Positions Vacant for 2014

Are you a UNSW student with an interest in current affairs and student news?

Tharunka is hiring for our 2014 team. Tharunka is an excellent opportunity to hone your writing skills and build a portfolio of work. Staff writers and the designer will work closely with the elected editors to publish UNSW’s campus newspaper for the year.

All candidates must be continuing students in 2014. Candidates are strongly advised to refer to previous copies of Tharunka for article and design guidelines. These positions close at the end of January 3rd, 2014.

Have questions? Contact us at tharunka2014@gmail.com.

You can also apply as a contributor in any number of fields, including opinion, sports, arts and culture, technology and gaming, creative writing, satire, and in reporting from COFA. We’re also seeking photographers, illustrators and cartoonists to contribute to Tharunka in 2014.

Interested in any of these positions? Send an application to tharunka2014@gmail.com

Approx. $5200 p.a.

Tharunka requires a layout designer to collaborate with the editors in creating each issue of the magazine. The designer should have experience in using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and previous design experience is preferred. The candidate must be able to work to deadlines, be able to provide input into layout changes, and be committed for a period of one year; thirteen issues. Tharunka is an excellent opportunity to build up a portfolio of experience in media design.

Approx. $2500 – $3500 p.a.

Tharunka engages with the student community by reporting on matters of interest on campus and across the world. Three paid student journalists will submit regular articles on issues that concern students and the wider UNSW community. Candidates must be aware of issues on campus and in Sydney, must be able to pursue sources and stakeholders, and be able to write to deadline.

The role involves the submission of one or more pieces totalling one thousand words per fortnight for thirteen issues. Previous experience in journalism is preferred, and students of the JMRC and those enrolled in other media-related degrees will be given priority.


Tharunka maintains a group of reviewers across the year to write reviews and features on a variety of material including new music releases, films, theatre and the arts. These positions are unpaid, but could lead to writing longer features that may come with remuneration. These positions are an excellent opportunity for aspiring reviewers and those who would like to compile a portfolio for future employment.

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