Woroni is pleased to announce the newly elected members of our Board of Editors:
Radio Editor: Bernadette Callaghan
Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Unopposed): Josefine Ganko
Content Editor (Unopposed): Rachel Chopping
Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to our newest board members!
You can read the profiles of the elected board members here:
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.
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.