Expression of Interest: Editorial Assistant

Togatus is the independent student media at the University of Tasmania, by students, for students. It is a place for discussion, debate, and dissent on any aspect of the university student experience. Togatus offers a fun, collaborative working environment where freedom of expression and creativity is encouraged.

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in media and communications. This position also gives insight on how Togatus operates, and it provides an excellent starting point to progress to higher responsibilities.

Three Editorial Assistant positions are available.


Contract:  The contract commences on the 1st of December and ends on the 30th of November 2018. The Editorial Assistant position is voluntary, however hard work and dedication is appreciated and recognised.

Demand: Approximately 3 hours per week.


Editorial assistants work in collaboration with the editors, undertaking production of duties as required.

  • Propose and create content for online and print publication on a regular basis.
  • Assist in editing articles, as required.
  • Monitor multiple blogs and social media feeds by student publications, the SRCs, the TUU State President, noteworthy writers, news outlets etc. for relevant student news.
  • Attend meetings organised by the Editor-in-Chief, as required.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be currently enrolled at the University of Tasmania. A Bachelor of Media degree or Journalism major/minor is advantageous but not required.

Desirable Skills

The ideal candidate will have good written and verbal communication skills, excellent eye for editorial detail, and a genuine passion for student media. They will have some experience in content production.

Immediate Supervisor

Deputy Editor, ultimately responsible to the Editor-in-Chief

Application Process

To submit an expression of interest for this position, please forward a current resume and a cover letter addressing eligibility criteria, desirable skills, and experience relative to responsibilities to the Editor-in-Chief no later than Monday 20th of November 2017.

Interviews for this role will be done within the following dates: Tuesday 21st of November and Monday the 27th of November 2017.


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