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Join our Facebook contributors group here for commissions. We always welcome pitches and submissions for our website at editor@oxsci.org.

Submissions for our spotlight theme this term, ‘Life after coronavirus’, are now closed. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and contributors page, or click here to sign up to our mailing list, for the latest on how to get involved.

Also, please read through our Style Guide below before writing to the editors.

Design for us

To produce artwork for the website or next print edition, email editor@oxsci.org.

Join the OxSci team

Applications for the HT21 team are now open until 8pm on Monday 14th December.

No prior experience is necessary for any role! Complete the form for the relevant role by 8pm Monday 14th December, after which we will get in touch with you about the next stage of the application process.

✬ ✬ ✬ POSITIONS AVAILABLE ✬ ✬ ✬

– EDITOR-IN-CHIEF – the Editor-in-Chief oversees and manages all aspects of the Oxford Scientist, including the magazine, website, newsletter and social media. You will liaise with the rest of the editorial and managerial team, and have have the final say on all creative and editorial decisions. For the position of EiC, previous senior editorial or managerial experience (for example, as a creative director or print editor) is recommended; experience with WordPress or InDesign is appreciated but not required.

– SUB-EDITORS – Sub-editing is a great role for those starting out in student journalism, or for those with less time on their hands. As a sub-editor, you’ll be editing and potentially writing articles for the magazine and the website, working with writers to develop pitched pieces. We are looking for multiple sub-editors for a strong editorial team!

– PRINT/COMMENT/NEWS/WEB EDITORS – As section editors, you’ll be commissioning, editing, and sometimes writing the articles for our magazine and website. You’ll be working with writers to develop pitched pieces and edit submissions. The print editor oversees the editing process of the magazine until its publication, which includes coordination of our sub-editors and authors. Our comment editor commissions exciting opinion pieces, drawing on a diverse range of perspectives and producing more in-depth articles covering current affairs in science. The web editor manages the OxSci website. For senior editorial positions, previous editorial experience (for example as a sub-editor) is recommended; experience with WordPress is appreciated but not required.

– CREATIVE DIRECTOR – The main role of the Creative Director is to produce our termly magazine, through commissioning artwork, recruiting artists and helping to design the magazine themselves. Experience in any of Photoshop, InDesign or Affinity Publisher is appreciated but not required, as there’ll be the opportunity to develop these skills on the team.

– MARKETING DIRECTOR – The Marketing Director manages OxSci’s Facebook and Twitter, as well as our mailing list, keeping our followers informed and engaged about our writing and events. We’re committed to growing our digital presence at Oxford and beyond, so this role suits anyone with strong awareness and experience with social media.

– BUSINESS DIRECTOR – The business team of the Oxford Scientist is directly lead by our publishers, OSPL (Oxford Student Publications Limited), and responsible for advertising and selling subscriptions, for liaising with companies for advertising contracts and overall for finding ways of generating revenue for the publication. Any business experience is appreciated but at the same time this is a fantastic role to learn about the business side of publishing student journalism!

– SCHOOLS COORDINATOR – The Schools Coordinator oversees and organises our termly School’s Writing Competition. The competition is an incredible opportunity for school students in years 10-13 to write about off-curricular science, and often enter the competition in advance of applying for universities. Our competitions have broad themes, which allow the maximal number of applicants to discuss what most interests them. The role of Schools’ Competition Coordinator involves choosing future OxSci competition themes, selecting and working with a panel of judges, and liaising with students and schools who enter the competition. To start off, you will receive guidance by our previous school’s coordinator. It’s an extremely rewarding role and provides great experience to those interested in access, science communication, and education. Please apply!

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