Get Involved - UNMC IGNITE

IGNITE student media is run by a team of dedicated students across all schools and faculties in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) under the supervision of academic staff from the School of Modern Languages and Culture (SMLC).

The IGNITE image and brand of UNMC Student Media was first created and established by Ben Hunte and Eiman Mirghani on 12 November 2012.

We are constantly recruiting new writers, editors and photographers to join the IGNITE family and contribute to the official student media at UNMC. We focus mainly on events, projects and issues that involve the UNMC student and staff community.

We are mainly looking for (1) aspiring journalists who are invested in long-form, serious reporting and (2) those with a keen insight on creating fun, humorous and entertainment-oriented content. We are also looking for individuals who are interested in contributing to the advertising, public relations and technical aspects (i.e. working with WordPress) of IGNITE.

We are pleased to announce that IGNITE writers, photographers, advertising managers and public relations officers will be able to get NAA credit for their work beginning from the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students will have to submit their application to the NAA team before the 28th of April 2016 deadline, and publish 3 articles (or photos from three photography assignments) by the end of the semester, as well as submit a 500 word reflective essay, to receive 10 NAA credits.

 

We Are Hiring!

If you would like to be part of our Student Media Crew as a writer or photographer, or to contribute to IGNITE in other capacities,  contact us at editor@unmcignite.com.

We are still recruiting writers for for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are interested and deem yourself suitable for the position, submit 2-3 writing samples and a statement of interest to editor@unmcignite.com.

(Also contact us if you want us to cover a particular story, issue or event).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does being an IGNITE Writer involve?

A Writer is a regular member of the student media crew; they work closely with Editors and publish articles at least once every two weeks. The writer will receive perks such as Entry Passes, certificates at the end of the academic year to support his/her CV and a recommendation from the existing Editor-in-Chief. Writers will be expected to hone their writing, proofreading, editing, researching and interviewing skills.

Each Writer should primarily be based in one of IGNITE’s main sections: News, Opinion, Sports, Science & Tech, Lifestyle (Style, Travel, Food) or Arts (Performing Arts, Music, Literature). We expect Writers to take an active interest in the growth of the website and to take on the mantle in future years.

 

Why do we need photographers?

Student media isn’t just about the writing as we cover ongoing on-campus and off-campus events such as Nations Cup, International Cultural Night, Elections and more!
You will be working with experienced IGNITE Photographers as well other newly recruited photographers and be sent out for events along with a Writer or Editor.

 

How do I become a section editor?

1) Vacancy. If there is a vacancy, IGNITE will advertise via university email, on its website, social media pages and on-campus grounds. Interested students must submit at least 3 articles in the relevant section to editor@unmcignite.com.

2) Experience. Writers will be given priority when Editors are being recruited at the end of the academic year.

Interested candidates must demonstrate genuine interest and knowledge of the section as well as a good command of the English language. They must be timely, responsive and adhere to deadlines. As leaders of their teams, they must also lead by example and help foster the development of other student writers.

 

How do I become the Editor-in-Chief?

1) Become a committed member of the student media crew as a Writer or Editor.
2) Write consistently and work constantly to improve your journalistic skills.

 

Will training be provided?

Basic WordPress training will be provided for Editors. Writers and Photographers will be counseled by experienced IGNITE members. The rest is all learnt through experience.

 

Still have more burning questions? Contact us at editor@unmcignite.com.