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Please note, applications for Radio Shows closed at 6pm, 31st July 2020
It’s that wonderful time of the year again when YOU get to apply for your own radio show here at Woroni!
We are looking for new and returning shows to produce interesting, informative, fun and relevant radio content! You don’t need any radio or presenting experience to apply, all training is provided by our lovely producers. We can also provide you with resources to develop your show writing, podcasting or technical skills.
Your show will either be 30 or 60 minutes in duration, you can have multiple presenters and guests, can play music, have a talk show, do a DJ set or all of the above! Nothing is too strange to talk about on radio (as many of us have discovered), just make sure you can adhere to Woroni’s policies and be respectful. We are committed to providing a platform for ANU’s diverse voices, so no matter your show pitch, we will welcome it with open arms.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently limited to 3 people in the radio studio, hopefully as restrictions lighten up we can welcome more people into the space. Until then we are happy to workshop ways to get your multi-host-shows up and running!
Applications close at 6:00pm Friday 31st July 2020
If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: PLEASE be contactable via email or phone for updates about your application and your show time-slot
Apply for a show here!
Please note that applications for this position closed on Monday 20th July 6pm.
Woroni Radio is looking for two new producers (sub-editors) to join our ranks! We’re passionate about supporting student voices and need your help to continue to do so.
What Does A Producer Do?
Producers play a vital role in maintaining and improving the quality of Woroni Radio by providing moral and technical support to presenters over the course of the semester. Producers will be responsible for providing assistance to presenters in their allocated time slot by helping them to develop their show ideas and hone their radio skills. Producers will also be expected to get to know the presenters in their interest area over the semester and seek out opportunities for them.
Common interest areas are:
Music – assists music shows to improve their content and seeks out relevant opportunities for presenters, e.g. booking interviews with/live performances by musicians, promoting DJ opportunities, etc.
Talk – assists talk shows to improve their content and seeks out relevant opportunities for presenters, e.g. emceeing opportunities, booking interviews, etc.
Arts & Culture – assists arts & culture shows to improve their content and seeks out relevant opportunities for presenters, e.g. cross-platform promotion
Sport – assists sports shows to improve their content and seeks out relevant opportunities for presenters, e.g. arranging for presenters to provide sports commentary
Producers will attend regular Production Team meetings with the Content Manager and Radio Editor to communicate updates regarding their shows and complete training sessions to further develop their skills. They are also required to regularly upload recorded shows to the Woroni website.
No past experience is required as long as you are keen to learn and passionate about helping our presenters create quality radio content!
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
Planning and organisational skills
This role is approximately 10 hours per week and the successful candidate will receive honoraria based on their commitment to the role at the end of Semester Two.
Applications will close at 6pm on Monday 20 July 2020. Interviews will be conducted from Monday 20 July to Wednesday 22 July, times allowing.
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.
Apply for radio producer here!
Woroni has a proud history of being the ANU’s student media outlet since 1950. This organisation, now in its late sixties, has constantly succeeded in its goal of promoting open public dialogue and debate in the university community. We produce interesting, entertaining, informative, recognised and regular content, as per the goals enshrined in the association’s constitution. The diversity of opinions, stories and authors published within the pages of the paper has grown and changed to reflect that of the student body and the changing times and makeup of Australia. Social values, accepted norms and cultural understandings have moved forward in over half a century and likewise Woroni today is not what it was, it is a product of its time to be viewed as context for the fabric of student society. But we cannot stagnate and hold on to tradition for the sake of tradition alone, nor is the continuing development a bad thing. And so, we are moving forward, but don’t fear ANU Students – we’ll still be your Woroni who you know and love. So we’re moving! Not just to a new office; at the beginning of next year our print publication will become a monthly magazine. All of the things you love about the content we produce, the art we showcase and the stories we share will be the same, they will just be printed on different paper. We will still work to discover and develop the creative talents of students at the University in journalism and the media arts, even without a dedicated degree in journalism at the ANU. We will still provide events, professional development and a platform for your voices, we are just going to be doing it better. We’ll have more time to work with you on your pieces, more ability to showcase your art, news delivered to you faster, and more capacity to support you when you work with the organisation.
Jobs and Growth
And Woroni remains a growing organisation. With the addition of Woroni Radio in 2012, and Woroni TV in 2017 ANU Student Media remains the only successful multi-platform, independent student media organisation in Australia. Woroni maintains a team of 70 regularly engaged volunteers across our platforms, nearly 100 radio presenters and literally thousands of contributors to the paper.
Print is Dead. Long Live Print.
The newspaper has been the cornerstone of the organisation since its inception, and an icon for many generations of ANU students. Nonetheless, the media landscape is now changing and evolving to reflect the interests of the community and adapt to new ways in which people interact with news and media. Across the country, newspapers have edited their production processes and formats to respond to these changes. Student publications too have responded by transforming their printed format from the tabloid newspapers to producing magazines and emphasising creative content, leaving Woroni as one of the last student newspapers in Australia. We should take pride in what the newspaper has achieved and how far it has come. We should take pride as ANU students that our student media organisation has for almost 70 years reported on, and held accountable the university, the government, and student groups for their actions. News reporting is an integral part of what we do, and it’s not going away any time soon. But to continue bringing you effective reporting, we need to ensure our news is timely. To this end, we are going to enhance our news platform by focussing on online news.
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Woroni is more than just a news-paper or the content that is created, it documents the evolution of the Australian National University from its inception in the early 1950s to the leading university in Australia and ranked in the top 20 in the World. The oldest Woroni in the Trove online at the National Library of Australia is from June 14, 1950, only six pages long, and under the masthead, “Journal of the Canberra University College Students Club.” By 1961 under a new masthead reads “The newspaper of the ANU Students Association,” and thus Woroni was incorporated into ANUSA until 2011 when it became fully independent. Independence has been a process of figuring out where Woroni’s place is as the student newspaper, how we engage with students and has resulted in the multimedia platform we have today.
Moving Woroni Forward
With growth and change comes challenges, and structures and practices must be revisited. Woroni has gone from an eight-page paper disseminated before the internet, to a major fortnightly publication focussed on amplifying student voices. We are going to create timeless publications, with greater relevance for longer. Which won’t yellow and age in only a year. Which won’t be known for the events of the time, but instead will give a snapshot of the student body’s thoughts, values and challenges being faced. We won’t shy away from controversy. We won’t hesitate to draw the line. And we won’t be going away any time soon. But we will be moving with the times. And we will still at our heart be Australian National University Student Media.
Respect Your Elders
I’ll end by giving thanks to the thousands of writers, editors, artists, designers, contributors and, most importantly, students who have been part of the creation of hundreds of newspapers over the years. We commit to continuing the legacy of print as we move into the next chapter of Woroni’s history.
Woroni is looking for some fresh minds to help integrate the Print, Radio and Television platforms in Semester two 2018!
Woroni exists so students can cut their teeth in creativity, media, and journalistic expression. We produce content that is interesting, informative, accurate and relevant, and we provide students with opportunities to develop multimedia skills in journalism, design, writing, television, and radio.
If this sounds appealing to you, then keep reading!
We will be recruiting throughout the winter break. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, including some new positions. You don’t need to have prior experience – just be a team player and be willing to get involved and learn new skills.
We’ve compiled a list of all available positions below. Call it a “Woroni 101 Guide”, if you will. We’ll be listing every position, big or small, as they become available. Positions will be listed under the name of the relevant editor whom they will be responsible to. Please have a read through and see if anything takes your fancy. And don’t hold back, you can apply for more than one position!
The Editor-in-Chief is the spokesperson for ANUSM and responsible for overseeing and assisting the other Editors, as well as ensuring that the objects of the Association are upheld. The EIC is also responsible for organising events and workshops, managing employees, chairing meetings, dealing with conflicts and complaints, and assisting wherever needed. If you have any questions about anything Woroni-related, then flick Mia an email at email@example.com.
The distributor is responsible for picking up the newspaper from the printer fortnightly, distributing it to Woroni stands across campus and keeping these stands topped up throughout the print cycle. They must have a car and an ABN, and will be paid for their time.
For more information about the role, click here.
Applications will close on Friday 20 July at 11.59pm.
The Deputy Editor-in-Chief is responsible for creating and maintaining minutes, policy, procedure and records, as well as interpreting the Constitution. The Deputy EIC works closely with the Social Media, Instagram and Events Sub-Editors, managing Woroni’s online presence and administrative organisation. If you have any questions, you can contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of Photography at ANUSM is to capture moments of student university life. In the past, Woroni Photographers have attended both formal and casual events, both on and off campus. For Semester two, photography sub-editors can expect to attend at least one ball. This year, photographers have also been involved in providing images to accompany News and Content stories, as well as publishing photo stories in the Woroni paper.
Photography Sub Editors are expected to have some experience in photography. After Photography Sub-Editors take photos at events they are required to edit and upload albums to Facebook with the Woroni Watermark.
Applications are open now and close on 13 July 2018. You can find more information and application details here.
The Managing Editor is responsible for creating and maintaining the books and financial records of the Association and managing ANUSM’s business relationships, as well as preparing, managing and regularly reporting on the budget. You can reach Jonathan at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team of management Sub-Editors are the energetic and driven individuals that assist with the day to day functions of Woroni. They work to create partnerships with other businesses, organise advertising across the ANU Student Media’s platforms, undertake market research and strategic planning, maintain social media platforms and manage the ANUSM website.
Applications are now open for a new Social Media Sub-Editor, Instagram Sub-Editor and Events Management Sub-Editor to join the rest of the team. You can find more information, full role descriptions and application details by clicking this link.
Applications are open now and close on 13 July 2018.
The Art Editor is responsible for the design and layout of, and the curation of art for the fortnightly newspaper, as well as the graphics and branding that Woroni uses in its online and on-campus presence. They manage and work closely with a team of art sub-editors. Sophie can answer any questions about contributing art for the newspaper or getting involved; you can contact her at email@example.com or the entire Art Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Sub-Editors are responsible for laying out a quota of pages for each print edition. In example, they will be given additional responsibilities, including creating social media graphics, designing branding for Woroni Radio and TV, producing art for the newspaper or assisting the Art Editor in managing the logistics of the Art portfolio.
Applications are now open for Design Sub-Editor, Graphics Sub-Editor, Art Admin Sub-Editor, Senior Graphics Sub-Editor and Senior Design Sub-Editor. For more information about each of the roles, click here.
The TV Editor is primarily responsible for continuing the growth of Woroni TV. The purpose of Woroni TV is to engage with the student body by providing a new and interactive platform to deliver campus news, interviews with interesting students and people in Canberra, as well as fun how-to and creative content. You can contact William at email@example.com or the whole Television Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Content Editor is responsible for the Woroni print content in the newspaper and online, producing interesting, informative and diverse content that is relevant to the ANU community. In addition to this, the Content Editor manages the Content Team and all that entails. Alisha can answer any questions about the newspaper and how best to contribute; you can contact her at email@example.com or the entire Content Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The News Editor is responsible for managing the Woroni News team. They lead and support the news reporters to investigate and report campus news for the Woroni newspaper, both in print and online. If you have any questions about Woroni‘s news reporting or have a news tip, you can contact Noah at email@example.com or the entire News Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Radio Editor is responsible for managing the Woroni Radio Team and community, supervising the content that goes on air, and monitoring content quality and distribution. If you have any questions, you can email Zoe at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘Oh, But Where Are You Really From?’ show was a new program on the Woroni Radio schedule in 2017. The presenters, Hana, Jharna, Manaswini, Sumithri and Yashi reflect on their experiences.
It was a little scary initially, tackling something controversial head on. When it comes to more contentious topics, I prefer the backseat or the middle ground. Being a part of this radio show meant that I would be actively starting uncomfortable discussions – and to some, unnecessary discussions. As the show progressed and I got used to speaking into a microphone and immortalising my thoughts on Mixlr rather than on Echo360 (ya Asian nerd), there was this sort of transition from, ‘I’m afraid of the backlash,’ to ‘what can we tackle that will bring about some sort of thought-provoking discourse?’ Right now I’m earnestly interested in learning even more from our guests and so proud of the team for the work we’ve put in so far.
Choosing to join the team and be a part of ‘Oh But Where Are You Really From’ has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve grown a lot I’m at the point where I’ll be hosting an episode by myself (a little intimidating I’ll admit). I think the best thing about doing OBWAYRF is the team and knowing we are producing content that facilitates important discussions. Mostly, I like that I can go on air, just to rant about things that have happened to me and I really hope that the people who listen to our show can feel a little more confident speaking up, knowing that they’re not alone.
Choosing to join the team and be a part of ‘Oh But Where Are You Really From’ is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve grown a lot I’m at the point where I’ll be hosting an episode by myself (a little intimidating I’ll admit). I think the best thing about doing OBWAYRF is the team and knowing we are producing content that facilitates important discussions. Mostly, I like that I can go on air, just to rant about things that have happened to me and I really hope that the people who listen to our show can feel a little more confident speaking up, knowing that they’re not alone.
We’re over halfway through the season, and I can feel how much I’ve grown and learnt in the process. Throwing myself into this process, into a medium I’d never explored before, with nothing but an idea and an incredible team. I’d had no idea how it would be received, or whether we’d have anybody even listening to us. We were bringing something so explicitly challenging to the student body, and that was such an exciting thought. We never boasted 100 unique listeners per episode – something to work towards I guess! – but I think the most important thing about our work is that we’re creating content, a resource people can come to and think about, and starting conversations. There are lots to come, and I wanted to thank my team for challenging me and all I took as known in my world. We’re getting more comfortable on air with each week, and every long e-mail, every frantic ‘ahhh where’s the Facebook event for this week’s episode’ and every shameless plug of OBWAYRF is totally worth it.
I joined the OBWAYRF team after seeing an expression of interest post that Sumi made on the Ethnocultural page. I remember frantically sending her a message because I’d missed the deadline and thankfully one crazy long, life story-esque email later, I was introducing myself to the rest of the team at Gods (RIP). The highlight of this experience has been to watch entire episodes come together from what might have started as a conversation had months ago to something read in an obscure crevice of the internet. Personally, my lowest point was my first moments on air. I was asked ‘how was your day?’ and my reply was ‘no’. I’ve learnt to form whole sentences since, and can’t wait to work with OBWAYRF to produce more engaging and thought-provoking content!
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Oh, But Where Are You Really From? (OBWAYRF) is a Woroni Radio show headed by five undergraduate women of colour: Hana Yabuki, Jharna Chamlagai, Manaswini Iyengar, Sumithri Venketasubramanian and Yashi Kotnala. Launching in the second semester of 2017, it will provide a platform for the stories and issues that people of colour face and specifically how they intersect with other identities. Rather than merely acknowledging that there is the ‘potential for improvement’ within social movements and advocacy to embrace this diversity, the show hopes to have an open, productive conversation about how this change can come about. To prepare for launch of the show, creator Sumithri Venketasubramanian sat down with herself to practise her interviewing skills, and to show us what OBWARYF is gearing towards.
Where did you get the idea for ‘Oh, But Where Are You Really From (OBWAYRF)?’
I love advocacy, and I think it has amazing potential to uplift the voices of people who are less privileged in society. But just as important is the need for intersectionality within social movements. This means that in attempting to break down existing oppressions, we need to acknowledge how different identities – say, a woman of colour’s race and gender – come together to present an individual with challenges that are not experienced or are experienced differently by white women or men of colour.
I believe that culture is a lens through which our identities are experienced. The way that feminism presents itself in India is different to that in Singapore; the decision to come out (or not) as queer* to one’s Arab Muslim family is influenced by a set of factors unique as compared to somebody raised in a white, non-religious household. Different social attitudes toward disabilities and mental illnesses in a society shape the challenges faced by people who live with disabilities or mental illnesses. I feel it’s important to explore these intersections and represent them in the advocacy we pursue because if we don’t, then who is advocacy really for?
Why did you pick radio as the format for OBWAYRF? And on that note, why the name?
<Laughs> I’ll answer the second question first. My team and I wanted to pick a name that would be familiar, cheeky and a little confronting too. It speaks to the idea of there being a ‘default’ or ‘core’ identity of a society, and people who don’t fit into that box are othered. With the show, we’d like to challenge that there is ever a ‘typical’ representation of identities and forms of oppression.
I’ve wanted to be on radio since I was 11, so in part of this is me living out my childhood fantasy. But beyond that, radio provides a platform for guests to speak anonymously about their experiences and thoughts, while also removing the visual image of who’s talking – a basis upon which we frequently make assumptions about identities and experiences.
What can we expect from OBWAYRF?
There are two things we’re aiming to provide: representation of issues, and representation of identities. The show will allow people to share their stories, ones they feel haven’t been presented or addressed in mainstream discussions about their identities. There’ll be lots of super amazing guests, from academics to people involved in advocacy both on and off campus to just ‘regular’ students with stories to share! Guests will be interviewed on-air about their opinions on how advocacy can be made more intersectional, and there will be the opportunity for listeners to request specific topics or questions to be discussed during the show. We’re also looking to have a ‘performance’ segment where people of colour who are into comedy, poetry, music or any other performing art are provided with a platform to share their work. And as well as this, a segment where we’ll be talking about less-represented current events that are relevant to the theme of the show.
Also, just to plug this here: We’re looking to have a live teaser episode during Ethnocultural Week (semester 1, week 10) and anybody is welcome to come and watch. Look out for OBWAYRF on the Ethnocultural Week schedule for when and where this will be happening!
If you know anybody who would be great to have on-air (they do not necessarily have to be ANU students), or if you have any ideas or concerns about the show, please get in touch with Sumi at email@example.com.