Woroni is run and governed by a board of eight Editors. Five of these Editors run portfolios that oversee the production of a specific area of media, from radio and TV, to the design and content of our bi-monthly magazine and our news output. The other three Editors oversee the finances and governance of Woroni. As per our Constitution, we have elections each semester for several openings on our Board, and this semester, nominations will open in Week 8, campaigning will begin in Week 10, and the elections will close at the end of Week 11.
Editor terms are a year, and start on the final day of examinations of this semester. Running in this election commits you to being an Editor from the 19th of November this year, to mid-November next year.
The following positions will be open:
Woroni is one the largest multimedia student organisations in the country, and our Television portfolio is a key part of this. Interested in filming, TV journalism, comedy, documentaries, livestreaming etc.? This is the kind of work the TV Editor oversees and manages. It’s a great opportunity to develop technical and team management skills and produce content across a variety of televisual formats.
Ever picked up one of our magazines and thought that you had a great idea for the next magazine? Or, are you passionate about student expression and giving a voice to a typically undervalued portion of society? The Content Editor oversees sourcing, editing and layout for the magazine. The Content team writes and edits pieces for both print and online, and the Content Editor is the one to give the go-ahead on pieces.
Have you really been to ANU if you haven’t cut up a Woroni magazine for its art? The Art Editor is responsible for Woroni’s artistic output, ranging from the design and aesthetic of the magazine to designs for social media and our article thumbnails. Its an excellent opportunity to learn about print design principles, design merchandise, and develop our art sub-editors’ talents.
Woroni is fortunate to have a large budget, funded entirely by the Student Services and Amenities Fee that each ANU student pays. The Managing Editor oversees the expenditure and procurement of the Association, as well as preparing the annual budget and organising the annual audit. As a member of Woroni’s Executive they play a role in the overall governance, management and direction of the organisation. You don’t have to be a Finance student to be suitable for this position, rather, good Managing Editors are passionate about accountability, transparency and media independence.
News Editor (Casual Vacancy)
Woroni has reported on the ANU, the student union, and issues in the ANU community since its inception in 1950. The News Editor is responsible for our news reporting. They oversee a team and help them investigate issues, and write and pitch articles. If you’re interested in journalism, or holding the ANU and its institutions accountable, this is the position for you.
At the end of this semester, our current News Editor will resign, leaving a casual vacancy. Casual vacancies are filled by an appointment from the Board, meaning they are not elected, but must submit an application to the current Board and then go through an interview. Applications will open in Week 8, concurrent with elections.
You can apply here.
What does it take to be an Editor?
Editors must meet a set a criteria before they can run in the elections. They must:
- Be an ANU student in the Semester they are running for (i.e. an ANU student not just in this semester but in Semester 1 of next year)
- Have contributed to Woroni 3 times in any media form.
- Not be a member of Woroni’s Grievances and Disputes Panel
If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria, please email our Deputy Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond these three criteria, Woroni Editors should be passionate about media independence, integrity and training. Editors are legal Directors of the organisation, and must approve all content that we publish. This means that Editors should be interested in their own portfolios, but will also be required to look at the proof of our magazine, draft news articles, and approve applications for radio shows, etc. We expect Editors to work 15 – 20 hours a week but this varies according to the position, with O-Week being a regularly busy period. As such, Editors should be organised, hard-working and efficient. They should be capable at giving clear feedback, as well as receiving it. They must understand principles of charity and media governance and be prepared to evaluate policy and consider long-term aims and goals of the organisation. They must also be able to work under pressure and be prepared to commit fully to their responsibilities. It is a rewarding, fulfilling and fun job, but it has moments of stress and intensity that Editors should be prepared for.
If you have questions about the specific role, we recommend you reach out to the relevant Editor. You can find their contact details on our Team page.
How do I apply?
To nominate yourself for an elected position, email email@example.com with your nomination. This nomination must include:
- Your name;
- Your university ID number;
- Your current year of study;
- The position(s) you are nominating for;
- One example of written, videographic, photographic, or multi-media work which is your original work;
- A declaration of any relevant conflicts of interest that either will, or could be seen to, create bias (refer to the Electoral Regulations for more information); and
- A short biography including why you are interested in being an Editor (no more than 200 words).
If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Electoral Regulations set out a number of rules for candidates who are campaigning in the election. For a full list of these, see Clauses 8 – 11 of the Electoral Regulations. Here is quick summary:
- Expenditure cannot exceed 50 AUD
- You must lodge a statement of intention identifying anticipated sources of campaign funding to our Returning Officer
- Any electoral publications cannot:
- contain discriminatory content;
- resemble the content or style of another candidate’s campaign material;
- be likely to mislead a voter in the casting of their vote and
- be any larger than an A3 size
- You cannot remove any electoral publications that are not your own
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.