Jobs

Volume 74 Staff

We are hiring for our Volume 74 staff! Come join us and work with an award-winning team of student journalists. There are six total positions currently available: two Senior Staff Writer positions, two Senior Staff Editors, and a Climate Journalist and Cyberjournalist role.

Although not necessary, previous volunteer or work experience with the Martlet is considered an asset. We are also recruiting volunteers this fall — for more information about volunteering, visit this page

We will preferentially hire Work Study applicants. Please apply for Work Study in advance of your application. 

The Martlet endeavours to create a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the university population and welcomes candidates from marginalized backgrounds. Job-sharing arrangements may be considered for applicants who wish to develop their skills and experience or have other unique circumstances. Any alternative work arrangements will be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the applicant.


Senior Staff Writer 

Our Senior Staff Writers are so much more than just wordsmiths. In this role, you’ll engage with the broader UVic community, pitch your own story ideas, and work alongside other Martlet journalists to make your stories exceptional. Writing may be a solitary endeavour, but this position also involves collaborating with other staff on stories, liaising with editors and volunteers, and assisting the Design Director with images for stories. The right person for this role will display adaptability, creativity, and an ability to take initiative. 

We are currently looking for two Senior Staff Writers to join our team. The exact hours for this position is yet to be determined, but it is approximately 20 hours bi-weekly. Your contract will be from Sept. 20, 2021 until April 2022.

As a Senior Staff Writer, you will be responsible for: 

  • Pitching and crafting 2-3 stories for every bi-weekly production cycle
    • Stories should be of varying lengths and spanning all sections of the Martlet 
  • Creating at least one 2500-word feature during your tenure 
  • Interviewing sources and representing the Martlet in the broader UVic community 
  • Mentoring Martlet volunteers 
  • Being an active and engaged member of the Martlet team
  • Attending a meeting every week (either a story meeting or editorial meeting), copyediting, and training workshops 
  • Creating social media content based off of Martlet articles for the Martlet’s social media
  • Abiding by the Martlet’s Code of Conduct, Conflict-of-Interest Policy, Fact-checking guidelines, and other policies
  • Filling in gaps in the production cycle as needed, which could include editing, taking photographs, or creating additional social media content

Skills: 

  • strong writing skills 
  • familiarity with the UVic community
  • experience working with the public or conducting interviews 
  • ability to work within tight deadlines
  • coachable and able to take constructive criticism
  • confident working independently 
  • previous experience with the Martlet is considered an asset 
  • knowledge of social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) is considered an asset

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, cover letter, and 1-3 writing samples to edit@martlet.ca and business@martlet.ca by Sept. 10. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. As mentioned above, please also apply for work study and indicate how many work study hours you are eligible for in your application. 


Senior Staff Editor 

Senior Staff Editors at the Martlet make the paper as errorless and factual as possible. They are grammar geeks and enjoy the challenge of sifting through articles to spot every mistake. The ideal person for this position will have experience with editing and an eye for detail. Senior Staff Editors 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).

We are hiring two Senior Staff Editors this fall. These positions are 20 hours bi-weekly. Your contract will be from Sept. 20, 2021 until April 2022.

As a Senior Staff Editor, you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Editing 8-12 stories every bi-weekly production cycle
  • Diligently fact checking edited stories, including reviewing interview recordings and examining various source documents
  • Pitching new story ideas and writing stories as needed
  • Representing the Martlet in the broader UVic community 
  • Mentoring Martlet volunteers 
  • Being an active and engaged member of the Martlet team
  • Attending a meeting every week (either a story meeting or editorial meeting), copyediting, and training workshops
  • Creating social media content based off of Martlet articles for the Martlet’s Instagram 
  • Abiding by the Martlet’s Code of Conduct, Conflict-of-Interest Policy, Fact-checking guidelines, and other policies
  • Filling in gaps in the production cycle as needed, which could include assisting with copyediting, taking photographs, or creating additional social media content

Skills: 

  • strong editing skills 
  • familiarity with the UVic community
  • strong research skills and experience reviewing dense policy or budget documents
  • experience mentoring volunteers
  • ability to work within tight deadlines
  • coachable and able to take constructive criticism
  • confident working independently 
  • previous experience with the Martlet is considered an asset 
  • knowledge of social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) is considered an asset
  • a working knowledge of Canadian Press style and Martlet style is considered an asset

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, cover letter, and 1-3 writing samples to edit@martlet.ca and business@martlet.ca by Sept. 10. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. As mentioned above, please also apply for work study and indicate how many work study hours you are eligible for in your application. 


Climate Journalist 

The Climate Journalist position is a new role at the Martlet! We are excited to bring on someone with experience and knowledge of climate science to help our readers better understand the climate crisis.

As with all our writing positions, the Climate Journalist role also involves collaborating with other staff on stories, liaising with editors and volunteers, and assisting the Design Director with images for stories. The right person for this role will display adaptability, creativity, and an ability to take initiative. 

This position is funded by a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Therefore, only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this position. This position is 15 weeks, commencing on Sept. 20, and 15 hours per week.

As our Climate Journalist, you will be responsible for: 

  • Pitching and craft 2-3 stories for every bi-weekly production cycle, mostly centered on climate-related topics 
    • Stories should be of varying lengths and spanning all sections of the Martlet 
  • Creating a 2500-word feature on a climate-related topic of your choice 
  • Guest editing the Martlet’s climate themed issue in October 
  • Interviewing sources and representing the Martlet in the broader UVic community 
  • Mentoring Martlet volunteers 
  • Being an active and engaged member of the Martlet team
  • Attending a meeting every week (either a story meeting or editorial meeting), copyediting, and training workshops 
  • Creating social media content based off of Martlet articles for the Martlet’s Instagram 
  • Abiding by the Martlet’s Code of Conduct, Conflict-of-Interest Policy, Fact-checking guidelines, and other policies
  • Filling in gaps in the production cycle as needed, which could include editing, taking photographs, or creating additional social media content

Skills: 

  • strong writing skills 
  • familiarity with the UVic community
  • technical knowledge of climate-related topics 
  • experience working with the public or conducting interviews 
  • ability to work within tight deadlines
  • coachable and able to take constructive criticism
  • confident working independently 
  • previous experience with the Martlet is considered an asset 
  • knowledge of social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) is considered an asset

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, cover letter, and 1-3 writing samples to edit@martlet.ca and business@martlet.ca by Sept. 10. 


Cyberjournalist 

As with all our writing positions, the Cyberjournalist role also involves collaborating with other staff on stories, liaising with editors and volunteers, and assisting the Design Director with images for stories. The right person for this role will display adaptability, creativity, and an ability to take initiative. 

This position is funded by a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Therefore, only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this position. This position is 13 weeks, commencing on Sept. 20, and 15 hours per week.

As a Cyberjournalist, you will be responsible for: 

  • Pitching and craft 2-3 stories bi-weekly, related to internet culture, tech, and on other topics
    • Stories should be of varying lengths and spanning all sections of the Martlet 
  • Creating a 2500-word feature on a tech- or internet-related topic of your choice 
  • Assisting the Martlet with web uploads and quick fixes on our WordPress website
  • Interviewing sources and representing the Martlet in the broader UVic community 
  • Mentoring Martlet volunteers 
  • Being an active and engaged member of the Martlet team
  • Attending a meeting every week (either a story meeting or editorial meeting), copyediting, and training workshops 
  • Creating social media content based off of Martlet articles for the Martlet’s Instagram 
  • Abiding by the Martlet’s Code of Conduct, Conflict-of-Interest Policy, Fact-checking guidelines, and other policies
  • Filling in gaps in the production cycle as needed, which could include editing, taking photographs, or creating additional social media content

Skills: 

  • strong writing skills 
  • familiarity with the UVic community
  • technical knowledge of tech-related topics 
  • experience working with WordPress and basic coding skills
  • experience working with the public or conducting interviews 
  • ability to work within tight deadlines
  • coachable and able to take constructive criticism
  • confident working independently 
  • previous experience with the Martlet is considered an asset 
  • knowledge of social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) is considered an asset

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, cover letter, and 1-3 writing samples to edit@martlet.ca and business@martlet.ca by Sept. 10. 


Executive Director

Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director is dually responsible for implementing strategic initiatives and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Martlet Publishing Society. On a day-to-day basis, the ED will work collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief to manage and supervise all teams of staff and volunteers and will be responsible for carrying out all administrative functions within the organization. As the administrative lead, the ED will maintain functional knowledge of the MPS and nonprofit management, liaise with key stakeholders, and will execute HR and fiscal operations to ensure the functional success of the MPS. These duties will be paired with strategic operational planning initiatives executed on behalf of, and with direction from, the board of directors. 

A successful candidate for Executive Director will be an individual with a multifaceted skillset  who is capable of prioritizing tasks and wearing multiple hats. They will be capable of learning and adapting on the job and will have excellent problem-solving skills. This position provides the opportunity to learn and grow in many different areas related to nonprofit management and would be ideal for a recent graduate looking to hone their knowledge and skills.

 Qualifications and competencies

  • Diploma, degree or equivalent education and experience in nonprofit management, business administration, or a related field
  • Have knowledge of or experience with fiscal management, HR, and nonprofit management 
  • Conflict management training an asset
  • Experience in fundraising including proposal and grant writing an asset
  • Experience with accounting software an asset
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage a team

Tasks

  • Work collaboratively with the EIC to carry out the day-today operations
  • Manage ad placements for advertising clients
  • Research and apply for grants
  • Plan and execute fundraising initiatives
  • Basic bookkeeping tasks including issuing invoices, processing payroll, paying bills, tracking deposits, etc. 
  • Liaise with MPS BoD to implement strategic plans and initiatives and prepare reports as needed
  • Oversee administrative and HR operations within the organization
  • Build partnerships and maintain stakeholder engagement

This position will be a full-time, 35 hour per week position and will be contracted for one year with the option to renew upon a satisfactory performance review. The compensation range for this position will be between $35,000 and $45,000, dependent on experience. Benefits and two weeks of paid vacation are included in the contract. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to business@martlet.ca. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be remain open until the position is filled.