Jobs

Want to join one of the best student journalist teams in Canada? We are currently hiring for our 2018–2019 positions and will be accepting applications until September 16, 2018. See all of our available positions below, and if you have any questions, email business@martlet.ca for more information.

 

The Martlet Senior Editorial Assistant—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 16, 2018

Overview

Senior 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 (News, Culture, Opinions, Feature, and Sports/Lifestyle/Humour). Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, SEAs will also collaborate with the Design Director regarding graphical requirements for each story. They will solicit for volunteer writers, assign both volunteer and staff writers to stories, and maintain volunteer relationships. Senior Editorial Assistants will also generate content for the paper when needed.

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.
  • In cooperation with other staff, recruit and assist volunteer contributors.
  • 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 Senior Staff Photographer 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 (one meeting total per week).

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. Preliminary application deadline will be September 16, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Preference may be given to successful Work Study applicants. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

 

The Martlet Senior Staff Writer—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 16, 2018

Overview

Senior staff writers collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Assistants to write quality articles, online and in print. Senior staff writers will write at least two articles per issue, conducting interviews, research, and fact checks as needed. Staff writers will also be expected to pick up additional social media duties each week (or a third story in place of such duties). Writers will be assigned stories and topics at the EiC’s discretion. Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, the SSWs must also work collaboratively with the Editorial Assistants and 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 at least two articles per issue, spanning the sections (likely with a focus on news).
  •       Submit two features between 1500–2300 words over the span of the contract.
  •       Pick up social media duties each week (or a third story in place of such duties).
  •       Conduct at least one peer edit per issue.
  •       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 (one meeting total per week).

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 writing samples to hiring@martlet.ca. Preliminary application deadline will be September 16, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Preference may be given to successful Work Study applicants. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

 

The Martlet Ad Sales Representative—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 16, 2018

Overview

The ad sales representative will work directly with the Business Manager to coordinate ad sales for the paper and Martlet website.

Tasks

  •       Develop new advertising client relationships and maintain existing client relationships
  •       Communicate requirements for ad specifications clearly to clients
  •       Work with the Design Director to build ads for clients when necessary
  •       Ensure ad contracts are filled out correctly, sent to clients, signed and returned by clients
  •       Work with the Business Manager to maintain an advertising runsheet, and to ensure that all ad artwork is submitted by clients on time for publication
  •       Work with the Business Manager to ensure that clients receive accurate and timely invoices for ad runs

 

Qualifications

  •       Experience in sales necessary
  •       Experience with cold calling an asset
  •       Ability to work independently and remotely
  •       Experience with Adobe Acrobat and various digital signing programs an asset
  •       Excellent communication skills, leadership abilities, and interpersonal skills
  •       Motivated and outgoing personality
  •       Ability to work in a team environment with people holding diverse perspectives

 

Email resume and cover letter to business@martlet.ca. The preliminary application deadline will be September 16th, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position to be paid on a commission basis.