CultNoise was founded in 2014 by College of Media and Publishing students Sami Clara and Sara Larkham, and in under a year has already become a force to be reckoned with.
It has over 200 writers and average monthly views exceeding 20,000 (demonstrating steady growth of 55.94% since October 2014. They are now looking to broader horizons.
Since they are a student-run magazine, this is an unpaid position. However, benefits include:
- Working from home and flexible working hours.
- A wealth of crucial experience.
- The ability to publish your own articles without needing to wait for them to be reviewed.
- Employment references should you apply for a job in the industry.
- A featured position on their ‘meet the team’ page.
- Copy-editors are also occasionally promoted to sub-editor positions, such as music editor and literary editor, when they have proven themselves when such positions become available.
- Possess an exceptional eye for detail, including typographical errors, factual errors, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and house style.
- Be self-motivated, possess great organisational skills, and be able to edit 2-3 articles per week.
- Possess some knowledge of photo manipulation, using your own software to manipulate images for use on the magazine.
- Have a keen interest in the 18-24 year old demographic.
- Possess the confidence to rewrite content, titles, headlines and engagements to a high standard where needed, without making drastic changes to the original article.
While full training will be provided in the form of a comprehensive welcome pack, they should have:
- Some knowledge of WordPress, including experience with uploading images, manipulating text, and including features such as quotes and embedded tweets.
See our proofreading and editing courses