Accessibility statement

Become a student content creator

Do you enjoy writing, making videos and using social media? Would you like to gain work experience that's flexible and manageable alongside your studies?

We're looking for student content creators to create content about student life at York.

You'll be working with the Marketing team, helping us to create all kinds of content for different purposes - this could include writing blogs, making vlogs, photography, social media takeovers, and providing quotes for printed materials.

What we're looking for

We want students who are:

  • interested in helping prospective students by sharing their experience of living and studying in York
  • creative and good at generating ideas
  • skilled in producing written and/or video content
  • able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • reliable and able to manage their time effectively to meet deadlines
  • happy to test out new ideas and try new ways of doing things

What's involved?

We'll email you during the year with opportunities to create content about different aspects of student life. For example, we might be looking for two vlogs about Freshers' Week or five blogs about societies. You can then express your interest in different topics and organise the work around your studies. In 2021-2, students created 250+ pieces of content so there are lots of opportunities available throughout the year.

Check out our student blog and YouTube channel to get an idea of the kind of content you might produce.

You'll be paid £10.57 an hour (plus holiday pay) for creating content - you'll need to be registered as a casual worker on the University's Dashboard system. If you are not registered already, you can do this later before any content jobs are agreed upon.

If you have any questions, just drop us an email at

Applications to become a student content creator for 2022-3 have now closed. We'll be recruiting again in October 2023.