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 comes with a great potential for professional development, networking, and an increased connection with the student community.

Two Editorial Assistant positions are available.

Contract: Immediate commencement, term ending in 30th November 2017. Renumerated by honoraria (to be negotiated)

Demand: Minimum 10 hours per week.


The Editorial Assistant will work in collaboration with the Digital Editor and/or Print Editor, undertaking production of duties as required.

The duties of this position include:

  • Propose and create content for online and print publication.
  • Ensure the creation of new content on a regular basis.
  • Fact checking and proofreading of contributors’ work.
  • 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 all 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

Print and/or Digital Editor, ultimately responsible to the Editor-in-Chief.

Application Process

To submit an expression of interest for this position, please forward a current resume with a covering letter addressing eligibility criteria, desirable skills, and experience relative to responsibilities to the Editor-in-Chief, April Cuison at no later than 5.00 pm Friday 24th February 2017.