Apply to join the 2017/18 Humanity Hallows Editorial Team

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Applications to join the 2017/18 Humanity Hallows Editorial and Freelance Contributor teams are now open.

Humanity Hallows is a platform run entirely by student volunteers with a passion for journalism and a passion for Manchester. It is honest, engaging and curious; it’s a trusted source of relevant student-centric news, views, creative work and information. Our content is tailored to our community of savvy student readers.

We are looking for writers, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers on an ongoing basis to help make Humanity Hallows an informed, inspiring, witty and opinionated collection of student voices and talents that make our city brilliant.

All Manchester Met students are able to apply and you don’t necessarily have to have worked for Humanity Hallows before—our only requirement is a demonstrable passion for journalism.

Working with Humanity Hallows is the ideal way for students to get that all important work experience while at university. We aim to provide a safe and supportive space in which student volunteers can be creative and have their voices heard, while boosting their confidence – and their CV – with skills in journalism, editing, publishing, social media, event management and much, much more.

Please keep in mind that successful applicants will be invited to a training day on 11th and 12th September, 2017.

Register as a Freelance Contributor here

Apply for an Editorial Team role here

Apply for a Social Media role here

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact

Current positions available are:


Head News Editor
Head Features Editor
Head Opinion Editor

Graphic Designers


Additional Section Editor positions:

Art Editors
Books Editors
Clubs Editors
Comedy Editors
Entertainment Editors
Fashion Editors
Food and Drinks
Games Editors
Lifestyle Editors
News Editors
Music Editors
Sport Editors
Theatre Editors
Travel Editors
Opinion Editors

Commissioned Opportunities:

Commissioned Writer
Commissioned Filmmaker
Commissioned Photographer

All Section Editors are expected to be committed and work diligently with the rest of team to ensure the online and print magazines are to a consistent high standard.

Section Editors are required to run bimonthly meetings for freelance contributors and editors to attend and pitch stories and plan workloads. They must act as mentors for their contributors and work to engage them in Humanity Hallows and help them to improve their writing and understanding of journalism.

Subeditors check the written text of the magazines and websites before it is published. They are responsible for ensuring the correct grammar, spelling, house style and tone of the published work. Subeditors are responsible for making sure that the copy is factually correct and that it suits the Humanity Hallows audience.

Online Editors are in charge of improving the design and audience of the website, alongside the Editor in Chief, and overseeing high quality social media output to ensure we reach a wide audience.

Commissioned Writers, Photographer and Filmmakers are invited to attend and cover particular events happening in and around the university. Many of these commissioned roles represent opportunities to be paid to write for Humanity Hallows. In addition to the following application, in order to be considered for our commissioned team, you must have submitted at least three freelance submissions to Humanity Hallows, including at least one example of reportage.

Overall, we ask that all members of the Humanity Hallows team work enthusiastically, collaboratively and passionately throughout the year to ensure their team members feel supported and part of a strong team.

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Natalie Carragher
Natalie Carragher

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