Want to get involved with The Sphinx?

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We’re always looking for writers for all sections of The Sphinx.

Signing up will allow you to become a Writer, Regular Contributor, Columnist, Correspondent or Editor.

Here’s how to get involved:

Step 1:

Sign up for a user account on The Sphinx website. This will let you comment on articles, and you will be set up as a contributor when you have completed step two.

Step 2

Become a member of the society – head to the Guild Reception (off University Square) or one of our meetings.

Membership is £5 for the year. Payment can be made on the Guild website at: www.liverpoolguild.org/groups/the-sphinx

Step 3:

Email editor@liverpoolstudentmedia.com with your username to confirm you have paid your membership. Only registered and paid members will have their normal account on The Sphinx website made into a contributors’ account.

Make sure you stay in the loop by singing up to editorial bulletins by clicking here.

Be sure to join our writers’ group on Facebook, where the majority or our communication takes place: The Sphinx writers’ group.

Step 4

Email our editors with your ideas – include as much detail as possible such as article content, word count, deadline and section. You may have a great idea for a regular column on food or politics.

If you want to write but need an idea, email them anyway – they will give you more information and direction. You can find our editors on the Meet the Team page

Once all that is done you’ll be a fully fledged contributing member of The Sphinx ready to write articles, attend section meetings and social events. Welcome to the team!

The Sphinx is a growing independent publication. This is really exciting, because it means we always need new team members to help us grow, and can offer great CV prospects in return for your hard work.

We recruit Editors from our existing writers: Assistant Editor positions become available in December for News, Music and Arts & Culture, and in February for all other sections.

Section Editors are appointed in April, for the coming academic year. Keep an eye on our Facebook group to see details about applications.

Our Committee team includes positions such as Business & Marketing Secretary, Social Media Secretary, Web Manager, Social Events Secretary and of course – Editor-in-chief. These positions are filled democratically each March or April. Again, details of how to run for a committee position can be found in our Facebook group.

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If you’d like to be a photographer for The Sphinx then get in touch:


Web designers, developers and administrators

We really need web savvy volunteers to help keep The Sphinx site not just ticking over, but being actively developed. We need people to make new sections of the site, maintain existing areas, upgrade the WordPress system that The Sphinx runs on, approve new contributors, moderate comments and so on. We don’t have time to train people, so ideal candidates will already have experience of helping to run websites, as well as skills in HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and Content Management Systems.

At each year’s Annual General Meeting, held in March, we will elect two Web Managers to our committee. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details, or email editor@liverpoolstudentmedia.comweb@liverpoolstudentmedia.com