UoA Weekly

Join the UoA Weekly production crew!

What Is UoA Weekly

UoA Weekly is a 1-2 minute student news series created by students for students.

The video series will be published every week on the University of Auckland’s official social media channels and on TV screens throughout the University. Watch to learn of each week’s events, activities, updates, and competitions.

It is a simple, professional, and fun video that greets viewers each week with a single student presenter. No special effects, wild edits, or any distracting B-Roll footage.

Contribute to the next UoA Weekly episode

Think we should add something to our next UoA Weekly episode? Share it with us by filling out our form and it could appear in a future video!

How to get involved

We are not currently recruiting, but if you are interested in getting involved in Semester 1 2023, please see what roles we have on offer below.

Contact whatson@auckland.ac.nz if you are interested. 

Writer Responsibilities

Writers are responsible for the creation (writing) and finalising of each episode's script once a week. 

  • Preparing and delivering a 1-2 page script (200-500 words).
  • Sorting and selecting newsworthy content from various sources.
  • Participating in mandatory project meetings (rare/occasional).

Experience: Writers should be fluent in both spoken and written English. Some writing experience is ideal, with experience in journalism preferred.

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 once a month. 

  • 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.

Crew Member Responsibilities

Crew Members are responsible for the technical execution and delivery of episodes. General crew members are rotated between the positions of Cameraperson, Gaffer, and Runner.

  • Cameraperson: responsible for confirming subject focus, lighting, framing, and rolling status.
  • Gaffer: responsible for assisting the Director and Cameraperson with the lighting conditions of each filming site and the operation of any reflectors or lighting equipment present at each filming site.
  • Runner: responsible for assisting each episode shoot at the Director's direction. Assists other Crew Members and Presenter.

Experience: No experience necessary but some experience with video cameras is preferred for the Cameraperson.

What’s in for me

This is a paid role on a casual staff contract.