Phantom Media

Head of Newspaper

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To be the official representative of The Phantom
  • Manage the workload of the sub-editors
  • To recruit and interview the rest of the Editorial Committee with the VP (Activities), if the roles are not filled in the first block of interviews
  • Sit on the Executive Committee of Phantom Media to represent The Phantom members, and chair the meeting when required
  • Liaise with the Head of Marketing to organise paid advertising to be published in The Phantom
  • Ensure articles are high quality and relevant to the readership
  • Encourage the wider student body to write for, and read, The Phantom
  • Ensure the publication is independent and all articles are well balanced without bias
  • Support the Editorial Committee in editing articles for the online magazine and the blog
  • To coordinate the marketing and publication of The Phantom with the Phantom Media Executive Committee, VP (Activities) and Activities Coordinator (Student-Led Services)
  • To suggest topics and provide material for articles for the blog and online magazine
  • To suggest themes for each online magazine issue
  • To suggest deadlines for submissions for and release of each online issue
  • To chair meetings where such decisions are made and confirm final and firm decisions
  • Attend all required training sessions, US meetings, Phantom Exec and E/AGMs
  • To liaise with Union of Students Activities Co-ordinator (Student-Led Services) in regards to finance, and technical needs of the newspaper
  • To work with the Union of Students to promote their Elections via The Phantom

Time Commitment:

Varying throughout the year. Ideally submitting a blog article monthly and two articles to the monthly online magazine (depending on number of submissions). Editing at least one blog article a week (depending on submissions) and at least one magazine article a month.

Responsible to:

VP (Activities) and The Phantom members.

Ideal personal Qualities:

  • Great organisational skills
  • Driven and motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to balance multiple projects at once
  • Editorial skills
  • Written skills
  • Leadership skills


  • A unique opportunity to lead the team that produces The Phantom.
  • Gain skills in writing and editing online publication
  • Oversee all written student media via Phantom Media


  • Gain a wide range of practical skills that will make you more employable
  • Practical experience of being part of a team and report writing
  • Gain knowledge in writing, editing and producing material for online publication
  • Relevant training/on-going personal development
  • Networking with other journalists
  • Qualify towards the Futures Award
  • Gain experience in community work

Beneficial Previous Experience:

  • Experience of writing
  • Experience in editing
  • Experience in leading a team

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
  • Delegation
  • Decision Making
  • People Management
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • I.T.
  • Organisation / Planning

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