
  • Experienced in design


  • A unique opportunity to design The Phantom and support Phantom Radio and Phantom TV.
  • Gain skills in designing print
  • Opportunity to portfolio some of your ideas


  • Gain a wide range of practical skills that will make you more employable
  • Practical experience of being part of a team
  • Gain knowledge in designing material for print
  • Relevant training/on-going personal development
  • Qualify towards the Futures Award
  • Gain experience in community work

Beneficial Previous Experience:

  • Experience of editorial design
  • Experience in Adobe InDesign
  • Experience in producing content on various platforms.

Training and Support:

You will have access to a wide range of training by the Union including training conference and multiple skills-based workshops

Skills Gained:

  • Written Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • I.T.
  • Organisation / Planning

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