Jobs

Want to join one of the best student journalist teams in Canada? See all of our available positions below, and if you have any questions, email business@martlet.ca for more information.

The Martlet seeks to recruit and foster a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the university population. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. This includes (but is not limited to) visible minorities, Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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.

Martlet Design Director—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Overview  

The Design Director will be working to ensure that the bi-weekly publication looks sharp: page layouts, graphic assets, you name it. You’ll also be working directly with other production staff and volunteers to take photos and illustrate images for stories (and creating a few yourself when necessary). Ideally, you’re a current (or recent) university student with a creative streak and a familiarity with the post-secondary environment.

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.
  • Manage group of volunteers, regularly pitch and assign graphics and illustration tasks
  • 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 portfolio to business@martlet.ca. This position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

Martlet Senior Staff Writer—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2019

Overview

Senior Staff Writers collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and Senior 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.  Writers will be assigned stories and topics at the EIC’s discretion, and will also be expected to regularly pitch story ideas. Along with reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and the Business Manager, the Senior Staff Writers must also work collaboratively with the Senior Editorial Assistants and graphics personnel. 

Tasks

  • Engage with the community (campus and otherwise) to develop contacts and stay informed of emerging issues.
  • Work with Senior 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 one news-oriented feature between 1500–2300 words over the span of the contract.
  • Pick up social media duties each issue (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 business@martlet.ca. This position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

Martlet Senior Editorial Assistant—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2019

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, Senior Editorial Assistants will also collaborate with the Design Director regarding graphical requirements for each story. They will solicit for volunteer writers 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 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 business@martlet.ca. This position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

Martlet Web Editor — The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2019

Overview

The Web Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to coordinate the Martlet’s social media strategy and optimize articles for our online readers, which make up the vast majority of our readership. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, a readiness to learn on the job, and experience in social media strategy. 

Tasks

  • Craft our biweekly social media strategy for each Martlet issue, with the Editor-in-chief
  • Schedule all articles on to our WordPress site and schedule social media posts 
  • Collaborate with writers to advise social media captions for articles
  • Attend team meetings and copy-editing
  • Complete basic edits to our WordPress website 
  • Work with the Editor-in-chief to create event postings on social media when necessary 
  • Cultivate and build the Martlet’s online presence

Qualifications

  • Exceptional computer and writing skills necessary
  • Familiarity with WordPress and basic HTML knowledge
  • Motivated and outgoing self-starter 
  • Willingness to collaborate with a team of diverse perspectives
  • Experience with social media analytics an asset
  • Experience in marketing, campaigns, or communications an asset
  • Previous work or familiarity with journalism or nonprofits an asset
  • Ability to work independently and occasionally remotely 
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership abilities, and interpersonal skills

Email resume and cover letter to business@martlet.ca. The position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

Martlet Ad Sales Representative—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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 position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.

Martlet Photo Editor—The Martlet Publishing Society

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2019

Overview

The Photo Editor works with other members of the editorial and visual team to create the visual content of the paper and website. 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 Senior 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 to business@martlet.ca. This position will remain open until filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. This is a part-time position.