Below are the nominees for the Woroni Semester 2 2020 Election. The only contested position is Radio Editor. Elections will be held from 9am Monday 18th May til 5pm Friday 22nd May. All students at the ANU are eligible to vote, and will receive a link via uni email on Monday.
I have been a part of Woroni for two years now, first having started a solo radio show in Semester 2 of 2018. I became a radio producer in Semester 2 of 2019, and since then I have worked diligently to improve the quality of my shows. Of the 7 shows I regularly produced in Semester 2 of 2019, five returned for Semester 1 2020, and of the 11 shows currently being broadcast remotely, five of them were previously produced by me. I am deeply invested in the livelihood of Woroni Radio and wish to see it grow well into the future. I believe I am well-placed to assume the role of Radio Editor based on my experience, not only within Woroni, but within other student organisations such as ANUSA. In my role as an O-Week coordinator I was able to organise many events on campus, and many of the aspects of that job – such as interviewing volunteers, safely storing expensive equipment, liaising with Vessel, attending weekly meetings and staying on top of business emails – have given me the skills I need to become the Radio Editor.
Hey! I’m Darcy Bembic and I’m running for the position of Radio Editor at Woroni as I’m a huge student radio buff and would relish the opportunity to lead the radio team. My previous role as a show producer and experience running my own shows has given me great experience for the role, and I would be a great, fun and sexy addition to the woroni team.
Josefine Ganko (Elected Unopposed)
After spending the last year in this position, I have more ideas for Woroni that I would love the chance to implement. These include shifting the focus of content to online by doing some restructuring of the content team. Further, I love working at Woroni and I feel that there is more I can do to ensure the longevity and continued success of the organisation. I also think that in these uncertain times, it would be beneficial to have some continuity in the leadership team.
Rachel Chopping (Elected Unopposed)
I’m currently a senior sub-editor in Woroni’s print team. I’ve loved this position but would also jump at the opportunity to move up to a spot on the board. After joining the team as satire sub-editor in 2019 and seeing the levels of effort, dedication and creativity that gets pumped into every issue, I’ve only wanted to participate more. I think my experience as both sub-editor and senior sub-editor will help inform any managerial decisions I’d need to make as Content Editor.
I also work part-time at the campus bookseller. We have a Woroni stand next to the door. It’s beyond satisfying to see a fresh stack of the magazine slowly vanish as staff and students take it home to read. Student voice has never been more important—as we’ve seen with the outcry surrounding Proctorio—and it’s thanks to consistent voices like Woroni that we’re heard. Online tailored content will be essential during this period so that’s an area I would plan to focus on. Emphasis on social media content that promotes TV, radio, written pieces and art will make up for what we may lose due to the campus restrictions.