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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.

Below are the current roles that students can apply for. Please note that all roles at Meld Magazine are voluntary.


COPY EDITOR

Students looking for an opportunity to develop their editing skills and produce a diverse body of online content can now apply to be a Copy Editor at Meld Magazine, Australia’s leading online publication dedicated to international students in the country.

As Copy Editor, you will be responsible for ensuring editorial copy on Meld Magazine’s website meets an exceptional and professional standard. Your duties include proofreading articles edited by the Managing Editor, publishing stories and sharing them across Meld’s social media profiles (including Facebook and Twitter) and help brainstorm future content and campaigns with the Managing Editor and Community Manager. Copy Editors can also expect to produce content for the website as well. This is a voluntary role most ideal for for a final year student.

Applicants must be able to dedicate at least one day in the office (an open co-working space located at the Foundation for Young Australians’ head office). Additional work outside office hours may be required of the Copy Editor.

This opportunity is not just exclusive to international students – local students are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Editing and proofreading written content before it is published
  • Exercise quality control to ensure publication is of the highest standards of style and writing
  • Frequently collaborating with Managing Editor and Community Manager to devise future content and campaigns
  • Produce relevant content of varying complexity and forms (written, social and video) for Meld’s audience of international students

Selection Criteria

  • Ideally in second or third year of tertiary study in relevant degree (Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing)
  • Advanced level of English
  • Basic understanding and keen interest in other realms of online content creation including photography, videography, video editing or graphic design (not essential but highly favourable)
  • An understanding of the current international student lifestyle
  • Highly organised: Able to meet and respect editorial deadlines
  • Familiarity with Fairfax style guide (not essential but highly favourable)
  • Friendly attitude: Able to work in a team and openly collaborate
  • Knowledge of Slack and Trello desirable but not essential
  • Effective communication skills and attention to detail

If this sounds like you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter and any examples of published writing work (university essays won’t be accepted) to: careers@meldmagazine.com.au

Applications close Monday, July 23.


DIGITAL REPORTER

Students looking for an opportunity to develop their skills as online content creators and journalists can now apply to be a Digital Reporter at Meld Magazine, Australia’s leading online publication dedicated to international students in the country.

As a Digital Reporter, you will report to Meld Magazine’s Managing Editor and will receive the opportunity to produce a diverse range of online content relevant to Meld’s audiences. This includes hard news, lifestyle and entertainment, human interest stories and much more! Your duties include researching and writing articles assigned by the Managing Editor, pitching original ideas to produce to the Managing Editor and helping Meld in its aims to further support international students. This is a voluntary role fit for students in their second or final year.

Applicants must be able to dedicate at least one day in the office (an open co-working space located at the Foundation for Young Australians’ head office). Additional work outside office hours may be required of the Digital Reporter.

This opportunity is not just exclusive to international students – local students are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Produce relevant content of varying complexity and forms (written and video) for Meld’s audience of international students
  • Taking initiative: research and generate story ideas for Meld, pitching to Managing Editor
  • Interview community members and international guests
  • Create and deliver stories in timely fashion, meeting editorial deadlines
  • Shoot video and take photos when necessary

Selection Criteria

  • Ideally in second or third year of tertiary study in relevant degree (Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing)
  • Experience as a writer (We will not accept assignments and essays as suitable examples of work)
  • Basic understanding and keen interest in other realms of online content creation including photography, videography, video editing or graphic design (not essential but highly favourable)
  • An understanding of the current international student lifestyle
  • Effective communication skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to meet and respect assigned deadlines
  • Friendly attitude, able to work in a team and openly collaborate
  • Knowledge of Slack and Trello desirable but not essential

If this sounds like you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter and any examples of published writing work (university essays won’t be accepted) to: careers@meldmagazine.com.au

Applications close Monday, July 23.