** THE MAYS XXV IS NOW HIRING **

Deadline: 15/02/2017

Since 1992, The Mays has published an annual selection of the best and most dynamic new writing and artwork from students at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford – it is perhaps best known for launching the writing career of Zadie Smith, with previous Guest Editors including Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Quentin Blake and Ted Hughes. This year is our 25th anniversary and we are looking for a talented team of students – from all disciplines – to help us create and celebrate this exciting edition. 

All applicants should send a CV and cover letter with some ideas that could be brought to the role. Please state in the subject line the role applied for and send applications to:

Sabhbh Curran (Cambridge) – mays-editor@varsity.co.uk

Grace Linden (Oxford) – mays-oxford@varsity.co.uk

 

CAMBRIDGE POSITIONS:

Designer

The chosen applicant will be responsible for the cover design of the print edition as well as events posters and social media posts throughout the year. They will also be responsible for creating a striking visual advert for the submissions stage. Please send a portfolio of past work as well as a few ideas for how you would put your stamp on The Mays XXV.

Website Designer

The website designer will be responsible for creating a sleek and accessible online profile for The Mays. Potential applicants must have experience with WordPress sites and CSS. Examples of previous work would be desirable.

Publicity Team

Applicants for the publicity team will play a crucial role in maintaining The Mays’ exposure and presence in Cambridge, particularly on our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. The team will also be responsible for contacting University news outlets – Varsity, TCS, CUTV etc. – as well as the various JCRs’, MCRs’ and Faculty mailing lists.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will be responsible for keeping an account of The Mays’ expenditure and income. Their role will entail ensuring that expenses forms are available to all team members, as well as contacting potential sponsors and patrons.

Events Team

The Events teams will be responsible for organising a Guest Editor announcement and a launch party event in their respective universities. The team will have a lot of creative freedom over the design and decor of the events, and will be expected to liaise with venues and performers for each event. In particular, we would like to collaborate with other societies, so any ties with literary or art societies are desirable, but not necessary.

We are also hoping to host a launch party in London. If you would like to be specifically involved with this event, please express your interest in your cover letter.

Submissions Committee

The Submissions Committee will be primarily responsible for assisting the Editor and Deputy Editor to read and select submissions for the anthology. Committee members will also be expected to help with arts administration – sending copies to literary agents, etc – and support the team by attending events and sharing The Mays’ posts on social media. Experience with editing or proofreading is desirable, but not necessary.

 

OXFORD POSITIONS:

Submissions Committee

The Submissions Committee will be primarily responsible for assisting the Editor and Deputy Editor to read and select submissions for the anthology. Committee members will also be expected to help with arts administration – sending copies to literary agents, etc – and support the team by attending events and sharing The Mays’ posts on social media. Experience with editing or proofreading is desirable, but not necessary.

Publicity Team

Applicants for the publicity team will play a crucial role in maintaining The Mays’ exposure and presence in Oxford, particularly on our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. The team will also be responsible for contacting University news outlets – Cherwell, OXSTU etc. – as well as the various JCRs’, MCRs’ and Faculty mailing lists.

Events Team

The Events teams will be responsible for organising a Guest Editor announcement and a launch party event in their respective universities. The team will have a lot of creative freedom over the design and decor of the events, and will be expected to liaise with venues and performers for each event. In particular, we would like to collaborate with other societies, so any ties with literary or art societies are desirable, but not necessary.

We are also hoping to host a launch party in London. If you would like to be specifically involved with this event, please express your interest in your cover letter.

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