Assistant Editor – the griff

City Centre Campus Jobs, Part-Time / / / Posted Apr 24th, 2019

We are looking for three enthusiastic, skilled students to write and edit stories for the griff magazine over the 2019-20 fall and winter terms. After establishing our voice as a monthly, we’re looking to assemble a team that can help take this magazine to the next level – not only in terms of student publications, but also in Canadian journalism.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Editing and writing feature stories (1,000 to 3,000 words) for print
  • Editing and writing shorter articles for the web
  • Mentoring the griff volunteers
  • Conducting interviews and research
  • Working with a team of seven other editors and a large number of volunteers
  • Attending weekly editor and volunteer meetings

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong editing, writing, and mentoring skills
  • Strong understanding of journalism ethics and the field as a whole
  • Desire to write stories about various topics, focused on MacEwan or student interest
  • Knowledge of CP Style
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Educational background in journalism, communications or equivalent experience
  • Skills in photography would be an asset
  • Published writing would be an asset
  • Must be a current MacEwan University student

Terms of Employment

  • Maximum 15 hours per week. Will work around student schedules. Training will start in August, including two or more 35-hour weeks.
  • Please attach or link to three pieces of writing in your application.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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