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VOICEWORKS ADMINISTRATION INTERN

Voiceworks is looking for an organised and diligent intern with a passion for words to join our team. We’re keen to hear from people who are familiar with Voiceworks and have an interest in the processes behind getting a literary journal to print.

ABOUT EXPRESS MEDIA AND VOICEWORKS

Express Media is a national, not-for-profit organisation that provides development opportunities for young people in the literary arts. Express Media’s flagship publication is Voiceworks, a national literary journal featuring exciting new short stories, 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.

We are a small and passionate team that works closely out of our Melbourne office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the processing of Voiceworks submissions, including entering contributor details from Submittable into a Microsoft Excel database and filing and printing submissions

  • Undertake administrative tasks, including mail, phone calls, word processing and spreadsheet tasks

  • Communicate with Voiceworks contributors via email and respond to enquiries

  • Other tasks and duties as directed by the Voiceworks Editor

  • If there are other aspects of Express Media’s program with which the intern would like to become familiar, there is potential scope to shadow other staff and assist with other tasks during quieter periods in the publication cycle

CONDITIONS

  • The applicant must be 25 years or under at the time of commencing the internship

  • The position is for the equivalent of one short day per week, 10am-3.30pm, with actual days & times to be negotiated

  • The internship is expected to last between 3-6 months to cover at least one but ideally two publication cycles (this is negotiable to fit within the needs of the intern)

  • The position is voluntary and may fit with the internship project requirements of arts management, editing and publishing, communications or professional writing students

  • The Voiceworks Administration Intern reports to the Voiceworks Editor

  • The position is located at the Express Media office, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

  • The intern is covered by appropriate insurance while working at Express Media, and is provided with a workstation and a friendly working environment

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A sound understanding of Express Media and Voiceworks and a commitment to their values

  • A demonstrable commitment to a career in arts administration, communications, professional writing and editing 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

  • Excellent organisational skills and an enthusiasm for administration

  • Experience in word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet applications or enthusiasm to learn

HOW TO APPLY

Your application must include: 1) Your covering letter; 2) Your statement addressing each of the selection criteria (2-page maximum); and, 3) Your current CV (including date of birth and 2 references), all in one document (word or PDF) saved as your last name.

For further information please email Voiceworks Editor Mira Schlosberg at editor@expressmedia.org.au.

To submit your application, select the appropriate category on our Submittable page, complete the form and upload your file: https://expressmedia.submittable.com/submit.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 October , and the successful candidate is expected to begin in the role in early November.