Join Us

 

The frustration we hear from fresh grads is the need to have ‘work experience’ to be successful in their job applications.

At Meld Magazine, students are put on the same beat as other fully-fledged journalists and content creators. Join our growing community of writers, editors, photographers, illustrators and designers. Gain real work experience and build your portfolio with us!

First established in 2008, Meld Magazine is an independent not-for-profit online media outlet with a diverse audience of readers. We seek to provide international students with a platform for their issues and voices to be heard and to ensure that their stories are well-represented within the Australian media landscape. We are just one part of Meld Community, an organisation which aims to support international students and is also responsible for the annual Melbourne International Student Conference.

 


Meld is looking for new volunteer team members for 2020! Below are the lists of roles that are available.

 Copyeditor

As a Copyeditor you will be responsible for editing article drafts and ensuring that they are ready to be published. You will liaise with the managing editor and the community manager and organize articles to be delivered across online platforms. This role will suit students in their second or final year. You will also be able to pitch and write stories for Meld. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation mistakes. 
  • Fact-checking and ensuring that the sources are correct and reliable
  • Ensuring the article follows Meld Magazine standard formatting 
  • Making sure the article represents international students perspective
  • Ensuring the article flows cohesively and clearly conveys the message
  • Communicate with reporters on how to improve the article 

Selection and Criteria: 

  • Proficient editorial skills. 
  • Proficiency in english language
  • Taking initiative: find and create story ideas for Meld, pitching to the Managing Editor once a week
  • Understanding of International student life in Australia 

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Digital Reporter/Content Creator

As a Digital Reporter, you are the bread and butter of Meld Magazine. You will report to Meld Magazine’s Managing Editor and produce content relevant to International students. Whether you’re writing about Challenges International students are facing, or which weekend getaway spots students should go to learn how to see more of Australia, we welcome you. 

Key Responsibilities:

    • Produce relevant content for Meld’s audience of international students
    • Taking initiative: find and create story ideas for Meld, pitching to the Managing Editor once a week
    • Source and interview relevant people to bring depth to articles
    • Meet deadlines and honour commitments
    • Shoot video and take photos if necessary
    • Event coverage: this means access to a wide range of events

Selection Criteria:

  • Ideally a student in a relevant degree: Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing
  • Experience as a writer. We only accept works outside your assignments as suitable examples.
  • Understand and keep up to date with international student topics in Australia 
  • Basic understanding and a keen interest in other realms of online content creation including photography, videography, video editing or graphic design (not essential but highly favourable)

In your application let us know what type of stories that you’d like to write

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AudioVisual Creator 

As an AudioVisual, you will report to Meld Magazine’s Media Manager and will receive the opportunity to produce and direct a diverse range of online content relevant to Meld’s audiences. Your duties include creating visual and audio content that will be published online as well as assisting in event coverage. If you like Photography, Videography, or Podcasts, this role is for you. 

Additional work outside office hours may be required of the Community Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team to produce relevant content for Meld’s audience of international students
  • Taking initiative: research and generate content ideas for Meld
  • Shoot and edit content that is up to par with our expectations
  • Going to events with digital reporters to cover the event. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Interest and understanding of Pre-production, production, post-production workflows. 
  • Knowledge in using production equipment (tell us what equipment you use)
  • Knowledge in using Adobe editing software (Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom, Audition)
  • Ability to work together as a team
  • Able to meet editorial deadlines and honour commitments
  • An understanding of the current international student life in Australia

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Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer, you will report to Meld Magazine’s Media Manager and will receive the opportunity to produce a diverse range of online content relevant to Meld’s audiences. Your will contribute to Meld’s visual content in the form of graphics and relevant works, and will have a hand in Meld’s overall online aesthetic. This is a voluntary role fit for students in their second or final year. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce relevant content for Meld’s audience of international students
  • Taking initiative: research and generate content ideas for Meld, pitching to the Managing Editor
  • Create graphics according to creative briefs
  • Manage Meld’s design aesthetic.
  • Able to meet editorial deadlines and honour commitments

Selection Criteria:

  • Ideally a student in relevant degree
  • Knowledge in using Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects)
  • Ability to create graphics based on creative briefs.
  • A keen eye for detail and sense of what works well in different online platforms
  • Able to provide samples of past work

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Digital Marketing/Social Media Associate

As our digital marketing intern, you will report to Meld Magazine’s Community Manager and an external industry mentor and will receive the opportunity to pitch, create, implement and measure digital marketing projects and strategies for us. This role is everything social! So If you know the social media tricks, hashtags and memes this role is for you. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Research and propose strategies to increase traffic into the Meld’s website and socials: This include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and marketing campaigns
  2. Brainstorm new and current trends with community manager
  3. Manage Meld Magazine’s social media accounts together with community manager 
  4. Schedule social media posts to keep consistent flow of content.
  5. Liaise with external partners about collaborations/paid projects. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Interest in learning paid digital marketing – Facebook/Instagram ads, MailChimp newsletter, Linkedin, etc
  • Knowledge in using different social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat) 
  • Interest in social media management tools 
  • A keen eye for detail and task oriented
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems promptly when an issue arises

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send us your CV, work sample and why you want to work with us before the end of December 2019 to jason.hendriks@meldmagazine.com.au

Meld also accept contributions and pitches, which can be made to meld@meldmagazine.com.au