Woroni News and Content are Hiring for Semester 1 2024!

Woroni is hiring for 2024! Currently positions are available in our news and content portfolios.

At Woroni we are committed to:

  • producing interesting, entertaining, informative and regular content across our print, multimedia, radio and online media platforms;
  • contributing to a sense of university identity and reflecting the scholarly and cultural diversity of the ANU community;
  • promoting open public dialogue and debate in the ANU community;
  • promoting awareness of the variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities undertaken by students at ANU;
  • discovering and developing the creative talents of students at ANU in journalism and the media arts;
  • promoting the best practice in professional journalism; and
  • being innovative and exploring new media forms.

A great student media organisation is for everyone. Student media should promote conversations, and provide a platform for people with different views, identities and lived experiences. Our ultimate aim is to build a culture of inclusivity and diversity across our platforms. A large portion of ANU’s students relocate to Canberra to study, which means our community is extremely diverse. Woroni is funded by, created by and consumed by ANU students, and our mission is to produce print, radio and television content that truly reflects this community.
Woroni is committed to diversity in hiring and encourages applications from ANU students of all backgrounds. These are volunteer positions, however individuals may receive an honorarium based on their commitment to the role. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact woronieic@gmail.com. If you would like to contribute to our mission, see below for how you can get involved with student media!

Applications will close at midnight on Friday the 8th of December 2023. Interviews may be conducted at any time through or after the hiring period.

NEWS

Woroni’s News Team reports on the current affairs impacting the ANU community and students in particular. It is a fast-paced work environment where members of the team report on a variety of topics, ranging from student politics, changes to the University’s policies, to the Federal Budget. The News Team meets each week and everyone meets tight deadlines. It is a fun, closely-knit team that helps create excellent writers who work well under pressure. If anything can be done to make the application process more accessible, or if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact woroninewseditor@gmail.com.

News Reporter:

News Reporters regularly write articles for Woroni News on events and issues that impact ANU students. They are expected to engage with campus life, write, on average, an article a week, and attend weekly team meetings. The role will also involve attending various events throughout the semester, like festivals, non-autonomous collective meetings, protests etc. News Reporters must be able to: write concisely and accurately; meet deadlines at short notice; pitch story ideas; work well in a team environment; and be confident in independently investigating issues further. A Woroni News Reporter is required to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to their role, and must write one article per week.

News Columnist:

News Columnists write articles that include the usual reporting with some additional commentary and analysis. They will primarily be tasked with news topics which require more contextualisation than a regular news article can provide. A columnist should show an appetite for complex topics and should demonstrate an ability to create comprehensive and sophisticated analysis. A Woroni News Columnist is required to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to their role, and must write one-two articles per fortnight.

Apply for the News Team here

CONTENT

The Content Team oversees sourcing, editing and production of written content for our magazines and website. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work in print production, understanding the editing and sourcing process, or to get your hands dirty writing creative stories, poems or insightful essays. Generally, the team is split into print and online — though working in one doesn’t prevent you from dabbling in the other.

Print:

Print sub-editors focus on the magazine. They work to produce six every year, each with their own distinct theme. They source and edit student contributions, as well as publishing pieces of their own. Best suited for somebody who is interested in print production and editing.

Online:

Online sub-editors create content for the website. We are primarily looking for reviewers and columnists. Reviewers are supported by Woroni to review the latest films, novels and whichever other media interests you, producing semi-regular content for the website. Columnists will semi-regularly contribute opinion pieces, cultural comment and analytical work for the website. Best suited with somebody who wants to write regularly and has a lot to say.

Senior Sub-Editors:

Senior sub-editors oversee the work of sub-editors. Mentoring, copy editing and taking on more challenging pieces.

Apply for the Content Team here

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.