Jobs

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Overview

Editorial Assistants will be primarily responsible for aiding the Editor-in-Chief, and will help to manage the editorial needs for all sections of the paper, including the News, Culture, Opinions, Feature, and Sports/Lifestyle/Humour sections. Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, EAs will also collaborate with the Design Director regarding the graphical requirements of each story. They will solicit for volunteer writers, and will assign both volunteer and staff writers to stories.

Tasks

  • Engage and network with the UVic community (and the community at large) to stay informed on emerging issues.
  • Edit submissions, checking for accuracy, libel, readability, balance, Canadian Press style, and Martlet style.
  • Develop and solicit story ideas, and write stories as needed.
  • Recruit and assist volunteer contributors in cooperation with the full-time staff.
  • Format and promote the week’s stories on WordPress, embedding photos, hyperlinks, potential Tweets, headlines, and other supplementary information as requested by the Editor-in-Chief. This includes promoting stories on the Martlet’s social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Be aware of, and implement, the Martlet’s fact-checking guidelines and conflict of interest policy.
  • Work with the Photo Editor and Design Director to ensure each story has a press-quality image and caption, and that images are noted on the run sheet.
  • Attend all weekly pitch, editorial, and paper critique meetings.
  • Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, editing, research, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, work with tight deadlines, and work in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with CP style, Google Docs, CMS platforms (particularly WordPress), and social media platforms (including Twitter and Facebook) an asset.
  • Journalism courses and journalism experience is desirable.
  • Email resume, cover letter, and writing samples to hiring@martlet.ca. Application deadline is September 20, 2016. This position is 20 hours per issue, paid at $11 per hour. The job starts September 26, 2016, and ends April 20, 2017. For more information email business@martlet.ca. Preference may be given to successful Work Study applicants. Please visit http://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/work-study/ for more information on the Work Study application process.


    STAFF WRITER

    Overview

    Staff writers collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Assistants to write quality articles, online and in print. Staff writers will write at least two articles per week, conducting interviews, research, and fact checks as needed. Writers may be assigned beats at the EiC’s discretion.

    Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, the SWs must also work collaboratively with the Editorial Assistants as well as Graphics personnel.

    Tasks

  •       Engage with the community (campus and otherwise) to develop contacts and stay informed of emerging issues.
  •       Work with Editorial Assistants to develop story ideas and coverage strategies.
  •       Write two articles per week, spanning the sections (likely with a focus on news).
  •       Submit two news-oriented features between 1500–2300 words over the span of the contract.
  •       Check for accuracy, libel, readability, balance, Canadian Press style, and Martlet style in work.
  •       Be aware of, and implement, the Martlet’s fact-checking guidelines and conflict of interest policy.
  •       Work with other staff to help ensure each story has an image.
  •       Attend all weekly pitch, editorial, and paper critique meetings.
  • Qualifications

  •       Excellent writing, editing, research and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, work with tight deadlines, and work in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
  •       Familiarity with CP style, and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) an asset.
  •       Journalism or writing experience is desirable, as is some experience with the Martlet.
  •       Photography experience is an asset.
  • Email resume, cover letter, and other relevant materials to hiring@martlet.ca. Application deadline is September 20, 2016. The position is 15 hours per issue, paid at $11 per hour. The job starts September 26, 2016, and ends April 20, 2017. For more information, email business@martlet.ca. Preference may be given to successful Work Study applicants. Please visit http://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/work-study/ for more information on the Work Study application process.


    PHOTO EDITOR

    Overview

    The Photo Editor works with other members of the editorial and visual team to create the visual content of the paper and website each week. They will be responsible for coordinating with all Editors and graphics personnel to ensure all necessary content has relevant images and cutlines. This includes coordinating with volunteer photographers, staging studio photoshoots, and taking pictures of events as needed. The Photo Editor is also responsible for editing images for print and web and dealing with the organization and cataloging of images for bi-weekly print production in a timely manner. Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, the Photo Editor must also work collaboratively with the Editorial Assistants as well as other graphics personnel.

    Tasks

  •       Attend story and editorial meetings for each issue
  •       Coordinate with editors and writers to determine photo requirements for stories and cover
  •       Take photos or ensure a volunteer is available to take photos
  •       Arrange photo shoots when needed
  •       Edit photos for web and print according to editorial standards and production deadlines
  •       Write cutlines
  • Qualifications

  •       Experience with digital photography and equipment (portfolio required)
  •       Experience with image-editing practices and software, including Adobe Creative suite. 
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, work with tight deadlines, and work in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
  • Email resume, cover letter, and portfolio materials to hiring@martlet.ca. Application deadline is September 20, 2016. This position is 5 hours per issue, paid at $11 per hour. The job starts September 26, 2016, and ends April 20, 2017. For more information, email business@martlet.ca. Preference may be given to successful Work Study applicants. Please visit http://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/work-study/ for more information on the Work Study application process.