Come join us in 2024!

The University of Melbourne’s student-run Media Department is situated on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. We are responsible for representing, connecting and providing media-related learning opportunities for all University of Melbourne students. Our flagship publication is the 99-year-old student magazine, Farrago. We also run Radio Fodder and the student writing competition, Above Water.

The 2024 Media Department would like to welcome you into what we hope will be another great year of student media. We’re incredibly grateful to be the next keepers of that almost-century-old Farrago flame and we aspire to be worthy of all that comes with this long, rocky but ultimately worthwhile legacy of Melbourne student media. Having come out of an especially rocky couple of years, this year we hope to bring a renewed focus to building the student media community by welcoming students from across the University of Melbourne. The only way to grow as a publication and a department is with new blood that can bring the kind of skills and ideas necessary to break into new types of writing and new audiences. This year, we’re introducing some new positions, such as a bigger and better Reviews Team, more leadership roles, and an Events team amongst others. We encourage anyone who is remotely curious about these roles to apply or ask questions.

What the Media Department does would not be possible without the commitment and talent of student volunteers, and lucky for you, no good deed goes unrewarded. Being part of the Media Collective comes with its perks: it allows you to have your creative output edited and published while opening up connections to industry and other paid opportunities. Manager positions are especially rewarding as leadership roles, providing the opportunity for professional industry experience. We also host free events and workshops throughout the year where you could hear from professionals in the industry, get free drinks, meet other media-hungry people, and show off your work!

Our roles are entry-level and do not require prior experience unless explicitly noted in the position descriptions below. Please feel free to apply for a position even if you’re not entirely sure you have the qualifications – chances are you might still get the role! If you have any questions, have experience with previously under-represented genres (e.g. multilingual poetry, slam poetry) that you’d like to work with, or have a role in mind you don’t see listed here, then shoot us an email with as much detail as you’d like to

Lots of love,

Gunjan, Joel, Jessica and Kien-Ling

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition One 2024


It’s 2012 and you have just opened Tumblr. A photo pops up of MGMT in skinny jeans, teashade sunglasses and mismatching blazers that are reminiscent of carpets and ‘60s curtains. Alexa Chung and Alex Turner have just broken up. His love letter has been leaked and Tumblr is raving about it—”my mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it.” Poetry at its peak: romance is alive.

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