Student Editor in Chief

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Student Editor in Chief
  • Pipitea
  • Temporary
  • Sun Aug 22 09:42:08 2021
  • 2306

  • Are you good at time management skills?
  • Do you hold a solid academic record, preferably with a record of research or published work?
  • Are you familiar with the New Zealand Law Style Guide?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Student Editor-in-Chief of the VUWLR (the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review). The VUWLR is a peer-reviewed law review that publishes four issues per year. It is one of the oldest law reviews in Australasia.

The Student Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for editing four 2022 issues of the VUWLR, working with the Faculty Committee and a small team of student volunteers.

The term commences in February / March 2022 and will involve a transition period with the current Student Editor-in-Chief. Ideally, the successful candidate would stay on for 2023 but this is not essential.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

We are looking for a third or fourth-year undergraduate or postgraduate law student with:

  • A solid academic record, preferably with a record of research or published work.
  • Capable, dependable with good time management skills.
  • Familiarity with the New Zealand Law Style Guide.
  • Familiarity with editing in Word.

Good communication and leadership skills to coordinate the editorial process among a team of student editors, the faculty staff and the authors.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

This role offers:

  • A CV enhancing role.
  • Use of an office at the Law School.
  • An opportunity to gain valuable experience in the world of academic publishing and research.
  • Opportunities for networking with students, staff, authors and reviewers.
  • Hourly rate of $20.30 per hour(undergraduate) / $22.78 per hour(graduate).

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 12 September 2021
Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Aimee Cox at Aimee.Cox@vuw.ac.nz . But applicants should follow all steps listed below.
Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form .

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


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