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Survive Law Needs a New Head Writer!

July 18, 2019


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Are you a law student and avid tweeter/soap-box orator/blog writer? Want to get paid to just be yourself? Of course you do. 


Survive Law is looking for a Head Writer to create kooky, hilarious, useful and relatable content for our blog. We’ll be accepting applications from law students studying at Australian universities to take on this exciting role. Applications are welcomed from students throughout Australia, though the role is based in Sydney, NSW so we'd prefer if you were in the same city.


The Gig


As Head Writer, you will be responsible for:


  • Creating sassy posts for our thousands of Facebook followers (and budding Instagram page);

  • Liaising with writing teams across Australia and New Zealand to create monthly story boards and setting Survive Law's publishing schedule; 

  • Writing and editing blog and news articles for publication; and

  • Researching and conducting interviews on legal news, events, study, careers and wellbeing issues.

The Skills


To be successful in this role, you will need to be a talented communicator who understands what Survive Law is all about. Here's what we're looking for:


  • A keen eye and good attention to detail;

  • Written communication skills (duh);

  • A brilliant sense of humour; 

  • Rudimentary web design skills (not a deal breaker if you don't have them);

  • People skills (law students are people after all); and

  • A genuine passion for law student issues and continuing to develop Survive Law as a supportive, fun resource for all law students.


Some writing and/or editing experience will be helpful in this role but is not essential. Although you will be managing the New Zealand blog, Facebook page and writing team, detailed knowledge of New Zealand law schools or legal system is also not essential.


This is a paid, part-time role, ideal for students in their second or third year of a combined degree or second year of a stand-alone LLB or JD. The successful candidate will need to be able to dedicate 2 days a week to Survive Law for at least a year. However, with Survive Law taking further steps towards world domination this year, there is plenty of room for growth. 


The Application


If this sounds like the job for you, email Eric at editor@survivelaw.com with:


  • A brief cover letter, including three interesting facts about you that aren’t on your CV;

  • A CV outlining relevant experience and skills;

  • Three ideas for blog articles, in less than 100 words;


We’re looking for someone who writes with flair, not a robot! Ditch your template cover letter and let us know who you really are! If you can write about your experiences as a law student in a way that other law students will find hilarious, helpful or perhaps horrifyingly familiar, there’s a good chance we’ll call you for an interview. Elle Woods-style video resumes are more than welcome.


Applications close at midnight on Saturday, 24th August 2019.




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