Join the Stepford Team

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We’ve been going for less than a month but we’re already looking to expand our editorial team.

You don’t need any experience with journalism, and you don’t have to be a student. We’re looking for young people from all over the country with unique and unusual voices.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join this thriving upstart, described by The Cambridge Student as “tremendously impressive” and by Brendan O’Neill as “Oh dear”.

To apply, or for more information, email [email protected]

In your application, please include one piece of your own writing along with answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be an editor of The Stepford Student?
  • What do you think of The Stepford Student so far? What have you liked? What do you think could be improved?
  • What would you bring to the team?

The deadline for applications is Thursday 16th April at 11:59pm.

If you want to get involved as a writer (or illustrator, filmmaker, social media guru or photographer) as ever feel free to email [email protected] - article submissions are always welcome.


  • Wee jinky Jimmy Johnson

    How is this going to work? You admit that you all have an image problem.

    “We’re perceived as being censorious, shallow, shrill, sanctimonious, and most damning of all, humourless.”

    And so to counter this perception-and it is a widespread perception-you landed on the ingenious strategy of hosting articles which not only conform these stereotype, but exceed them; take them to new undreamt of heights. This is probably because the list above failed to acknowlege your egregious lack of self-awareness, your self-obsession or your tendency to demand that the state/academic institutions and their agents provide redress for your grievances and all the while you’re striking radical anarchistic poses. So it’s only fair that we add hypocrisy to the list.

    You’ve really got a problem on your hands. You see anything you might possibly host which would start to dispel your current image would have to be spiked as X-phobic ,Y-ist, Z-shaming or conforming with patriarchal norms. Basically, you’re fucked.

    The only way you’re going to manage this is to weed out the undesirables. Ask any prospective contributors the following 4 questions:

    1) Do you consider Laurie Penny a serious thinker?
    2) Would you no platform Brendan O’Neill?
    3) Can your hear or read the phrase ‘safe space’ without rolling your eyes or wanting to spit?
    4) Should question 3 have begun with a trigger warning?

    Anybody answering yes to any of the above or even having to think about their answer should not be taken on.

    Simple. Glad to have helped.