Step 3: Blog for Youth Central!
If you've completed a term as a Youth Central roving reporter and you've written six articles during that term, and you want to keep on writing of us, then you're eligible to apply to become one of our official Youth Central bloggers.
The Short Version:
- Get paid to blog
- Get your own blogger profile
- Publish a new post every two weeks
- Get editorial help from Youth Central’s Content Editor
Heard enough? Head straight to the Youth Central blogger application form.
The Long Version
If you’re a former member of the Youth Central Roving Reporter Team who’s had six articles published, you are eligible to apply to become an official Youth Central blogger.
The Youth Central Blogger Team is a team of five people who will contribute a new blog post to the official Youth Central group blog every two weeks.
Blogs can be on any topic. Bloggers may choose to blog on a specific subject (e.g., TV, sport, games or the environment), or they may choose to blog on a variety of topics as the fancy strikes them.
Each blogger will commit to blogging for a minimum of 12 months, or 26 posts, on a designated day within a fortnightly schedule.
Bloggers will be paid $1000 in four quarterly instalments of $250.
The Content Editor will also be available to advise bloggers with regard to researching stories (e.g., tracking down interview subjects, providing contact details for organisations, assisting with media accreditation and liaising on behalf of bloggers).
Applications to join the Youth Central Blogger Team are always open, but successful application will depend on the availability of positions within the team. If there are no current vacancies, your application will be held and you will be contacted at such time as a vacancy becomes available.
If that’s all clear enough, and you’ve met the minimum requirements (six months as a roving reporter and six articles published on Youth Central), then you should use the link below to apply to join the Youth Central Blogger Team.
Any questions about contributions to Youth Central should be directed to the Content Editor at email@example.com.
Terms and conditions: Youth Central Blogger Team
- A maximum of six (6) bloggers will be engaged at any one time.
- Roving reporters who have six (6) articles published on Youth Central within their six-month tenure will be eligible to apply to join the Youth Central Blogger Team.
- Successful application to the Youth Central Blogger Team will depend on the quality of the application and the availability of positions on the Youth Central Blogger Team. Should no positions be available on the Youth Central Blogger Team, applicants will be invited to reapply in the event that positions become available.
- Youth Central Blogger Team applicants must be between 16 and 25 years of age and currently living in Victoria.
- Each blogger will sign a letter of offer outlining the roles and responsibilities of the position, including these Youth Central Blogger Team terms and conditions, before commencing as a Youth Central blogger.
- Each blogger will be required to commit to submitting one blog post every fortnight.
- Each blogger will be paid $1000 for 12 months’ blogging (i.e., 26 fortnightly posts). This payment will be made in four quarterly instalments of $250 per instalment.
- If at any time during a blogger's tenure they either resign or are terminated, for any reason, they will be paid a pro rata amount equivalent to the number of articles published on the Youth Central blog since the payment of the last full installment.
- Blog posts will be published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week, with each of the six bloggers posting on alternate Mondays, alternate Wednesdays or alternate Fridays.
- Posts will be uploaded between 9am and 3pm in order for Youth Central’s content editor to moderate them during working hours prior to publication.
- Bloggers may post more than 26 posts, but they will receive no extra payment for additional posts. Extra posts may be posted on Tuesdays or Thursdays, with prior discussion as to when the post will be published.
- If any blogger misses two posting deadlines, or is out of contact for three weeks, i.e., they do not submit any work or respond to any emails, they will be removed from the Youth Central Blogger Team and forfeit any upcoming payments (regardless of how close the date of the next instalment payment is).
- The blog will be a multi-author or “group blog", with each author contributing their blog post on their agreed-upon day of the fortnightly blogging cycle.
- Bloggers will blog for Youth Central for a period of 12 months on topics that are of interest to them. They may decide to blog on a particular topic consistently (e.g., the environment, sport, equal opportunity), or they may wish to maintain a general blog on a variety of topics. The specifics of the topic about which the blogger will blog will be agreed upon in consultation with Youth Central's Content Editor.
- Blog posts will be moderated by Youth Central's Content Editor prior to publication.
- Comments on the blog will also be moderated by Youth Central's Content Editor prior to publication.
- Submission of a blog post is no guarantee of its publication.
- The Content Editor will endeavour to meet with each blogger prior to their commencement. This meeting will take the form of a face-to-face meeting, a phone call or a skype conversation.
- Youth Central does not publish material that is defamatory, discriminatory, offensive or pornographic, that encourages illegal behaviour, that is itself illegal, that promotes commercial interests, that promotes biased viewpoints, or that promotes inappropriate associations. Any blogger who submits material that fits these descriptions will receive a warning and may continue to blog for Youth Central. Any roving reporter who submits material that fits these descriptions a second time will be terminated and disqualified from submitting to Youth Central in future.
- Youth Central does not publish material that is not the original work of the contributor. Any blogger who submits material that is not their own original work will receive a warning and may continue to blog for Youth Central. Any blogger who submits material is not their own original work a second time will be terminated and disqualified from submitting to Youth Central in future.
- Youth Central reserves the right to refuse to publish any submitted article for any other reason that does not fall within the conditions outlined above.