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Ashy News - Writer and Editor

Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning

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The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning.

Key duties:

  1. Content Creation: Write engaging and informative articles, stories, and updates for our organisations' newsletter.
  2. Editing: Review and edit content submitted by contributors to ensure clarity, accuracy, and consistency in style.
  3. Collaboration: Work closely with the communications team to brainstorm ideas, develop content plans, and coordinate publication schedules.
  4. Research: Conduct research on relevant topics and trends to incorporate into newsletter content.
  5. Interviewing: Interview community members, volunteers, and staff to gather stories and testimonials for inclusion in the newsletter.
  6. Proofreading: Review final drafts for grammar, spelling, and formatting errors before publication.
  7. Deadline Management: Adhere to established deadlines for content submission and publication.
  8. Feedback Incorporation: Incorporate feedback from stakeholders to continuously improve the quality and relevance of newsletter content.
  9. Distribution Assistance: Assist with the distribution of the newsletter, whether in print or digital format, to ensure broad accessibility.

Skills / qualifications / Experience:

  1. Excellent writing and editing skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  4. Ability to meet deadlines.
  5. Creativity and a passion for storytelling.
  6. Familiarity with newsletter publishing platforms or willingness to learn.
  7. Prior experience in journalism, communications, or related fields is preferred but not required.


  1. Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and make a positive impact in the community.
  2. Gain valuable experience in writing, editing, and communications.
  3. Develop relationships with fellow volunteers and community members.
  4. Enhance skills in content creation, research, and publication management.

This newsletter is a project between the 3 Ashburton neighbourhood houses, Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning, Ashburton Community Centre and The Craig Family Centre.