The Junction

POSITION: Journalism Chief of Staff

Danny Chifley, 7th July 2020
The Junction Editorial Board is looking for an experienced journalist/journalism educator to guide an exciting collaborative project involving 25 universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

The Making a Difference Project runs in second semester 2020 and focuses on “constructive journalism’. It involves university journalism students producing stories that demonstrate greater depth and nuance, and addresses complex problems with possible solutions and fresh ideas. Financial support for the project has been generously provided by the Judith Neilson Institute.

As Chief of Staff you will work with the editorial board to bring the project to fruition. You will report to The Junction Editor and Site Coordinator and liaise with campus editors to support them as they integrate the project within their respective curricula. You will ensure editorial and production standards are met on The Junction site and you will help ensure consistency, while encouraging diversity within the parameters of the project. You will assist in making connections and organising events with our project partner, the Constructive Institute in Denmark.

You will be a self-starter, with journalism experience and experience teaching journalism at university level. You will understand the importance of fostering collaboration between universities and assisting students to publish their best work for general audiences.  You will be comfortable liaising with journalism educators across Australia and the region about their respective programs’ content on The Junction website and about the creation and publication of of text, video, audio and multimedia content.

The successful applicant will be employed for 16 weeks from late July for a total of 400 hours. Whilst this is an average of 25 hours per week, it is expected that the number of hours worked per week will vary across the period, dependent on production schedules. This is a work from home position and you will need to have good internet access and access to a computer that is functional with WordPress.

More information about the Making the Difference project is available here.

For enquiries please contact The Junction’s site coordinator Kayt Davies on

Applications of a curriculum vitae and a 250 word statement as to why you are suited to the position should be emailed to the site coordinator Kayt Davies on, no later than 6pm, Tuesday 7 July 2020.

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