Jobs

The Martlet Design Director—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: Until position is filled

Overview

In co-operation with the Martlet staff and in accordance with the bylaws and policies of the MPS, the Design Director will be responsible for the overall direction, continuity, and quality of the Martlet’s creative output.

Tasks

  •      Report to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager on design and organizational decisions.
  •      Liaise with other part-time production staff of the Martlet.
  •      Take responsibility for the visual elements of the paper, website, and multimedia content, and with the Business Manager and the Editor-in-Chief, ensure all necessary requirements for bi-weekly publication of the paper have been met.
  •      Prepare and upload final press-ready PDF files to the printer.
  •      Work with the Business Manager to design ads.
  •      With the Editor-in-Chief, take responsibility for uploading content to the Martlet website (in absence of web editor).
  •      Act as an information resource person for staff members regarding principles of design and layout.
  •      Assist staff and volunteers with aspects of design and layout as required.
  •      Attend weekly critiques of the paper, cover meetings, and editorial meetings.

Qualifications

  •      Proficiency with Adobe InDesign in a Mac environment
  •      Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in a Mac environment
  •      Knowledge of newspaper layout principles
  •      Basic photo editing skills
  •      Demonstrable experience in creating informative graphic elements for print and web
  •      Familiarity with online content and/or publishing; experience with WordPress and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) a bonus
  •      Ability to work to deadlines in a student-oriented environment with individuals who hold diverse perspectives
  •      Basic knowledge of defamation and copyright laws
  •      Commitment to the goals of the Martlet
  •      Proficiency with CMS and/or publishing an asset

 

Email resume, cover letter, and writing samples to hiring@martlet.ca. Application ends when the position is filled. The job starts as soon as possible and ends April 20, 2018. 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. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please note this is a part-time position.

 

The Martlet Editorial Assistant—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

Overview

Editorial Assistants will be primarily responsible for aiding the co-Editors-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 co-Editors-in-Chief and the Business Manager, EAs 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. 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 co-Editors-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 (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. Application ends when the position is filled. This position is 20 hours per issue, paid at $11.35 per hour. The job starts as soon as possible and ends April 20, 2018. 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.

 

The Martlet Staff Writer—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

Overview

Staff writers collaborate with the co-Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Assistants to write quality articles, online and in print. 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 co-EiC’s discretion. Along with reporting to the co-Editors-in-Chief and the Business Manager, the SWs 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 news-oriented 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 other relevant materials to hiring@martlet.ca. Application ends when position is filled. The position is 15 hours per issue, paid at $11.35 per hour. The job starts as soon as possible, and ends April 20, 2018. 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.