Young People Wanted to Create Exiting New Magazine

Have you always wanted to write for a magazine? Or help design creative publications? Or perhaps sit on a board of managers to bring a project to life? Well, if the answer is ‘yes’, then this opportunity is for you…


Young Geographer II: The Arctic

We are currently looking for people aged 30 and under to contribute to the second edition of our highly successful Young Geographer magazine, which this year will be sponsored by the Scottish Government and will focus on the Arctic, its people, environment and future.

The aim of the project is to give young people a chance to learn and develop new skills and experiences, and offer them a platform to voice their generation’s opinions and concerns – a perspective that is not always heard.

To make this project happen, we are looking for between six and ten young people to sit on the editorial board of the Young Geographer II and deliver this project by April 2019 – by writing and commissioning articles, editing text, designing its layout, and then presenting it to influential stakeholders following publication.

As part of this opportunity, the RSGS will provide training in all aspects of producing a magazine and encourage the board of editors to direct the publication’s content and design. The RSGS will then arrange for the magazine to be distributed in hard-copy across the UK, to our policy, academic and political network; it will also be published in various places on-line.

The RSGS will challenge the editorial board to be ambitious with their vision and to make the publication as professional, informed and insightful as the RSGS quarterly magazine, The Geographer.

How to Get Involved

If you would like to apply for a position on the board of editors, please contact with some basic details about yourself and 150 words about why you would like to get involved with this project. Please include your age and your location in the former.

The deadline for this information is Friday 30th November. And, no, you don’t have to be a geography student to come on board – you just need to demonstrate your passion for communicating stories and issues relating to people, places and the wider planet!

Time Commitment

We expect that this project will require around 1 hour of work per week between January and April 2019. To put in an application for a board position, you must also be free to attend training workshops at the RSGS headquarters in Perth on the following dates:

Saturday 12th January 2019: 11:00 – 16:00

Saturday 23rd February 2019: 11:00 – 16:00


Travel expenses for training workshops will be covered by the RSGS.

Funding and Support

We would like to thank the Scottish Government and the Gannochy Trust for making The Young Geographer II possible. If you would like to make a donation to help us extend the project further, please contact our Development Manager, We would also like to thank Young Scot in helping promote and publicise this opportunity for young people across Scotland #YOYP2018.