Please note applications for these positions have now closed.
- To source, edit and copy-edit content for the magazine and online, as well as respond to relevant articles sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Oversee a specific portfolio, which usually corresponds to a section of the magazine.
- Act as an essential liaison between potential contributors and the Content Editor.
- Work with the Content and Art Editors to decide on a defining vision for their portfolio – this applies to content and aesthetics.
As a Sub-Editor you will source between three 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 a critical thinker. Good 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.
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 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. This portfolio covers content relating to Science, Business and Economics, and International issues. This portfolio is the place to discuss foreign affairs, share travel stories and for international students to share their unique experiences. Multilingual pieces are highly encouraged, and while the Sub-Editor does not need to speak multiple languages, they must be comfortable liaising with and developing relationships with both contributors and translators.
Contributions sourced by the Culture Sub-Editor should explore, analyse and experiment with the theme of each print edition. Some past themes include ‘Food for Thought’, ‘Iconic’ and ‘Fear’. They will both write and source content about culture and the arts – in Canberra, Australia and abroad – and excited to start critical conversations about it. Part of this portfolio also covers Campus culture– articles relating to the campus experience: sex, love, friendship, health, jobs, trends, sport, and exciting student innovation occurring at ANU. They should have their finger on the pulse of university living and look to deliver fresh and creative content about real issues.
The Creative Writing Sub-Editor will be asked to both write and source two to three creative pieces per edition, varying from short fiction, poetry and prose. The Creative Sub-Editor should have a love of literature and poetry, competency for editing a broad range of creative works and a keen interest in helping contributors to polish their content, which is often personal and deeply passionate.
As well as attending events and writing reviews themselves, the Reviews Sub-Editor will source relevant reviews from students and organise free tickets and media passes to exhibitions, performances, talks, gigs, shows, film screenings and festivals, as well as free tastings at restaurants. To assist with this, the Reviews Sub-Editor will have a separate email account and email template. They should help maintain strong relationships with Woroni’s contacts in the Canberra’s culture scene.
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 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.
The Online Columnists will be required to produce interesting, relevant content weekly for the websirw, so this position is ideal for regular contributors of Woroni. While General Columnists 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 a section that covers a lot of ground.
Senior Content Sub-Editors
- Oversee and edit the portfolio of Sub-Editors writing and sourcing online content. With pieces being published weekly, this role will be continuous, so an attentive attitude and flexibility with timeframes is essential.
- Oversee weekly pitches and direction for the online sub-editors.
- Edit and write their own pieces.
- Work with the Content Editor and Sub-Editors to quickly edit and publish timely content pieces from the broader ANU community (preparedness to edit at a moments notice is a must!)
- 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.
- Edit and write their own pieces.
- Work with the Content Editor and Sub-Editors to plan and manage Woroni’s non-news written content
Each 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.
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. A hardcopy of the Woroni Style Guide will be given to all Content Sub-Editors and will be readily available on the Woroni website for support. Good communication skills are also essential as fluid communication with contributors and other members of the Content team are a must.
Senior Sub-Editors can expect to receive an honoraria based on their commitment to the role at the end of Semester Two.
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.