Woroni's Content Team is Hiring!

Woroni is looking for Content Sub-Editors to become part of our passionate team at ANU Student Media in Semester Two, 2021. These positions include 3 Sub-Editors, 1 Online Columnist and 2 Senior Sub-Editors.

Submit your application at the bottom of this page!

CONTENT SUB-EDITORS x3

Science Sub-Editor; Comment Sub-Editor; Creative Sub-Editor

The role of a Content Sub-Editor will be:

  • To source, edit and copy-edit content for the magazine and online, as well as respond to relevant articles sent to write@woroni.com.au.
  • Oversee a specific portfolio, which corresponds to a section of the magazine (either science or comment).
  • 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.

Sub-Editors must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and to work as part of a large team, including other Content Sub-Editors, Senior Content Sub-Editors, General Columnists and the Content Editor. They will be expected to attend fortnightly meetings and a short training session at the beginning of the semester.

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. Strong 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.

COLUMNIST x1 (online)
The Online Columnists will be required to produce interesting, relevant content weekly for the website of approximately 500-800 words, 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

Woroni is also looking for two Senior Content Sub-editors to join the Semester Two team: an Online Senior Content Sub-Editor and an Print Senior Content Sub-Editor. Previous experience with Woroni or another student publication is highly desirable but not compulsory.

The Online Senior Sub-Editor will:

  • 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!)
  • Assist with editing pieces that come through the write@woroni inbox.

The Print Senior Sub-Editor will:

  • 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
  • Assist with editing pieces that come through the write@woroni inbox.

They will need to be available for compulsory fortnightly Print Team Meetings, and to attend a Sub-Editor training session prior to the commencement of Semester Two. Senior Sub-Editors will be expected to spend about 10 hours per week editing articles, meeting/corresponding with the Content Editor and sourcing limited articles as-needed.
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 the semester.

Applications will close 5pm 11 June 2021. Please send questions to lily@woroni.com.au 

Interviews will be conducted between 14-16 June 2021. The role will commence immediately  during the semester break. 

Woroni is committed to diversity in hiring. It is important that our team reflects the diversity of the ANU community so that we can better tell stories about everyone at the ANU. As such, Woroni welcomes applications from students that are from a range of diverse backgrounds and identities. If you identify with a diverse background, feel free to let us know in your application.