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JOIN THE TEAM IN 2019!

 

Hello! We’re Carolyn, Katie, Ruby, and Steph, your 2019 Media Officers! Next year, we will be managing Farrago, Radio Fodder, Farrago Video and Above Water. We’re looking for people to join next year’s team.

The Media Collective is made up of people who are passionate about what is called, in this era of late capitalism, ‘content creation’—in other words, making cool stuff. If that’s you, whether you’ve been involved in student media before or it’s your first time stumbling across us, we’d love to hear from you! We also have some shiny new positions, so definitely apply to join us!

Click on the boxes below for more information about the positions. Email us at join@farragomagazine.com if you have any questions. Applications close on 18 November at 11:59 pm. Apply for as many positions as you want.

Do you like figuring out what makes a piece of writing work? Are you keen on helping writers develop? Join the Farrago subeditor team next year!

Position description Subeditors are responsible for editing the content in Farrago, both online and in print. They correspond with the writers to make sure the work we publish is well structured, accurate and free of spelling/grammar mistakes. There are three types of subeditors:

  • Journalistic subeditors subedit campus news.
  • Non-fiction subeditors subedit features, interviews, columns and general nonfiction.
  • Creative subeditors subedit creative pieces, including poems, short fiction and plays.

During each issue cycle (monthly), subeditors also come up with three to five ideas for the content list and help with the physical distribution of the magazine.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you have an eye for detail, are great at meeting deadlines and love working with others to improve their writing.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a subeditor for Farrago? Why would you make a good subeditor?
  • Tell us which team (journalistic, non-fiction, or creative) you’d like to be part of.
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Include three to five ideas for Farrago‘s edition one content list. Here’s a content list from this year.
  • Include two to three samples of your writing. These can be published articles, poems or even essays you’ve written for class! If you’ve subedited for Farrago before, feel free to include the pieces you’ve subedited.

Do you have a thing? Like a thing that you want to write about eight times over but in slightly different ways? Apply for a column in Farrago and get your thing in print!

Position description Columnists are responsible for writing eight pieces throughout the year that are tied together with a recurring theme. Columns can encompass anything – a serialised science fiction adventure, music reviews, social critique, poetry, history… you get the idea. You can even do a graphic column or comic! (Pitch us these. We love these.) A few columns Farrago ran this year include Adventures in Student Cooking or what Shakespeare would be doing at Melbourne Uni
How to apply Interested? Apply if you can commit to writing or drawing eight pieces throughout the year, are good at meeting deadlines and working with others to improve your work.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a columnist for Farrago? Why would you make a good columnist?
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Pitch your overall column idea. Include four example topics that relate to your column idea and a 500–600-word sample column.

Does the thought of being part of the University’s Fourth Estate make you froth at the mouth a bit? We’re calling on all gossip queens and investigative honeys with their ears to the ground to apply now to be part of Farrago’s campus reporter team. 

Position description Campus reporters are responsible for writing about the issues that the student body cares about, be they on-campus (such as exposing University wrongdoings) or off-campus (such as cuts to higher education).We’re looking for a dedicated team who’ll be able to source scoops for online and print pieces, contribute to monthly reporting meetings, and writing short, long and investigative pieces for our print mag and website.

Our coverage involves breaking news, so we’re looking for people who can meet tight deadlines. A good reporter is someone who questions everything they’re told, remains objective, researches thoroughly and doesn’t mind getting stuck into details.

If you’ve never reported in your life, no worries! We’ll be conducting training sessions to equip you with the skills you’ll need.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you have a keen eye for detail, are able to meet tight deadlines, and want to hold the University and UMSU (your student union) accountable.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a reporter for Farrago? Why would you make a good reporter?
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Include one to three samples of your writing (news if you have the experience, but otherwise anything is fine).

The satire team will write and publish funny stuff. Think the Onion, Clickhole or the Betoota Advocate. Get around it!

Position descriptions Satirists prepare five or six headlines and bring them to monthly meetings. They present these headlines to the group, who answers with something between raucous laughter and horrible, deafening silence. The group decides on a number of headlines worthy of being turned into articles and members volunteer to write the articles.

We are also looking for a satire coordinator to help organise the above.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you think you’re funny!

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to write funny stuff for Farrago? Why would you make a good satirist?
  • Let us know if you’re interested in helping coordinate the team.
  • Include three original headlines you think are funny. These should be ideally fewer than 90 characters long. They can be in the form of news satire or something else. Just make us laugh.

Graphics are super duper important, and they make Farrago a feast for the eyes. Whether you have been colouring since you could hold a pencil or this is your first time picking up a paintbrush, we want to see what you create!

Position description Graphics contributors will be making our baby beautiful, with graphics accompanying a wide range of articles, from creative pieces about worms and mushrooms to social, science, and cultural commentary, not to mention hard news. You’ll be commissioned to interpret an article and will have the opportunity to work in whatever medium you like and create until your heart and hands hurt. This is a great opportunity for folio expansion, collaboration and learning new skills.

We are also looking for an infographics artist to create charts and graphs to go along with some news and nonfiction pieces!

How to apply Interested? Apply if you love to make pretty (or ugly) things regularly and want them in Farrago.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a graphics contributor for Farrago? What sort of art do you create? What would you like to experiment with? What style of content do you think your art would work best with?
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Include three to five examples of your art. You are also welcome to link your folio (website or blog).

Do you have a thing you really love to draw, photograph or visually represent in any way? Apply for a graphics column in Farrago and get your thing published eight times in a row!

Position description Graphics columnists make something for every edition of the magazine, all tied together with a recurring theme. That’s about one piece a month, making a total of eight pieces over the course of the year.

Graphics columns can be any sort of graphic narrative (comics, commentary, collage, art, photography, animated art) as long as there is something that pulls it all together. (Please. Pitch us.)

To be clear, the difference between graphics contributors and graphics columnists is this: during each issue cycle, the editors commission graphics contributors to respond to written pieces, while graphics columnists have a page or two set aside for their own standalone work in each issue.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you can commit to creating eight pieces throughout the year and are good at meeting deadlines.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a graphics columnist for Farrago? Why would you make a good graphics columnist?
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Pitch your overall column idea. Include four example topics relevant to your column idea and one sample column.
  • Include three to five other examples of your art. You are also welcome to link your folio (website or blog).

Calling all YouTubers! Are you interested in making documentaries, skits, animations, short films and anything in between? Join our growing team of videographers and make regular content for Farrago Video. Farrago Video has heaps of opportunities available to students with a range of experience.

Position descriptions The Farrago Video team is made up of producers, writers, videographers, actors and editors who produce regular content for Farrago Video, our YouTube channel. This content could include animations, documentaries, short films, sketch comedy or even a regular web series. If one or more of these things interests you, consider applying for our video team!

If you’re new to filmmaking but still keen to get your hands on a camera or a boom mic, don’t fret! We run meetings and workshops throughout the year to help you out.

There are two types of Farrago Video team members:

  • General video team members create content such as animations, video essays, documentaries, short films or sketch comedy.
  • News video team members work with our campus reporters and do things like turning Farrago news articles into easily digestible videos for social media, or recording and editing campus vox pops.

If you’ve got some experience, are likely to be around the office a lot next year and are keen to have a managerial role in the video team, let us know in your application.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you work well in a team, are passionate about visual media, and just really dig videos.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam?  Why do you want to be a part of the Farrago Video team? Are you a screenwriter, actor, producer or tech whiz? What kind of videos are you interested in making?
  • Let us know which team you want to be a part of — news or general — and whether you’d be interested a managerial position.
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • If you’ve made videos before, send us some examples of your work (however, no experience is necessary to apply). Similarly, if you’ve written scripts for news, send them through!
  • If you’re interested in making a video series, pitch the series to us. How often do you want to produce videos? Include a short script and three sample ideas for future videos.

Do you absolutely love auditory content? Apply for a regular slot on Radio Fodder, where you can be the host of your very own show. Broadcast it live and/or make it into a podcast for our website. Lay down some tracks, tell us a story, start a conversation – our ears are your oysters! Apply today to take over the airwaves!

Position descriptions The clue’s in the name – as a Radio presenter you’ll be presenting a radio show, weekly, on Radio Fodder. This involves getting content together (or writing it!), working out a running order, and, of course, learning how to operate the panel. You’ll also be managing your show’s social media and podcast what you’ve recorded.

Radio shows can be about anything in any language. Our studio has capacity for four people to be on air at once, so you can apply in a group of up to four presenters, plus an optional producer. If you have never done radio before, you’re alright! We run radio training.

Radio producers will help run shows on Radio Fodder. You’ll be working closely with radio presenters, assisting them with the studio and their social media. Ideally you’ll have some radio experience or have undergone radio training.

We are also searching for a Radio Fodder station manager, who, ideally, has some radio experience. The role suits someone who doesn’t mind generally being around the office next year. They are responsible for helping us train presenters and producers and formulating a unique sound for Radio Fodder. They also assist in fixing technical issues, organising events and providing ongoing feedback to presenters on how their shows are tracking. This role requires more time and commitment, but if you’re keen to take on more responsibility in any way, let us know.

Radio Fodder bloggers post regular content on the Fodder blog. Generally the writing is about music but can go in many directions from there. Writers for the blog have almost complete autonomy over the work they produce.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you enjoy working with others and can be around the media office frequently.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a part of the Radio Fodder team? Why would you make a good team member?
  • Are you interested in taking on the responsibilities of the Radio Fodder station manager or becoming a Radio producer?
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • If you’re applying to be a presenter, what is your show idea? Provide an example run sheet. Template: https://goo.gl/Y7Hd4Q
  • If you’re applying to be a blogger for Radio Fodder, include three example topics and a 500–600-word sample blog post.

Do you know how to find the aesthetic lighting? What about the good angles? Whether you take artsy drone footage for your blog or like to snap photos of your dog on your iPhone, we would love for you to help us visually capture everything from events to campus rallies during 2019.

Position descriptions Photographers are responsible for visually reporting on campus events and responding to commissioned pieces, as well as documenting our media events such as launch parties and Wordplays. This position will include working alongside campus reporters and writers, as well as liaising with the social media team and events coordinators.

If you’ve got some experience, are likely to be around the office a lot next year and are keen to have a managerial role in the photography team, let us know in your application.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you know how to find the good angles and are good at meeting deadlines.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a part of the photography team? Are you a keen analogue nerd, digital whiz, photoshop expert or just into taking snaps? What kind of stuff are you interested in?
  • Let us know if you’d be interested a managerial position.
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Include three to five examples of your photography. You are also welcome to link your folio (website or blog).

Are you a youth? Do you like using the Interwebs? Do you know the me-mes? We have the job for you! Join the social media team to help us get the word out about our shiggy-diggy media and events.

Position descriptions Both Farrago and Radio Fodder currently have a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Social media team members are responsible for:

  • Managing Farrago and Radio Fodder’s online presence
  • Developing and posting engaging and timely social media content
  • Promoting and covering media office events
  • Creating posting schedules
  • Liaising with fellow team members and co-creating content
  • Keeping up to date with platform updates and technological advancements
  • Interacting with users and replying to messages in a timely fashion
  • Growing user engagement and reach and building a larger online community

A social media coordinator is responsible for managing the social media team and liaising with the 2018 Media Officers. This position will involve maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of Farrago and Radio Fodder’s schedules, making sure the social media team posts in a timely fashion and ensuring the cohesion of social media accounts.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you have any sort of social media account.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? What do you like doing? What about social media gets you going? What would your plans be for our online presence?
  • Are you interested in the social media coordinator position?
  • What platforms do you currently have? If you have any social media experience, include that as well. Link any of your social media accounts that you are proud of (or that make you cringe).
  • Send us one example post for Farrago’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as Radio Fodder’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (eight in total). Maybe to have a little looksie at our current content and find out a little about us to inform your posts. Get creative!

Are you interested in software and web design? We’re looking for the humans who will be a part of the team to sparkle up our website, and be our go-tos when the website goes bananas.

Position descriptions Web developers are responsible for the ongoing design and development of the Farrago and Radio Fodder websites. They need to have strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the WordPress platform.

The Farradio team is responsible for turning creative and nonfiction pieces written in Farrago into audio. The job involves messaging and meeting with writers, organising times to record in the Radio Fodder studio, guiding the writers through the recording process, editing the audio and uploading it to the Farrago website. Here’s an example of a completed piece recorded by the Farradio team. The job is a great way to meet people in the Media Collective and dip your toes into audio editing.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you have an interest in web design, software engineering, or coding. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are preferable.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be a part of the web team? What’s your vision for our website?
  • Let us know whether you’re interested web development, Farradio or something else.
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • If you’re applying for the web developer position, include three to five examples of your previous work. You are also welcome to link your folio (website or blog).

Do you grab the AUX cord at parties? Do you have a Spotify playlist for every occasion? Did you go to Falls? Join the brand new Fodder music team!

Position description The music team will be responsible for curating the Radio Fodder playlist, and keeping it hip and fresh. You’ll meet every fortnight to add your new favourite tunes, remove the tracks that are getting a bit old, and generally decide the sound of the station! You’ll me making playlists based on seasons or events. You may also be DJing!
How to apply Interested? Apply if you love music and love inflicting your taste in music on others.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be on the music team? What kind of music do you listen to?
  • Include an example playlist following a theme of your choosing. Feel free to include new tunes, old faves, or just music that you love!

Do you froth at every new Farrago event you’re invited to? Do you want to meet up with your fellow Farragoblins more often? If you love a good get-together, apply to help us expand the number of events we run!

Position description Events coordinators will be responsible for assisting with launches, Wordplays, and other collective events, which may include booking rooms, ordering food, etc. It will also include liaising with the social media team, photography team, or the new music team to make our events sparkly and packed with fun.

You will also liaise with collective members or autonomous departments to organise autonomous events, so if you are from a marginalised group and have a particular interest, let us know!

How to apply Interested? Apply if you are very organised, very good at organising other people, and of course love a good party.

Send an email to join@farragomagazine.com with the subject line “Application – [your name] – [position(s) you’re applying for]”. In an attached document:

  • Tell us about yourself! What’s your jam? Why do you want to be our events coordinator? Why would you be good at it? Do you have any ideas about the way we run events currently?
  • Do you have your RSA, Safe Food Handling, or anything else useful? Not a requirement!
  • Let us know if you have relevant experience. It’s fine if you don’t!
  • Include two or three short descriptions of events you would want to run throughout the year that don’t include launch parties. Try to be as specific as possible, and be creative!

Got an idea for a position that’s not on here? Pitch that too! Send your ideas to join@farragomagazine.com.

 

Send all applications tojoin@farragomagazine.com by 11:59 pm, 18 November 2018.