Apr 2017

Survive Law is hiring!

Written by Neeharika

Survive Law needs a Head Writer



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 it if you were in the same city.


The gig

As Head Writer, alongside the Editor you will be responsible for:

  • Writing sassy tweets and Facebook posts for our thousands of followers;
  • Liaising with the editors 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; 
  • Web design skills (not a dealbreaker if you don't);
  • 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. 

This is a paid, part-time role, ideal for students in their 2nd or 3rd year of a combined degree or 2nd year of a stand-alone LLB or JD. The successful candidate will need to be able to dedicate 1 day a week to Survive Law for at least a year. BUT 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 us to let us know exactly what it is that makes you perfect for the job. Use your skills of persuasion!

Please also send:

• Your CV;

• 3 interesting facts about you that aren’t on your CV; and

• Three story ideas for the website.

Pro tip: Remember that we're looking for a communicator who writes with flair, not a robot, so 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.

Send applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 26th April 2017.

UPDATE: the deadline is now midnight on Friday, 5th May 2017.


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