Join the Team - Apply for Editor and Deputy Editor Vol.XXVIII

Applications are invited for positions on the editorial team of The University Observer for academic year 2021/2022.

Application Procedure:

Applicants interested in applying for the above position(s) must submit a cover letter, accompanied with current curriculum vitae a detailed proposal, outlining how the candidate intends to operate and manage the University Observer. Specific areas where the newspaper can be improved should be dealt with in some detail. 

Applications should be emailed as a PDF file to

Application Notes:

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 5.00pm, on May 1st, 2020.


The Position
We are seeking an Editor, with a good sense of what makes an interesting angle to a story, to juggle all the moving parts of publications. You will plan, coordinate, review and edit content. The successful candidate will be able to decide which ideas should be pursued and which should get dropped in order to meet quality and accuracy standards. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content.

Key Responsibilities
The Editor of the University Observer is responsible for all aspects of print and online media which include;


Deputy Editor

The Position

We are seeking a Deputy Editor who will work closely with the Editor to assist in sourcing, selecting, writing, commissioning and editing news stories and ensuring it is accurate, legally sound and published in a timely way.

The Deputy Editor will be involved in all matters concerning, the management, publication, content and distribution of print and online media. The Deputy Editor will be responsible for ensuring a regular stream of exclusive news, analysis and content, and will deputise for the Editor as required.

The position includes working alternate weekends and may include occasional unsocial hours.

Key Responsibilities

The University Observer is editorially independent from the UCD Students’ Union, as enshrined in the Unions’ constitution. 

Further enquiries should be directed to Doireann de Courcy Mac Donnell at .