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October 5, 2009 | by  | in News Online Only | [ssba]

Salient 2010 wants YOU. Yeah, you.

Oh hai! Come and work for Salient in 2010. It’ll be swell. Promise!

Most of the paid positions for 2010 have now been filled. We’re still on the prowl for a distributor, as well as eager volunteers to fill the pages of Salient with joy and goodness!

Incoming ed Sarah Robson is looking to fill the following positions…


Paid, 37.5 hour position. Looking for a swish designer with experience in Adode Suite and Mac to make Salient pleasing to the eye. Please submit a CV and portfolio.

News Editor

Paid, 15-20 hour position. Responsible for eight pages of news per issue, and the odd feature. Must be a dedicated news-hound with a passion for accurate, hard-hitting reporting. News writing experience, knowledge of VUWSA and VUW would be ace. Some writing samples would be cool.

Feature Writers

Paid, 5-7 hour position. Looking to hire two people to do a major cover story feature every two weeks and submit smaller features as required. Intelligent, original, quirky writers, with a keen eye for truth, please apply!


Paid, 5 hour position. Responsible for uploading the weekly content onto the Salient website. Must have experience with WordPress and InDesign and must be free Fridays.

Chief Sub-Editor

Paid, 5 hour position. Grammar and spelling Nazis most welcome.


Get Salient out to the dirty masses of Wellington and ensure Salient reaches the satelitte campuses.

And Salient wouldn’t be the magazine it is without the help of some awesome volunteers! We pay you in pizza and cheer and joy!

Arts Editor(s)

One or two arts buffs needed to co-ordinate the Arts section of the magazine. Films, theatre, music, gigs, visual arts, etc. Responsible for delegating content and ensuring the pages are filled with arty goodness.

News Writers

Work with the News Editor to bring comprehensive coverage of student affairs on campus and in wider Wellington. Break stories. Report on what’s going on. Sharpen your writing skills.

Political Reporter

Head down to Parliament and let the people know what those busy politicians are up to.

Online Editor

The Salient website is a community, manage the content going up onto the site and push up visitor numbers.


Got something to say? Write about news and current affairs, or your whim and fancy on the Salient blogs.

Campus Correspondents

Penetrate the goings on at Pipitea, Te Aro and Karori campuses, and report back to your fellow students.


Humourous, serious, whimsical – hit me with an idea!


Make us laugh with your creations.


Reaching out to those of you with a creative bent. Provide our pages with some of your beautiful work.


We have camera. Please take photos.


Games, arts, film, music, gigs, books, classical music, food, beer, theatre yadda yadda yadda…


Make sure Sarah’s spelunk and grammer skillz iz gud.


You are the lifeblood of Salient. It’s your magazine. Come and help make 2010 another super year!

All applications, expressions of interest or requests for more information can be sent to


About the Author ()

Editor for 2010, politics nerd, panda fan and three-time award-winning student journalist.

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  1. Mikey says:

    chief sub editer is mineee!!!!!!! stay aways

  2. There’s an ex-courier called Mike who’s looking for employment.

  3. Daniel J Miles says:

    Erm, incoming editor WHO?

  4. Alyx says:

    Hah, whatevs Mikey. I’ma fight you for it.

  5. Mikey says:

    ill fight u on t he vegetafighter forum

  6. Alyx says:

    I’m plugging in my dial-up modem right now.

  7. Wu says:

    What about the vegeta fighter mods?!?!?!!!!!!!!!1

  8. Hank Scorpio says:

    hire me i’m the best better than the rest

  9. smackdown says:

    don’t listen to him he’s the fib master he’s master of fibs

  10. Brunswick says:

    37.5 hours? ….Really?

  11. Jemima says:

    Good one, brunswick. You tell ’em. Salient is all about the money.

  12. Liam Nub says:

    Ahhhhhhhhh, I think you’ll be needing a nub column with me, Liam Nub, called The Nub of the Green.

  13. I think it’s fair to say that anyone applying for one of the paid positions will find themselves working at least twice the hours they’re paid for. That’s just the Salient game for you.

  14. I don’t remember working. I remember swivelling on my chair and making fun of the A-Team.

  15. Kia ora, healthy people, kia ora.

  16. JessAwezum says:

    As long as Ella f*cking Smellington and her fagarse Fashion on Campus don’t make it back, I don’t care if Blanket man gets a paid position. Sweet Gandhi knows he needs it more than her

  17. Hank Scorpio says:

    fashion on campus makes me feel all grubby like my clothes are too clownshoes to wear in public

    it also makes me think vic uni is full of people who’ve stepped through a worm hole from the 1940s

    smackdown, your thoughts?

  18. smackdown says:

    my fav shirt is my beatles revolver shirt thats the best shirt

  19. pterodactyl-rider says:

    Ella wore crocs all through high school. Truly. Her opinion means nothing. I think all us dirty, poor, and slightly pungent students look pretty fucking fantastic most days. Fuck alternative dress codes. You all look retarded. I mean, what the shit? Did you just step out of the TARDIS?

    Note: Dr Who is actually kind of cool but I’m just saying you all look like morons.

  20. Fashionista says:

    Ella has an impeccable eye for style. You just don’t know any better.

  21. Renee Lyons says:

    Muahaha, Mikey will never know of my secret plan to take over his position by bribing Sarah with bubbly chocolate … Oops!

  22. Renee Lyons says:

    Also Mikey, you fail for excessive puncutation marks!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Renee Lyons says:

    and I fail for misspelling punctuation …

  24. :D says:

    zOMG I wonder who “Fashionista” is?

  25. Ed Brownlee says:

    Sarah Robson
    The Internet

    14 October 2009

    Dear Ms Robson

    I am presently the distinguished Poet Laureate of Craccum.

    With this position comes
    A great deal of responsibility, I supply
    Nearly all of the poetry for the magazine
    Though this is usually only one item a week

    And it is always in acrostic, I would
    Not belittle the role. In

    Addition to supplying
    Culture and other sorts of stuff, I have also
    Replaced film reviews, Exec reports and
    One article about Barry
    Soper with acrostic poems, occasionally
    To the delight of the
    International students in particular who read
    Craccum, I know this

    Cause Rosabel Tan wrote a fan letter
    Once, about my poetry. Anyway, I understand you may be
    Loathe to accept tips from the second best
    University magazine in the country, but I
    Must implore you to consider
    Next year appointing a poet laureate

    Kind regards

    E J Brownlee Esq.

  26. smackdown says:

    guess nobody wants to write for sloan huh

  27. Rosabel says:

    If you have any enquiries about Ed Brownlee’s abilities I am more than happy to provide a reference.

    ps. i will be your photographer if you pay me in candy and cheerios.

  28. Liam nub says:

    Ahhhhhh Hellooo. I’m keen to write news.;dfk’dsljkdskjdsg

    sorry I keep dripping sweat on my keyboard.pasdofjsdfsdfwhcih keeps shorting out.

    Also my mental problemasofhsdofafsdho mean that I appear to be a nub.

  29. Cameron says:

    Wow comrade Sarah do Salient writers get paid? Up here in Auckland our only payment is to feel special when we see our name in Craccum.

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