UoA Weekly

Join the UoA Weekly production crew!

What Is UoA Weekly

UoA Weekly is a student news series created by students for students.

Episodes are published every week on the University of Auckland’s social media channels and on TV screens throughout the University. The 1-2 minute videos are designed as an easy way to learn of what’s on each week, including events on campus, activities, updates and competitions.

You can watch all 2022 episodes on YouTube here.

How to get involved

We are currently looking for more students to join the UoA Weekly Crew in 2023!

We are recruiting for one more Project Director, 3x Presenters and 3x Assistant Directors. These are paid roles on casual professional staff contracts. Please find more details about each of the roles below.

To be eligible to apply you must be a current University of Auckland student.

Questions? If you have any questions, please email us at: whatson@auckland.ac.nz.

To apply, follow the link to our application form below.

Applications close on Friday 10 February 2023.

Project Director Responsibilities

Project Directors are responsible for overseeing the management of the entire project and production pipeline.

  • Overall direction and management of student team.
  • Timesheet records and record-keeping.
  • Rostered episodes’ pre-production including content curation, content research, and Writer coordination.
  • Equipment maintenance or checking in/out.
  • Rostered episode shoots’ production including directing, videography, mise-en-scène, thumbnail photography, location coordination and audio.
  • Completing rostered episode post-production (cuts, colour/luma-correction, subtitling, transitions, audio, brand compatibility, and format deliveries).
  • Operating and oversight of mandatory project meetings (rare/occasional).
  • Presenter casting and oversight.
  • Contingency management and responsibilities (incl. of team).
  • Coordination with Campus Life and Marketing staff members.

Experience: Project Directors should be fluent in both spoken and written English. Experience in videography, directing, video-editing, photography, scriptwriting, mise-en-scène, team and stakeholder management is required.

Time commitment: Approx. 10 hours per month. There are 2 Project Directors who take turns between episodes during semesters and each episode requires about 5 hours of work.

Payment: $125 per episode worked on.

Presenter Responsibilities

Presenters are responsible for memorising and rehearsing a script, travelling to a filming location and presenting an episode in front of a recording camera.

  • Reading, understanding, and rehearsing scripts.
  • Participating in programme promotional photoshoots.
  • Participating in mandatory project meetings (rare/occasional).

Experience: Prior experience in presenting/public speaking is required. Presenters should be fluent in English and confident pronouncing te reo Māori.

Time commitment: Approx. 2 hours per month. Presenters are rostered for 1 video per month during semesters. Each episode shoot takes approx. 1 hour on location and presenters are expected to spend about an hour rehearsing the script prior.

Payment: $50 per episode worked on.

Assistant Director Responsibilities

Crew Members are responsible for assisting with on-site filming.

  • Assisting Project Director and Presenter.
  • Directing Presenter whilst ensuring script content is well-presented.

Experience: Fluent in spoken and written English.

Time commitment: Approx. 1 hour per month. Crew members are rostered for 1 video per month during semesters. Each episode shoot takes approx. 1 hour on location.

Payment: $25 per episode worked on.

Other Opportunities

We’re also currently recruiting for Social Media Content Creators to create videos for the University's Instagram and TikTok channels. You can find out more about the role and how to apply here.