2021 Multilingual Pulp Editor - Chinese Speaking

Location: USYD Camperdown Campus

  • Paid journalism experience while you study
  • Opportunity to amplify the voices of students on campus
  • Career learning and development
  • Pulp is completely funded and supported by the USU


Pulp is your go-to University of Sydney student publication, with an independent voice, covering everything from campus news, student opinions and uni culture and trends. Pulp ventures beyond the written word and into the world of podcasting, video content and live Twitter feeds & accesses the USU WeChat audience to provide content on all platforms to students.

To join the team you have a love for telling stories. You have a keen eye for detail. You have a strong sense of what is newsworthy and entertaining for our diverse campus-wide audience. You are interested in journalism & content production.

You are able to speak and write in both Chinese Language and English and are passionate about international students on campus. You are able to communicate effectively on WeChat with high engagement from the audience. You have experience translating documents from English into Chinese.



The USU is looking for one dedicated, engaged and creative person to be the next multilingual editor of our online publication, PULP.

We are looking for one editor to join the team with a particular focus on curating articles that appeal to our Chinese audience, self-generating content and translating articles into Chinese. You will be part of a team of dedicated editors and a loyal following of contributors who never miss a beat on reporting what’s happening on campus. Supported by the USU Marketing and Communications Team and Directors of Student Publications, the role provides the perfect opportunity to develop real-world job ready skills – our past editors are working in media outlets across the country!



  • Work as a team to plan, produce, edit and manage PULP – the USU’s digital and entertainment news platform
  • Source, edit and proof-read written and multimedia content produced by students for students
  • Curating a daily must-read for USyd students while building an increased online readership base and contribution support from international students
  • Contribute to and proactively review PULP’s content strategy on an ongoing basis
  • Translate relevant articles into Chinese or English as required
  • Cover USU events and grow Pulp readership
  • Develop and manage your own team of collaborators
  • Remain impartial and independent always



Please review the position description here before applying.



This role requires you to work from just before the start of each semester to approximately the end of the semester in 2021.

Expected Contract Duration: 15 March 2021 to 27 June 2021 and 9 August 2021 to 5 December 2021 this position requires a minimum 10 hours per week. Additional hours may be required during busy periods.

Outside of the above dates: Depending on business needs there is a possibility you may be asked to work during the mid-semester break.

*It is strongly recommended that no holidays be planned to coincide with the contract working period. Any potential holidays or exchange programs must be disclosed if you are interviewed for the role and approved by the Digital Marketing Specialist before you commit to them.



  • Current University of Sydney Student
  • An active USU Membership – it’s free, join here!
  • Ability to write articles and communicate professionally  in Chinese Language(s) as well as English
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the USU student target market
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to research, conduct interviews and produce content of interest to the student
  • Strong grammar, research and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective, committed and enthusiastic
    team member
  • A demonstrated passion for all aspects of pop culture including film, TV, music, and the
    internet, and a finger on the pulse of all things #stupol and #auspol. The role requires a great
    deal of initiative and you should be equipped with a broad knowledge and understanding of
    all these areas
  • Willingness to comply with defamation and copyright law and USU policies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USU activities, services and programs
  • Demonstrated passion for improving the student experience by providing
    meaningful, relevant and entertaining content to the student community
  • Innovative and creative, understand trends and social media trends, including digital
    content and social media


  • Demonstrated online editorial experience, exceptional writing and reporting skills as well as an ability to produce viral content
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high level, engaging video content
  • Demonstrated website management experience, especially CMS and SEO skills
  • Interest in learning about or knowledge of website applications and content management systems (CMS)
  • Experience producing news stories, in-depth investigative features, and opinion pieces
  • Previous published work with PULP and or other online/printed publications
  • Previous published submissions to other online and printed publications



Hours of work: 10 hours per week at $24.30 per hour + 9.5% Superannuation



Short-listed Applicants must be available for an interview of approximately 20 minutes duration on Thursday 11 March 2021 between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Please indicate your availability on the Application Form when applying.



The successful applicant needs to be available to start week commencing Monday 15 March 2021.







Applications submitted after the closing time will not be considered. Please give yourself ample time to submit your application electronically.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia for at least 10 hours a week to be eligible to apply for this role

  1. Scroll down and to complete the online application form
  2. Click the Next button and then:
    • Attach a Cover Letter (maximum 2 pages, in MS Word or PDF format only) addressing the selection criteria above, and referring to the Position Description, detailing why you wish to be a Pulp Editor and what you can offer to the position
    • Attach your resume (maximum 2 pages, in MS Word or PDF format only), including phone contact details of two recent referees you reported directly to
    • In one file attach 2 examples of your written work in both Chinese and English (for example news articles, features, reviews, opinion pieces, or blog posts) – previously published, unpublished or produced for the purposes of this application (maximum attachment size should be 2MBs, in MS Word or PDF Format only)
    • Provide links to any previously created audio-visual content hosted online in the field provided (optional)

Please note:

  • The selection process for this role will most likely require shortlisted candidates to complete a writing and/or editing test
  • Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage
  • Applications received after the closing time will not be considered. Please give yourself ample time to submit your application electronically


PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage.



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