Join the Content Team in Semester 1 2022

Woroni is looking for Content Team members to become part of our passionate team at ANU Student Media in Semester One 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, edit and copy-edit content for the magazine and online, as well as respond to relevant articles sent to write@woroni.com.au.
  • Regularly contribute to both the magazine and online.
  • Oversee a specific portfolio, which corresponds to a section of the magazine.
  • 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. 

Sub-Editors must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and to work as part of a large team, including other Content Sub-Editors, Senior Content 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 between four and eight 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 approachable, a team player, a good planner and an innovative and creative thinker. We are looking for students who are passionate about student voice, campus and the diversity of experiences at university. Strong communication skills are also essential as fluid communication with contributors and other members of the content team are a must.

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

Comment Sub-Editor
Woroni is a platform for all students to voice their ideas and opinions, and this is particularly true of our Comment section. The Comment Sub-Editor should source articles that reflect the diverse opinions and ideas of ANU students. A discerning eye is required to distinguish between the offensive and the insightful. Articles should be engaging and relevant to the student body and current affairs.

Lifestyle Sub-Editor
The Lifestyle Sub-Editor will be responsible for sourcing pieces that inject life into the everyday, around campus and wider Canberra. There is great creative scope in this portfolio for a wide range of interesting pieces in a variety of forms, and the Sub-Editor will be expected to have their finger on the pulse of the student body. 

COLUMNIST and SATIRE (online)

The Online Columnists and Online Satirists will be required to produce interesting, relevant weekly content for the website, of approximately 500-800 words, so this position is ideal for regular contributors of Woroni. Shorter pieces for satire are also welcomed. While Columnists and Satirists are not limited by any one topic, applicants will need to be aware of campus happenings and student discussions, and have strong opinions that they’re not afraid to share. Quick-thinking and creativity is needed for the sections that cover a lot of ground. The ideal candidate for Satire will have a good sense of humour and appreciation for comedy and subversion.

Applications will close 5pm 10 December 2021. Please send any questions to contenteditor@woroni.com.au

Interviews will be conducted between 13-17 December 2021. The role will commence immediately in the new year (January).

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