Placement - Editorial Assistant for Diegesis Magazine 15h per week

Gain professional experience – Build your knowledge and confidence in the real world of work - Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.  

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.  

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks. 

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.  

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?  

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria: 

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University  
  • Studying towards their 2nd or 3rd year 
  • Have not taken part in the Micro –placement scheme June- July 2018   
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment  related to their studies  
  •  Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions

 If you are unsure if you meet the criteria above, please e-mail .  

To apply please complete the attached application form and attach it after you click the ‘Apply’ button of this advert.  Applicants who don’t complete the application form will not be considered for this post. You may apply for up to three roles part of this placement scheme. If you apply for more than three roles, we will only consider you application for the first three roles you have applied. 

The Editorial Assistant will support the planning and publication of the next print issue of Diegesis Magazine as well as supporting and maintaining the publication of articles at

In this role you will support senior editorial staff in all aspects of the administration, commissioning, planning and producing of Diegesis Magazine publications. 

You will need a great eye for detail, the ability to spot mistakes and strong time management skills, to ensure you meet set deadlines. 

This placement will help you to develop skills required to pursue a career in the publishing and editorial industry.  


  • Supporting editorial staff in all activities leading to publication 
  • Liaising with our film distributor contacts for review discs and circulate to student staff-writers 
  • Coordinate writing, editing and publishing deadlines 
  • Assist with editing where required 
  • Monitor the progress of staff writers’ meeting deadlines 
  • Liaising with writers, photographers, designers in line with the publishing process 
  • Deliver weekly progress reports to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief 
  • Manage the Diegesis email inbox
  • Support internal and external promotion 
  • Contribute to social networking activities and online profile 
  • Write for the magazine when/if required 
  • Assist with formatting the print issue  

This position will enable the successful student to: 

  • Obtain experience that can lead to a future role in publishing and editing 
  • Liaise with senior staff and external stakeholders on producing a unique student publication connected to the film industry   
  • Work in a leadership position with student staff-writers in a real-world environment 
  • Hone editing and writing skills 
  • Develop effective communication and organisational skills for the workplace 
  • Meet deadlines, present reports and offer research-informed suggestions for development where appropriate 

About You

You will need to show: 

  • A good level of knowledge and interest in film and television 
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and take initiative  
  • The ability to take direction from senior staff and work well with others 
  • A high standard of written and spoken English 
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to proofread 
  • Good IT and administrative skills, e.g. research skills, competence using Microsoft Word  
  • The ability to meet set deadlines and to manage your time effectively  
  • Good general knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter) and its use for promotional purposes 
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn InDesign for basic formatting and design 

Timings of the scheme

Please apply by midnight of Sunday 18 November. Interviews will take place between 28 November and 7 December.

You will need to be available to attend an onboarding (induction) for this placement on Wednesday 9 January, 2018, which will take place at Solent University.

Solent Futures can support you   

Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your application is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your application checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.    

Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 18/11/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Work Placement, 0-3 months, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.