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Join the Voiceworks Editorial Committee!

Voiceworks is looking for new members (aged 24 and under) to join our editorial committee. We’re after people who are familiar with Voiceworks and have a passion for developing talent in young writers. We need editors of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Interstate applications are welcome as we have a few opportunities for remote participation.

About Voiceworks and Express Media

Voiceworks is a national, quarterly literary journal featuring new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics and art by Australians under the age of 25. Voiceworks is written, edited and produced entirely by young people, and prides itself on providing writers with feedback on their work, whether it is published or not.

Voiceworks is published by Express Media, a national not-for-profit organisation that provides support and development opportunities for young writers.

Key Responsibilities

• Read and provide feedback to writers on submissions for each issue
• Participate in the selection of material for each issue
• Edit material for each issue under the direction of the Voiceworks editor
• Contribute to the artistic direction of Voiceworks, including ideas on themes, events, content, design and special issues
• Attend weekly meetings, quarterly proofreading sessions and launches
• Represent Express Media and Voiceworks publicly on a professional level through events such as launches, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Writers’ Festival and National Young Writers’ Festival.

Conditions

• The position requires attendance of one 2-hour meeting per week (currently Monday, 6-8pm) in the Express Media office, as well as submission reading, editing and feedback writing to be done from home during peak times.
• The position is voluntary and may fit with the internship project requirements of editing, publishing, journalism or writing students.
• Editorial committee members report to the Voiceworks editor
• Editorial committee members are covered by the appropriate insurance while working at the Express Media office, located in The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Selection Criteria

• A sound understanding of and passion for Voiceworks as a publication, and as a development opportunity for young writers
• A love of literature and an understanding of or demonstrable curiosity about the author/editor relationship
• A demonstrable commitment to a career in editing, publishing, writing or a related area
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
• The ability to respond to direction, and work both independently and as part of a team
• Expertise in word processing, email and internet applications

How to apply

Your application must include:

• Your covering letter
• Your statement addressing each of the selection criteria (2-page maximum)
• Your current CV (including date of birth and 3 references)

Combine them all in one document (word or PDF) saved as your last name.

For further information please call Express Media on (03) 9094 7888 or email Lucy Adams, Voiceworks editor, at editor@expressmedia.or.au.

To submit your application, select the appropriate category on our Submittable page, complete the form and upload your file here.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3 December, and the successful applicants are expected to begin around Monday, 8 January.

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