COME JOIN US IN 2021!

The University of Melbourne’s student-run Media Department is situated on the unceded land of the Kulin Nations. We are responsible for representing, connecting and providing media-related learning opportunities for all Unimelb students. Our flagship publication is the 96-year-old student magazine Farrago. We also run the radio station Radio Fodder. 

We are excited to officially open applications for 2021!  Our 2021 vision is centered around the representation of students from all backgrounds and interests (including CALD, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities), faculties, languages and stages in their creative pursuits. We encourage anyone who is remotely curious about these roles to apply or ask questions. 

What the Media Department does would not be not possible without students who are willing to volunteer their time and talent. Becoming a part of our spicy Media Collective comes with many perks. We assist students in developing their writing and creative skills, and endeavour to provide them with connections to industry and other paid opportunities. We also host free events throughout the year where you can meet other members of our Collective, get free drinks, and show off your work to your friends and family. 

Our roles are entry level and do not require a prior qualification/experience unless explicitly noted in the position descriptions below. If you have any questions, or have experience with previously less represented genres (e.g. slam poetry, miming) that you’d like to work with, or have a role in mind you don’t see listed here: shoot us an email with as much detail as you’d like to join@farragomagazine.com 

Love, 

The Farrago Editors

The Fodder Blog is Radio Fodder’s written counterpart and Farrago’s cool little sister. Often musically-inclined, it publishes a range of written pieces and audio-visual content about creative industries, from concert and album reviews, to interviews, promotional material for performers, articles about radio shows, opinion pieces and more.

All pieces for Radio Fodder are automatically considered for Farrago print publication.

Position description Blog Team members are responsible for creating diverse content for the Fodder blog. They will be encouraged to attend creative events, conduct interviews, think critically about music, art, and culture, meet deadlines, and communicate when this is not possible. They will work closely with the Radio Fodder Blog Manager to hone their blog skills and prepare pieces for online publication. No previous blog writing experience is required.
How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your writing background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve on the Fodder team? What sorts of pieces would you like to write/create?
  5. 3 to 5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

The Blog Manager is also the editor of Radio Fodder’s written blog—publishing pieces about cool, cultural phenomena and happenings around campus. A person with a deep interest in culture, music, art, comedy and other creative industries—and an eye for proofreading, grammar, fact-checking and other editing skills—the Blog Manager will gain experience working with up-and-coming young culture writers and reviewers to develop fun, informative, artsy and weird pieces for the blog.

Position description The Blog Manager is responsible for reading pitches and submissions, selecting content, and working with writers to develop drafts of their work. They are expected to manage a team of regular contributors, as well as work with cold submissions, and be a reliable source of contact for students interested in culture writing. The Blog Manager will also spend a fair bit of time updating the Radio Fodder website, working primarily with WordPress to format and upload pieces. No previous experience with editing or web design is required—and training in web skills (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript) can be arranged. However, this position mainly involves communicating with contributors, and working closely with the Farrago Editors, to develop online writing.

The Blog Manager will also have a large role in the formation of the Radio Fodder community. They will partner with the Radio Fodder Manager and the Radio Fodder Team to promote Radio Fodder to students, improve engagement, and help run events (e.g. Farmer’s Markets and launch parties) and music. They will work with the Social Media Manager to ensure that content is being promoted online, and that the website is running smoothly.

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns
  2. Other information about you (optional): faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? What are your interests in? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your writing or editing background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve as a Fodder manager? What sorts of pieces would you like to publish? How will you help foster a fun and welcoming radio community?
  5. 3 to 5 examples of your work (either writing or editing; be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

When running a student radio station, it is important to get the vibe just right. What music should we play? What topics should radio show hosts discuss and what interviewees should we feature? Should we include a Friday night (ABBA?) DJ set? What quotas are important to stick by? What events should we run and how can we get students engaged? (Start a TikTok?…this may or may not be a joke, you tell us!).

To help revolutionise Fodder as the best in student radio, we’re looking to create a passionate team responsible for making all the important decisions.

Position description Radio Fodder Team members will be responsible for facilitating a sense of community between hosts, bloggers and members of Radio Fodder. As either audio or music-oriented people, they will form the backbone of Radio Fodder, helping to decide the sound and direction of the station. Note: members will have some flexibility as to which areas of Radio Fodder they might want to focus their attention on.

Members will work closely throughout the year with the Radio Fodder Manager and Radio Fodder Blog Manager to help run events and discuss ways of advertising Radio Fodder to students. Members may have the opportunity to help produce radio shows broadcasted on Radio Fodder*, think creatively about how to brighten the vibe of the station, contact interviewees where necessary, and access our wide range of quality audio equipment (note: pending a safe return to campus, this access may be restricted, and the role may be performed remotely). They will also choose the music played on-air and at events, make playlists, help set up equipment, DJ if desired, and even write promotional material at times.

*If you are more interested in running your own show on Radio Fodder, please see the Radio Fodder Host application.

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns
  2. Other information about you (optional): faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your audio/radio/media/music background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve on the Fodder team? What areas are you interested in? What sorts of events should we run, or how can we improve student engagement?
  5. If you are interested in music, please provide a sample playlist. Otherwise, any examples of writing/marketing/projects you’ve been involved in and which might be useful are appreciated.
  6. Any equity needs

Radio Fodder* is the University of Melbourne’s student radio station, broadcasting shows online about a diverse range of topics interesting to students—from pop culture, to science, to university happenings and more. Because it offers radio training and experience to students, it is an important platform that enables students to have their voices heard, to learn invaluable audio and technical skills, and to make important connections. As such, it is crucial that the station is led and fostered throughout the year by a strong, passionate Radio Fodder Station Manager.

*The Radio Fodder studio is located in the Media Office, Level 4 Union House.

Position description The Radio Fodder Station Manager is responsible for the weekly broadcasting of Radio Fodder shows and the daily upkeep of any audio and technical issues. They will help sort through applications and studio bookings (if back on campus), lead Radio Fodder Hosts through developing show ideas and segments, and help out with radio training for students. They will have access to the Radio Fodder studio (pending a return to campus)* and our wide range of quality audio equipment. This person needs to be a reliable contact for student hosts, and will communicate often with the Farrago Editors/Media Office Bearers.

This position requires previous radio experience and good leadership skills. It is a plus if they have previously hosted a show on Radio Fodder. They should have knowledge of how to work a broadcasting desk and any audio software (e.g. AirTime Pro, Radio DJ) that might be utilised throughout the year. The manager will need to dedicate a fair bit of time to preparing the station for new shows each semester. Otherwise, they should keep in mind to tune in to the station regularly for any broadcasting issues. The Radio Fodder Manager will work closely with the Radio Fodder Blog Manager and the Radio Fodder Team to maintain the Radio Fodder website (e.g. ensuring broadcasted shows are uploaded as podcasts), help run events such as launch parties and Farmer’s markets (especially setting up equipment, speakers, DJ turntables etc.), and advertise Radio Fodder to students.

*The Radio Fodder Station Manager should be aware that, pending a safe return to campus, they may be required to manage the station remotely.

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns
  2. Other information about you (optional): faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your radio/audio background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve as the Fodder manager? What sorts of shows and events would you like to run? How will you help foster a fun and welcoming radio community?
  5. 3 to 5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

Have you been told you have a voice for radio or should start a podcast? Radio Fodder, the University of Melbourne’s student radio station, is here to provide you with a platform to have your voice heard, host a show about something you care about, learn the art of audio content, and play the music you think students need to be listening to.

We are open to broadcasting shows about anything at all and in any language. Hosts will be able to access a wide range of quality audio equipment, learn the foundations of a potential career in radio, and be connected to like-minded people. Shows can be run individually or in a group of up to 4/6 presenters in accordance with our studio capacity. No previous radio experience is necessary because we provide training.

Position description Radio show hosts will present their own radio show* that will broadcast every week on the Radio Fodder website, and consequently be uploaded as a podcast. Before the start of semester, show hosts—individually, or in a team—will pitch a show concept to the Radio Fodder Manager, and work with them to develop their segment, choose time-slots, and learn how to work the broadcasting desk (note!: pending a safe return to campus, shows may be pre-recorded remotely; as such, the manager will guide you through how to use any recording or editing software necessary).

Hosts will need to be available at the same time each week to record their show, and organise additional factors such as choosing music, interviewing guests and promoting their show’s social media presence.

*If you are more interested in producing shows on Radio Fodder, please see the Radio Fodder Team application

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns
  2. Other information about you (optional): faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your radio/audio/media background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: pitch us a show idea (or two!) and let us know what you hope to learn/achieve as a Fodder Host. We’d recommend providing an example run sheet—feel free to use the template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hwb3_5uBASNXm-KaJZpwz6l8eYCpQ3uSPsjIdaxomIg/edit 
  5. Any equity needs

Position description Subeditors help smooth out and refine pieces, and work with authors to develop their skills. They 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 teams of subeditors:

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

Subeditors also help develop ideas for the content list, and help distribute the physical magazine. Apply if you have an eye for detail, are great at meeting deadlines and love working with others to improve their work. 

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! 
  2. Why do you want to be a Farrago subeditor? What is going to make you a good subeditor?
  3. Tell us which team(s) you’re interested in being a part of.
  4. Let us know if you have any relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!)
  5. Pitch us three to five ideas for Farrago‘s edition one content list. Here’s a content list from this year:
  6. Include two to three samples of your writing if you’d like. This can be previously published work, poems, essays – anything! If you’ve been a subeditor before, feel free to include pieces you’ve subedited.

Being a columnist guarantees you a spot in Farrago, and allows you to write pieces that follow a single thread throughout six editions. 

Position description Columnists are responsible for writing six pieces through the year tied to a central recurring theme. They can be creative or critical or anything in between! Fiction, satire, historical accounts and etc! Some columns from 2021 include: Badass Women and Lonely Hearts of the Animal Kingdom
How to apply Apply if you can commit to writing or drawing six pieces throughout the year, are good at meeting deadlines and working with others to improve your work.

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to be a Farrago columnist? What is going to make you a good columnist?
  2. Let us know if you have any relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!)
  3. Pitch your column theme. Include four example topics that relate to your column and a 500-600-word sample column.

Want to help us write the news on campus? Or the news beyond? 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 Reporters are responsible for writing about issues that the student body cares about. They may be on-campus issues such as University wrongdoings, or off-campus ones like cuts to higher education or climate change. We are looking for a dedicated team to source scoops for both online and print pieces, a team keen on monthly meetings and keeping their fellow students up to date on the latest news within and beyond the University.

Our coverage often 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.

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to be a Farrago reporter? What is going to make you a good reporter?
  2. Let us know if you have any relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!
  3. Include one to three samples of your writing (news if you have the experience, but otherwise anything is fine).

We’re continuing the satire team! Get ready to write and publish funny stuff! Think the Onion, Reductress or the Betoota Advocate. Get around it!

Position descriptions Satire Team is responsible for preparing five to six headlines and bringing them to monthly meetings. See which ones bring the laughs and which ones bring deafening silence. The group will then turn these into articles taking turns 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!

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  • A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to write funny stuff for Farrago? What is going to make you a good satire team member?
  • Let us know if you’re interested in helping coordinate the team.
  • Include three original headlines you think are funny. Ideally less than 90 characters long. They can be in the form of news or something else. Make us laugh!

What’s a magazine without its graphics and illustrations? We are on the hunt for a new team manager to help us liaise with our wonderful creative teams to commission content for our print and online editions. If you’re keen to develop your creative as well as leadership skills, this is THE role for you!

Position descriptions The Illustration Team Manager is responsible for liaising between the Editors, and the Illustration and Graphics Teams. They will assign team members pieces to create accompanying graphics for based on direction provided by the Editors and their own creative input. They will be responsible for managing the teams and following up with them to ensure work is submitted in a timely manner. They will also serve as the first point of contact for their teams, providing illustrators and graphic designers with support when required.
How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns and student no.
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your illustration background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve on the illustration team? What sorts of pieces would you like to illustrate?
  5. 3 to 5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

We welcome all styles. From stick figures to sewing, from collages to calligraphy, bold lines to fine, old school bristle brushes to digital paint effects. From inanimate to animation. If you’re a closet/classroom doodler, want an excuse to realise your imagination and/or if you’re primed and experienced in our Design, Animation or Fine Arts faculties, we welcome you.

Position description In magazine work and the Media Department, illustrators are paired with written pieces or other articles they respond to by picture-making to help create an atmosphere, to visually represent, to clarify and/or emphasise the piece/article.

Types of pieces you’ll be paired with may include but are not limited to: non-fiction, news, creative and multimedia pieces. Illustrators will have the opportunity to be published in the remaining editions of Farrago in 2021. Illustrators will also have the chance to work with the Graphic Design and Social Media Team.

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: editors@farragomagazine.com by Tuesday 2 March 2021 5pm AEDT.

  1. Your name, pronouns and student no.? 
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty, are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your illustration background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve on the illustration team? What sorts of pieces would you like to illustrate?
  5. 3 to 5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

We call upon those who are interested in graphic design, publishing and visual communication to join the team and help us re-imagine and expand the way the Media Department occupies our online and traditional spaces. Ideal applicants will have some experience with the Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop (or be ready to learn).

Position description Graphic Designers manipulate, create and coordinate material and information in order to produce uniquely visual solutions to design briefs. These solutions must be generally aesthetic and accessible. Briefs may include social media posts and banners, event posters, Farrago mag pages (e.g. Calendar, Fodder Playlist, advertisements), Farrago and Radio Fodder website posts as well as external jobs.

You will have the opportunity to make decisions like sourcing visual material like illustrations and photography from the respective teams (or creating your own), selecting typography, formatting, and liaising with other relevant stakeholders. Graphic Designers will work with the Illustrator Team, Photography Team and Social Media Team.

*Note: if you don’t have Graphic Design experience but want to apply, attach examples of work that demonstrate your ability to consider space, aesthetic, and working multiple elements on a page

How to apply
Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: editors@farragomagazine.com by Tuesday 2 March 2021 5pm AEDT.

  1. Your name, pronouns and student no.
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty? are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your graphic design knowledge/experience
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve on the graphic design team? Do you specialise or want to specialise in a certain type of graphic design?
  5. At least 3-5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

Graphic Columnists have a unique opportunity to secure a two-page spread in all 6 editions should share their work. If you have something you love to make (e.g. sculpture, tapestry), draw (e.g. comics, illustrations), photograph or visually represent in any way, please apply! Keep in mind that Graphic Columnists should have an idea of a consistent theme (material or topical) that will tie their work together in 2021.

Position description Graphics Columnists can work in any medium as long as it can formatted in some way onto a two-page spread for print. Because Graphic Columnists are guaranteed a spot in all editions, our readers often come back for more. That’s why, consistency of quality and time management is crucial!

Other than that, we’d love for you to pitch us your ideas and share examples of work you have done that may echo your intended theme in 2021. It is preferred you pitch 2-3 themes at least. A theme can be anything from a medium to a style to a topic and more. All that matters is that you love it and feel you can commit to it in 2021.

How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns and student no.
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty? are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Information on your creative background and other relevant experiences/information
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what are some possible themes you want to tackle?
  5. At least 3 to 5 examples of your work (be mindful of file size): feel free to also link to external sites (ig, fb, blogs etc)
  6. Any equity needs

Calling all YouTubers! Are you interested in making documentaries? Skits or short films? Have you thought of interviewing people for news pieces or advertising Radio Fodder shows? The Farrago Video Team is the place for you!

Position descriptions The Farrago Video Team is made up of producers, writers, videographers, actors and editors who produce content for Farrago Video, our YouTube channel. This content could include animations, documentaries, short films, sketch comedy or even a regular web series. The Farrago Video Team has a lot of scope for development, so we encourage you to pitch any other types of video content. 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 videography and leadership experience, are likely to be around the office a lot next year and are keen to be a Video Team Manager 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.

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to be part of the video team? Are you a screenwriter, actor, producer or tech whiz? What kind of videos do you want to make?
  2. Let us know if you’re interested in a particular team, or the manager position.
  3. Let us know if you have any relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!)
  4. If you’ve made videos before, send us some examples. Similarly, if you’ve written scripts, send us some examples.
  5. If you’re interested in making a video series, pitch it to us. How often do you want to produce videos? Include a short script and three sample ideas for future videos

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 2021.

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. This position will include working alongside Reporters and writers, as well as liaising with the Social Media Team and Events Coordinators.

If you’ve got some photography and leadership experience, are likely to be around the office a lot next year and are keen to be a Photography Team Manager, 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.

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to be part of the photography team? Are you a whiz with photoshop? Or just keen on snaps? What kind of photos are you interested in?
  2. Let us know if you’re interested in the manager position.
  3. Let us know if you have relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!)
  4. Include three to five examples of your photography. You are also welcome to link your folio (website or blog).

Love getting around the ‘gram or sending out wicked tweets? We have the job for you! Help us write witty captions and share the incredible pieces created for Farrago and Radio Fodder, as well as the events and opportunities provided to the media team.

Position descriptions For both Farrago and Radio Fodder, we have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We also have a groovy snapchat as well. The Social Media Team is responsible for:

  • Maintaining consistent online presence for Farrago and Radio Fodder
  • Posting and engaging in timely social media content
  • Promoting and coverings media events (think launch parties)
  • Keeping up to date with platform updates and technology changes
  • Interacting with users and replying to messages in a timely fashion
  • Growing user engagement and reach whilst building a strong online community

A Social Media Coordinator position is also available, responsible for managing the team and liaising with the 2021 media officers. You may work closely with the Photography Team, Events Coordinators and Radio Fodder Blog Manager.

You will help each platform develop a schedule and be aware of the ins and outs of Farrago and Radio Fodder. They will help ensure timely posts and ensure a cohesive face for all the social media accounts.

How to apply Interested? Apply if you want to defeat algorithms!

Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. A little bit about yourself! What are you interested in? Why do you want to be a social media team member? What gets you going about social media? What are your plans for our online presence?
  2. Are you interested in being the social media coordinator?
  3. What platforms do you currently have? Let us know if you have any relevant experience (it’s okay if you don’t!) Link any of your social media accounts that you’re proud of (or that make you cringe).
  4. Send us examples of posts for Farrago’s: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  5. Send us examples of posts for Radio Fodder’s: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  6. BONUS: tell us how we can improve our current social media strategies.

Gigs, event launches and socials have been so important and integral to fostering community in the Media Department as well as expanding our reach. Most all our community are volunteers: the events are our thank you and celebration of these volunteers and their generous work.  We invite those of you who are keen planners with meticulous calendars, who like budgeting, allocating resources and liaising with many stakeholders to apply (we need you).

Position description Event managers will liaise with our Social Media Team, Photography Team, Radio Fodder Teams and Editors leading up to the events in order to ensure sufficient promotion and advertising. Working with Editors from the ground up, Managers will create regular events and help decide logistics (location, themes, food, activities) throughout the year, that include all 6 Farrago magazine launches! We acknowledge this role may look drastically different depending on COVID-19 circumstances and will require adaptability.
How to apply Collate information below in a pdf file titled [Name] – [Position(s)] and send to: join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 11:59pm AEDT

  1. Your name, pronouns and student number.
  2. Other information about you (optional): your faculty? are you an international student? Interstate? Do you identify as BIPOC, POC, CALD, LGBTQIA+? Hidden talents? Anything you want to share with us to help contextualise your application?
  3. Your event managing/organising experience and knowledge/skills that would help you in this role (e.g. hospitality cert, RSA cert, organisation skills)
  4. Your goals/vision for 2021: what do you hope to learn/achieve as an Event Manager? how would you organise virtual events? COVID-safe events?
  5. Any equity needs

If you have experience with some form of media or creative practise you’d like to work with that isn’t mentioned above (this may include video projects, performance events, club collaborations or anything else media-related). Or you may have a project you’re passionate about, that you think we could help you with in 2021.

If so, please send your idea in as much detail as possible to join@farragomagazine.com 

Send all questions and applications to join@farragomagazine.com by Monday 14th December 2020, 11:59 pm