Join The Team

Have you ever wanted to be first person to cover breaking news stories, or the one to put hard-hitting questions to celebrities and public figures? Do you want to develop your writing, editing or artistic skills? If so, the University Observer is the place for you.

As the biggest newspaper on campus, we rely on the students of UCD to be part of a large team of enthusiastic writers, photographers, reporters, illustrators, web developers and more. The efforts of this team guarantee we continue to produce a publication of the highest quality every issue of every volume.

To get involved, fill in your details on one of the signup sheets below:


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Section Editor Applications


The University Observer is looking for more section editors!

To apply, please contact with a short cover letter outlining reasons for applying and relevant experience, as well as a minimum of two (no more than five) relevant writing samples (links to online content are acceptable) from the University Observer or other publications. The subject line of your email should include the title of the position you are applying for.

Prior involvement with the University Observer is preferred, but not essential. You must be a registered student of University College Dublin to apply. We are accepting applications until Tuesday January 30th at 5pm. Some further positions may be advertised at a later date.

For details of open positions, please see below.


Online News Editor:
The Online News Editor will be responsible for working with the two broadsheet news editors in order to keep the website current with the latest campus news. They will both handle the print stories on the website, as well as assigning extra articles written specifically for online. They will be responsible for distributing content and editing it to appear on the website. The ideal candidates will have previous writing or editing experience for a student publication and a good knowledge of the various writing styles used in the University Observer, preferably in the area of news.


Eagarthóir Gaeilge:
Beidh an Eagarthóir Gaeilge freagrach as roghnú agus eagarthóireacht a dheanamh ar gach uile píosa Gaeilge sa University Observer. Tá gaeilge líofa riachtanach, chomh maith le scíleanna láidir cóip-eagarthóireacht. Ní mór d’iarrthóirí a bheith in ann samplaí scríbhneoireachta na Gaeilge a chur ar fail.


Arts & Literature Editor: 

The Arts and Literature Editor will be responsible for selecting and editing all literary content in OTwo, such as theatre, book reviews and interviews. They will also be responsible for creative writing content. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the arts, particularly in theatre and literature, and will have previous writing experience.