so you’re an expressive and interesting type.

and you Want to get paid to produce awesome content while you study.

then you’d better apply to join our team…

The Inside Word is visited by thousands of readers a month who want to see, and hear, what life is like here. Initially our bloggers were all first years. We thought we’d like to take that journey further. So in recent years we’ve widened the field to include second and third year bloggers as well.

Whether you’re a school-leaver in their first year or a more seasoned type, we’re looking for students from a range of faculties. But especially:

  • Arts
  • Education and Social Work
  • Creative Arts and Industries

Our viewers…

Your posts will be seen by all sorts of visitors. They might be school students thinking about coming to study at Auckland, or perhaps inquisitive uni students who are already here and wanting to know what others are up to. Maybe your posts will be read by staff here. School-based careers advisers and parents also stop by. Our blogs have pretty wide interest value.

But the content won’t generate itself!

We need a dedicated team of content creators who are keen to convert their name to fame as an Inside Word blogger.

You’ll work with a crew from the University’s central marketing team, be paid for the content you produce – and get to share your world with both future and current students.

so what kind of people are we looking for…

If you have the skill and passion to turn your experiences into lively web content then this is the gig for you.

We are looking for creative, abstract, focused, interesting and passionate people to join The Inside Word team. You need to be hard working and be able to meet deadlines. You will be asked to produce content regularly so you need to be consistent. Not the kind of person to start something but then not fini

Really? You want to apply? Here’s how…

Head to the link below and submit a piece of demo content.

We don’t necessarily care what topic you choose. Just write a blog, record a vlog, send in your podcast, show us some snaps. If it’s creative, interesting and informative, then send away!

For some inspiration, have a read through some of the previous blogs from 2021 and ‘22. Check out the videos and have a look at the University of Auckland Instagram as well. This is the kind of content we are wanting to see.

For those who prefer a less open brief:

If you’re a school student:

Tell us about some experiences that have inspired your career and study ambitions, especially if they’ve changed through Years 12 and 13.

Share your experience of a school event that you especially enjoyed and/or learnt from.

Ditto for out of school stuff: hobbies, sports, volunteering, and other pastimes.

Tell us about your favourite subject: why you like it; what you’ve enjoyed and gained from studying it; where you would like to take it (and where you’d like it to take you) in the future.

If you’re a uni student:

Tell us about some interesting experiences at UoA: things you expected and how you prepared for them; utter surprises and how you responded to them; the best bits; the worst bits. Have your experiences changed the way you think, the way you view the world? Has your time with us influenced you to rethink your future?

On a lighter note, tell us about your non-study life. (Hopefully it’s not the majority of your time, haha, but what you do outside of study can be as important as your class time.)

Tell us about a class, assignment, project, or other study activity that you’ve really enjoyed.

If you’re originally from out of town, tell us why you came here and how you settled in to Auckland. What do you especially like about living here – and what could you do without!? What does “Auckland You” do on an average week day? How about the weekend? What has Auckland offered to you that your hometown didn’t? And vice versa: is there anything “Auckland You” really misses that “Hometown You” used to enjoy?

If you’re a uni student enrolled in Arts, Education and Social Work, or Creative Arts and Industries, we definitely want to hear from you!