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Woroni Elections 2020 - Nominations Open

During the academic week of  18-22 May 2020, students will be given the opportunity to elect four editors to the ANU Student Media Board.

The primary responsibility of the editors is to oversee production of Woroni, ANU’s official student publication; broadcasts of Woroni Radio and Woroni Photography & TV, and to manage the affairs of the ANU Student Media Association in a number of specific roles. The positions advertised are very important for the continuation student media at the university.

Nominations are now open for the positions of

– Deputy Editor-in-Chief

– Creative Editor

– Content Editor

– Radio Editor

See below for position descriptions.

Nominations must include:

a. The candidate’s name;

b. The candidate’s student number;

c. The candidate’s current year of study;

d. The position(s) the candidate is nominating for;

e. One example of written, videographic, photographic or multi-media work which is the original work of the nominee; and

f. A short biography including why you are interested in being an editor of Woroni (no more than 200 words). ​

Please note that only nominees who have made three valid contributions to ANU Student Media over a period of two weeks and one day (that is, a period longer than the nomination period) will be accepted.

 

Please also submit a statement on campaign funding – the Electoral regulations (9.1) states:

Upon nomination, each candidate must complete and lodge with the Returning Officer a statement of intention identifying anticipated sources of campaign funding. This statement will include all financial and non-financial contributions to the campaign, including but not limited to printing facilities, paper, paint, glue, T-shirts, BBQ supplies and other sundry items.

Note that campaign related expenses must not exceed $50 (electoral regulation 8.1).

Please send all nominations to the Returning Officer, Roxanne Missingham, at (Roxanne.Missingham@anu.edu.au) by 5pm on 8th May.

No late nominations will be accepted.

Any queries about the election process should be directed to the Returning Officer.

Position Descriptions:

– Deputy Editor-in-Chief

The Deputy Editor-in-Chief is charged with internal management of Woroni. This includes ensuring constitutional and policy adherence, organising meetings, including board meeting, OGM’s and AGM’s, taking minutes, running events, managing the Woroni office space, making purchases on behalf of the organisation, managing social media and facilitating elections. As a member of the executive, The Deputy Editor-in-Chief has additional responsibilities relating to finance and has the constitutional power to interpret clauses and policy more generally.

– Creative Editor

The Creative Editor (or Art Editor) is tasked with co-ordinating art and putting together the layout and design of the monthly magazine. The Creative Editor will be in charge of a team of artists who contribute artworks for each piece in every edition, and are given creative control of the cover and other stylistic choices in the magazine. Further, the Creative Editor puts together the layout for each edition using the software inDesign.

– Content Editor

The Content Editor mostly manages a team of sub-editors who source, pitch and edit content for both online and print publication. The Content Editor sets and enforces deadlines for each stage of the publication process, and works with the Creative Editor to put together the layout for each edition. They lead the print team in deciding the theme and style of each edition. Additionally, the Content Editor is tasked with producing online content that is specifically timely, whether it be opinion pieces, satire or analysis.

– Radio Editor

The Radio Editor leads the Woroni Radio team, and facilitates the broadcast of radio shows. This involves managing scheduling, equipment, broadcasting technology, licensing agreements, workshops and events.

 

Additionally, all members of the board have additional duties, including attending weekly board meetings. Every board member works between 15-30 hours per week.