Woroni is looking for News Reporters to join our exceptional news team at ANU Student Media in Semester One 2019. These positions include 4-6 reporters and two Senior Reporters to guide our new recruits and source articles.
The role of a News Reporter will be:
- To write and content for the magazine and online, by responding to current events and issues on campus.
- This can be overseeing a specific area of interest, or the role can encompass a wide array of topics and areas of university life. These areas can include: postgrad issues, ANU research, housing issues, low SES awareness, international students, ANUSA, clubs and societies, workplace issues, arts events, higher ed policies, university degree changes, funding changes.
- To be aware of events and issues on campus for potential publication – you are the eyes and ears of the student body!
Reporters must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and to work as part of a large team, including other reporters, senior reporters and editors. They will be expected to attend weekly meetings and training sessions at the beginning of the semester.
As a reporter you will be expected to write one article per week, which will be published in print and/or online. Reporters need to have a clear understanding of spelling, grammar and structure in writing, as there will be little oversight to your style of writing. Previous experience in publishing, editing or writing is an advantage, but by no means necessary. Ideal candidates will be a team player, a good planner but also good under pressure. Good communication skills are also essential as you will be conducting interviews face-to-face, on the phone and via email with varied stakeholders.
Reporters can expect to receive an honorarium based on their commitment to the role at the end of Semester.
Woroni is also looking for two Senior Reporters to join the team.
The role of a Senior Reporter will be:
- Working with the Reporters to plan and manage Woroni’s news content, including mentoring reporters and co-writing articles
- Editing and copy-editing articles written by the reporters
They will need to be available for compulsory weekly meetings, and to attend training sessions prior to the commencement of Semester One. Senior Reporters will be expected to spend just under 10 hours per week editing articles, meeting/corresponding with the news Editor and sourcing potential stories.
Each Senior Reporter must generally edit between 2-3 articles per week, to be published in print and/or online. Individuals interested in alternate mediums such as radio, video and experimental writing are encouraged to apply.
You will need to have a clear understanding of spelling, grammar and structure in writing. Previous experience in publishing, editing or writing is an advantage, but by no means necessary. Good communication skills are also essential as fluid communication between editors and reporters is a key role.
Senior Reporters can expect to receive an honoraria based on their commitment to the role at the end of Semester.