Passionate about protons? Enthusiastic about enzymes? Zealous about zirconium?
If so, we want to hear from you! Bang! is looking for keen, motivated individuals who want to communicate their love of science to members of Oxford University and beyond.
There are a plethora of positions available within the team:
The Chief Editors are responsible for the overall running of Bang!. They oversee the creative, editorial, business, web and publicity teams, and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
In charge of overseeing the production of the magazine and putting it together for printing. Supports the Creative Directors and Sub-Editors and co-ordinates magazine content. Can be either of creative or editorial background.
Manages the overall running of the website, supporting our team of blog and news writers, and liaising with the web team.
Ensures a regular output of news articles on the website by co-ordinating the news writing team, and prepares news pieces for the magazine.
The sub-editors edit the articles that are published in Bang!. They work with the writers to prepare perfect, polished pieces that are ready for print.
The creative directors lead the creative team, and are responsible for everything artistic and design-related. There are typically two Creative Directors – one focusing on art, the other on layout.
The artists produce the wonderful illustrations that give Bang! its visual identity. They work with the creative directors to come up with attractive and relevant artwork for each article.
The web team construct and manage the website, ensuring it is always updated with Bang!’s latest content.
Business and Marketing
The Business Director leads the business and marketing teams. They are in charge of advertising, subscriptions and funding.
Events and Publicity Director
Liaises with other scientific societies within the university to publicise and organise speaker events. Manages the publicity team, promoting Bang! both within and outside of the university, and co-ordinates the distribution of the magazine.
The business team is responsible for negotiating advertising deals for the magazine. Like any publication, Bang! costs money to print, so our business team play a vitally important role!
The publicity team promotes Bang! by organizing events and producing publicity materials. They are also responsible for the distribution of the magazine to science departments.
Writing and Podcast
Where would a magazine be without articles? The writers produce pieces for the magazine typically ranging from 300 to 1200 words. We are also always looking for people to write content for the website – news stories, opinion pieces, blogs and features.
Magazine writers are not required to submit an application form. Instead, they submit roughly 100 word abstracts summarising each of their article ideas. These are then reviewed and commissioned by the editors. Click here for some sample abstracts.
The blog writers produce regular content for the website, writing engaging, topical, sometimes opinionated pieces ranging from 300 to 1200 words.
News writers receive the latest scientific press releases and produce a fast stream of short news pieces to keep our readership informed about developments in the scientific community.