Applications close: NEVER! We are always looking for new people to contribute!
All positions are voluntary due to a limited budget. However, successful Sub-Editors, Columnists, Artists and Photographers will be thanked through various means throughout the year (e.g. tickets, prizes) and, more importantly, achieve their goals of publication. For those considering a position as Editor in the future, it is recommended that you apply for a position within the magazine in order to develop skills well suited to the role. Positions are defined and created by the editors and, as such, the editors reserve the right to dismiss position holders. In most cases, this will happen in the instance the position holder has not worked according to their position description.
On merit alone, position holders of the previous year who have successfully upheld their role’s responsibilities may be accepted for the same position. However, if a previous position holder intends on contributing to a different section then they will have to reapply. For those who have previously held a position within the magazine and wish to do so again, please contact the editors to discuss your continuation within that role.
Please note that Empire Times is the student publication of Flinders University and therefore the submissions of current students will be prioritised above the submissions of Flinders alumni and South Australian university students. Only current Flinders University students are eligible for positions. The editors reserve the right to create and remove positions and position holders at any time. Submitting to Empire Times may include both print and online publication. Upon publication confirmation, contributors agree to embargo material published in Empire Times until two weeks after publication of that issue. This currently includes both print and online spaces.
Photographers shoot photos to compliment articles published in Empire Times and may be required to attend various events. There are opportunities for photo essays of student culture and photojournalism of local events. Photographers may also be required to source images for articles. The editors reserve the right to alter and adapt artwork submitted to the magazine, but do not claim ownership over any artwork. Outside of minor adjustments such as cropping, colour and contrast/brightness adjustments, the photographer will be made aware of any changes made to their work before publication with the approval of the Photographer.
Applicants will be expected to display technique and creativity through previous examples of their work. This can be in the format of a portfolio or otherwise. We also require applicants to answer the following questions with an appropriate level of detail. Please include these in a word document with your expression of interest.
- What form of photography would you like to explore? (e.g. studio, photojournalism, portraits, experimental etc.)
- What kind of equipment do you have?
- Describe your experience for this role.
- Do you have any questions or comments for us?
Applicants do not have to attend an interview however the editors would love to meet successful applicants over coffee.