UP to three production editor roles are open for students looking to pick up useful skills that can be applied across a wide variety of roles in digital media. Find out how you can apply.
It’s the season of goodbyes as we farewell two of our production editors Rebecca Di Nuzzo and Jessica-Anne Lyons, who have, since graduating, gone on to find exciting new jobs in the media industry. This means we’re now ready to take on, train and equip new volunteers with snazzy new skills in digital news production, which we hope will come in very handy by the time you’re looking for a job in digital too. We are looking to recruit up to three production editors, who will be responsible for homepage packaging, proofing copy before they are published on Meld’s website, making sure stories go out on time, sharing stories on social media and publishing our weekly e-newsletters.
Ideally, you will be:
- A digital native who is technically competent and comfortable with carrying out basic photo and image manipulation
- Proficient in the use of social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills
- Highly motivated with the ability to work independently, but also a good team player
- Meticulous in your work with an eye for detail especially when it comes to spotting spelling, grammar and other tech errors
- Highly organised and can work in a timely fashion to meet deadlines
We will provide you training in using WordPress and MailChimp, as well as equip you with basic Search Engine Optimisation know-how and other competencies that would be useful in the digital newsroom. You will be required to commit a couple of hours each week, mainly in the evenings, and you can work from anywhere with an internet connection.
This position is unpaid, but is an excellent opportunity for second to final year university students to pick up useful skills that can be applied across a wide variety of roles in digital media. Meld’s volunteers have gone on to secure jobs locally and overseas in local government and companies such as Google, Private Media, News Limited, Channel NewsAsia, Malaysiakini, The Star Online, The Edge Malaysia, The Word Collective, Ogilvy, ING Direct and PwC.
To confirm your interest, please email a CV and cover letter, and recent academic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 24, 2014.
**Based in Carlton, Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience. The founders of this magazine include present and former international students from various industries, including media and marketing, business, law and international student services. Visit Meld’s About Us page for more information about the organisation.