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Student Publication Libel Checkers (2 positions)

Listed by LSE Students' Union


Application deadline: Tue 28 Jun 2022 23:59
You must be an LSE student during the 2022-2023 academic year. Undergraduates and postgraduate alike are encouraged to apply.


£11.05 plus holiday pay


Thursday 14th July


Who we are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.

Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  Like other Students' Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities on campus, including 200+ societies, 40+ sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives. 

About the job

Our libel checkers support our sector leading and award-winning Student Media groups and Societies to produce content which is high quality and within the law. You will check the student newspapers online and print articles to ensure there are no legal and reputation issues and with an ad-hoc approach support our societies who produce a range of magazines, blogs and journals. There is a broad spectrum of contentious and polarizing media matters that are covered by our groups so this job is sometimes fast paced, energising and empowering.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a professional individual who has a keen eye for detail and a strong knowledge of media law including libel and defamation. Having strong communication and interpersonal skills is important as you will support the Students Union to direct and sometimes negotiate with student leads on contentious issues and the editorial process. This role is perfect for a student looking to take on a professional opportunity to make change through empowering the student voice at the LSE whilst studying.

(* please note you are not able to hold a position on a student publication committee and be in this role due to the conflict of interests. If this is an issue please contact to discuss further)

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Benefits and Perks

In return for your passion and experience we offer:

  • Flexible Working Whilst You Study
  • We Pay London Living Wage
  • Development Opportunities Including Training
  • Linkedin Profile Engagement (if wanted)

How we recruit
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process by uploading two documents below.

Part 1 - Personal Statement: tell us about your suitability for the role and this will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for an interview. Please ensure your personal statement is no longer than 1 side of a4 and covers the person specification criteria. These criteria can be found in the Job Description, attached below.

Part 2 - Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form: personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting. Please ensure you upload it below, along with your statement.

LSESU will ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

For more information regarding the role, please read the full job description.

Please follow this link and follow the instructions to apply. 

Interviews will be held for this role on Thursday 14th of July. If you are unavailable for these dates, please let us know in the notes section of your application.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Sian Kincaide, Societies Manager –

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