Content Team Semester 2 2022 Applications

WORONI IS LOOKING FOR CONTENT TEAM MEMBERS TO BECOME PART OF OUR PASSIONATE TEAM AT ANU STUDENT MEDIA IN SEMESTER 2 2022. THESE POSITIONS INCLUDE SUB-EDITORS AND ONLINE POSITIONS.

Submit your application at the bottom of this page!

CONTENT SUB-EDITORS (print)

The role of a Content Sub-Editor will be:

  • To source, and structural edit content for the magazine and online, as well as respond to relevant articles sent to write@woroni.com.au.
  • Oversee and curate a specific portfolio (E.g., Culture, Lifestyle, Science and Research)
  • Act as an essential liaison between potential contributors and the Content Editor.
  • Be a facilitator, empowering students to find their voice and express it, and guiding contributors to publish work they are proud of.
  • Attend meetings, Woroni events and social activities.
  • Contribute to the marketing and promoting of content.

Please be aware that this is primarily a sourcing role, not a creation role. It is expected that you will reach out to members within the ANU community to encourage them to send in work to the magazine.

Sub-Editors must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and work as part of a large team, including other Sub-Editors, Senior Sub-Editors, Columnists and the Content Editor. They will be expected to attend fortnightly meetings and a short training session at the beginning of the semester, as well as any other Woroni events and workshops.

As a Sub-Editor you will source and edit to a high standard between three and six articles per print cycle (depending on your section), which will be published in print and/or online. Sub-Editors 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.

Ideal candidates will be

  • an innovative and creative thinker
  • a fantastic communicator
  • a team player
  • a good planner
  • approachable

We are looking for students who are passionate about student voice, campus and the diversity of experiences at university.

Descriptions of portfolios that require Sub-Editors are listed below. Applicants will be asked which sections they would be interested in Sub-Editing and why, but should note that they are not guaranteed one of these portfolios. If you have interests outside of the sections below please feel free to mention that in your application.

Features Sub-Editor
The Features Sub-Editor will be tasked with sourcing articles that question, explore, and offer interesting insights into contemporary happenings. Articles will need to be well written and edited to a high standard, so this role is perfect for someone confident in their ability assist and empower someone in crafting and communicating a well-reasoned (and interesting!!) argument. Think features published in Vox, the Atlantic, or leading Australian Literary Journals such as Overland and Voiceworks. There is scope to expand the portfolio to provide a platform for students to communicate their research and case-study findings, whether from honours, postgraduate, or individual research-based classes. There is no shortage of this work happening around the ANU, so this role will require the Sub-Editor to tap in and encourage students to share.

Science and Research Sub-Editor
The Science and Research Sub-Editor will be responsible for sourcing work that is related to topics such as science, technology, innovation, and the environment. There is a wide scope here to grow the portfolio into a science communication-adjacent form, with a focus on up-and-coming research within science (as well as tech, data, ethics, and the related social and policy implications). The Sub-Editor is also highly encouraged to commission interested members of the wider ANU student body to submit pieces. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, able to distil complex information and ideas into accessible and easily understood forms. They will be highly knowledgeable about the different fields and debates within science and related spheres. Examples of work suitable for this portfolio include: Maths vs Skateboarding, Why Isn’t the Panda Extinct, and To Be Chosen.

 

Print Senior Sub-Editor
The Senior Sub-Editor will

    • Oversee and edit the portfolios of Sub-Editors writing and sourcing print content. The workload will vary depending on the magazine’s print cycle, with some weeks dedicated to sourcing content, and others dedicated to solely editing.
    • Work with the Content Editor and Sub-Editors to plan and manage Woroni’s non-news written content.
    • Assist in running discussions, trainings, and meetings. They will be required to take minutes at team meetings.
    • Assist with editing pieces that come through the write@woroni inbox.
    • Be involved with promoting content on social media (such as the Instagram).
    • Edit and write their own pieces.

All in all, they will be expected to create a collaborative and empowering environment for the Print Team, encouraging and guiding contributors and the Print Team to produce relevant and quality work.

They will need to be available for compulsory Weekly Team Meetings (held every Tuesday), and to attend any required training sessions. Senior Sub-Editors will be expected to spend about 10 hours per week editing articles, meeting/corresponding with the Content Editor and sourcing limited articles as needed.

Senior Sub-Editor must generally edit between 10 and 20 articles per print cycle, to be published in print and online. They will not be required to source regular content for the magazine but may be called upon to help source additional content for various sections if needed and should be comfortable doing so.

 

SATIRE (online)

When employed well, satire and humour can be used to grapple with reality, punch up at higher powers and engage readers with challenging ideas. The Satire Sub-Editor should write weekly content that brings a satirical edge to current issues and events – light-hearted content that is comical and relevant to the student body. Applicants will need to have an eye for the ironic, a keen sense of wit and the ability to write several pieces for both online and print publication often with strict time frames, and occasionally source externally. An ideal candidate will be able to work smoothly with contributors to polish submissions and be comfortable with varying forms of satire.

Please note we are also accepting applications for General Online Columnists who can delve into the Satire sphere. If you have concerns about meeting the above expectations, we encourage you to still apply and nominate ‘columnist’ as your preferred position.

 

Sub-Editors and the Online Team can expect to receive an honorarium based on their commitment to the role at the end of the Semester.

Applications have been EXTENDED until 5pm Wednesday 15th of June!! . Please send any questions to Karolina at woronicontenteditor@gmail.com

Interviews will be conducted between 5-15 June 2022. The role will commence immediately after the exam period.

Woroni is committed to diversity in hiring. It is important that our team reflects the diversity of the ANU community so that we can better tell stories about everyone at the ANU. As such, Woroni welcomes applications from students that are from a range of diverse backgrounds and identities. If you identify with a diverse background, feel free to let us know in your application.

Content Team Applications Semester 1, 2022