Write for LSMedia

Want to get involved with LSMedia?

News/Arts/Features/Sports/Fashion/Comment/Travel/Food & Drink/Politics/Science

We’re always looking for new writers for all sections of LSMedia.

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 LSMedia website. This will let you comment on articles, and 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: https://www.liverpoolguild.org/groups/liverpool-student-media/

Step 3

Make sure your settings are setup correctly – these will accompany your articles so you need to set these up before you write your first article.

Write a short third person biography about yourself (no more than 50 words) in the ‘Bio’ section of ‘your settings page‘. Whilst on your settings page you should also check that you appear as [first name] [second name] as opposed to the default which is your username.

Finally, you must set up an avatar. To do this you have three options…

Option 1: Go to http://en.gravatar.com/, create an account and upload a picture – making sure you use the same email address as your account here on LSMedia.

Option 2: Connect your LSMedia account to facebook –  To connect your accounts simply go to your settings page, click ‘connect to facebook’, and follow the instructions. A tutorial video of how to connect with facebook can be found on our help page.

Option 3: Connect with twitter – go to your settings page and click ‘connect with twitter’.

(By connecting with facebook or twitter you will also be able to login to LSMedia using your twitter/facebook account.)

Step 4:

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 LSMedia website made into a contributors’ account.

Make sure you stay in the loop by singing up to editorial bulletins by ‘clicking here‘. All our editors will send regular emails to let you know about ideas/changes/special features and anything else they think you need to know.

Step 5

Email the editors of a section you’d like to write for with your ideas – include as much detail as possible such as article content, word count, deadline and section.

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

If you want to become a Regular Contributor across the site, email editor@liverpoolstudentmedia.com. To become a Regular Contributor in a particular section, email the editor of that section.

If you want to write weekly, fortnightly or monthly on a particular subject, you should become a Columnist! Email the editor of the relevant section with your suggestion.

If you want to become a Correspondent for a particular activity, society or area of the site, email editor@liverpoolstudentmedia.com or the relevant section editor.

To become an Editor you will have normally been writing for the site already. We will regularly promote particular Editor positions that we have open, so keep working with us to be considered for those positions!

Once all that is done you’ll be a fully fledged contributing member of LSMedia ready to write and upload your own articles, attend section meetings and LSMedia socials, have fun!

We are also interested in…

Photographers

If you’d like to be a photographer for LSMedia then get in touch with Joe here:

photos@liverpoolstudentmedia.com

Web designers, developers and administrators

We really need web savvy volunteers to help keep the LSMedia 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 LSMedia 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.

If this interests you, email web@liverpoolstudentmedia.com