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!
The next available positions run from December 2022 to November 2023.
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, Communications & Digital Editor (Comms & Digital Editor) and the Graphic 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. Involvement in 2020 & 2021 on-campus activities allowed for Verse to be promoted to engaged students, this will continue in 2022. 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 2022 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 2022. 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 communications editor 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 2022. The comms editor 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 communication editor must strive to actively listen and connect with the broad student body of UniSA. It is desirable (but not a requirement) that the Comms & Digital Editor has previous experience with video production/editing, social media management, WordPress and MailChimp.
Comms Editor Core Responsibilities:
The graphic designer is responsible for curating, constructing and creating the visuals for all six editions of Verse Magazine for 2022. 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 comms & digital editor 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:
To apply, you'll need to complete the application form including a cover letter and a resume by 12 November 2021. That's it. If you have any questions, please contact USASA.Marketing@usasa.sa.edu.au
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