This is an opportunity to gain experience creating printed publications from start to finish, put your problem-solving skills to the test and make some awesome connections. This role is high pressure but high reward!
Verse Magazine provides the UniSA student community with the opportunity to connect, engage with one another, showcase their work and assist in skill development. The magazine editorial team consists of the Head Editor, Graphic Designer and Content & Social Designer.
The magazine consists solely of UniSA students' (and graduates') work and sees a wide range of contributions in the form of poems, art, travel stories, reviews, opinion pieces, music playlists and heaps more. There are also some USASA (University of South Australia Student Association) focused pieces, such as student club interviews, advocacy column and president piece. This is on top of regular segments, including Humans of UniSA, feature artists and graduate interviews.
Six editions of Verse are printed throughout the academic year. Content from the magazine, as well as additional unique content, competitions and more, is shared weekly through the numerous online Verse platforms. In 2024 we are looking to expand on exciting content and web exclusives to improve online engagement.
The head editor is responsible for leading the editorial team with a collaborative, organised and passionate approach to deliver all six editions of Verse Magazine for 2024. This role requires conviction and a willingness to take on a large amount of responsibility with a fair and open mind whilst also being the 'leader' of the editorial team. The head editor must strive to actively listen and connect with the broad student body of UniSA. It is desirable that the head editor is a meticulous proofreader and copywriter. They should also consider themselves 'good' at networking while also being proactive in identifying trends/tapping into the current student zeitgeist.
Head Editor Core Responsibilities:
The graphic designer is responsible for curating, constructing and creating the visuals for all six editions of Verse Magazine for 2024. This role requires a willingness to take on a large amount of responsibility, and the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure. The graphic designer must work closely with the head editor to create consistency between the written and visual aspects of the magazine, as well as working with the Content & Social Designer to ensure the magazine's 'style' is carried into digital formats. This role requires strong creative problem solving and forward planning, in particular in regard to sourcing student artwork. The graphic designer must strive to actively listen and connect with the broad student body of UniSA. It is also desirable for the graphic designer to be an 'all-rounder' - having mid-range skills in photography, illustration, copywriting, digital design, etc.
Graphic Designer Core Responsibilities:
The Content & Social Designer is responsible for collaborating with the team to promote all aspects of the magazine and to create and maintain the online presence of Verse Magazine for 2024. The Content & Social Designer must work closely with the Head Editor and Graphic Designer to create consistent communications, both written and visual. This role requires strong forward planning and innovation skills, regarding sourcing student submissions. The Content & Social Designer must strive to actively listen and connect with the broad student body of UniSA. It is desirable (but not a requirement) that the Content & Social Designer has previous experience with video production/editing, social media management, WordPress and MailChimp.
Content & Social Designer Core Responsibilities:
To apply, you'll need to complete the application form by Mon, 13 November 2023.
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