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Come Join Us in 2023!

For our list of positions and information on how to apply, click here.

Second round of applications close Sunday 12 March 2023, 11:59pm AEDT.


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 98-year-old student magazine Farrago. We also run the radio station Radio Fodder and the Fodder blog.

If you missed our first round of applications and/or are an incoming student keen on getting your hands dirty with student media, we’re beyond excited to open up a second round of applications for 2023! Our 2023 vision is centred around the representation of students from all backgrounds (including CALD, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, students from campuses outside of Parkville, and international and offshore students), interests, faculties, languages and stages in their creative pursuits. We’ve put in a lot of work to improve our accessibility and outreach, and are introducing dedicated positions such as a Regional and Suburban Campus based team, new per-department Social Media Team positions, and more! 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, 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: shoot us an email with as much detail as you’d like to


The 2023 Farrago Editors

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Two 2023


What would you find if you walked through the looking glass into another time? Why are all the plastic googly eyes you spilt over your bedroom floor following your every move? The entire universe and beyond is your disco ball of scintillating possibility.

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