Copy Editor, the griff

City Centre Campus Jobs, Part-Time / / / Posted May 3rd, 2018

Job Category | Part-time, Contract (15 hours/week, August 2018 – April 30, 2019)
Wage | $15/hour
Location of Work | City Centre Campus (CCC)

Posting expires June 1, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Job Summary
We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled student to proofread, copy edit and fact check stories for the griff magazine over the 2018-19 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

  • Proofreading and meticulously editing feature stories (1,000 to 3,000 words)
  • Proofreading, editing, and writing shorter articles for the web
  • Mentoring the griff volunteers
  • 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
  • Attention to detail; ability to edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity
  • 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/week. Will work around student schedule. Training will start in August, including two or more 35-hour weeks.

Application Process
Please email application to Megan Lockhart, Managing Editor of the griff, at managing@thegriff.ca. Please include a cover letter, resumé, and three pieces of writing.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.