Online Editor – the griff

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled student to run various social media accounts and a website for the griff magazine over the 2019-20 fall and winter terms. After establishing our voice as a monthly magazine, 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

  • Posting stories on our website
  • Updating our social media accounts daily, scheduling posts
  • 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

  • Proficiency in WordPress, Hootsuite, Slack, and the main social media platforms
  • 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
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Educational background in journalism, communications or equivalent experience
  • Skills in photography 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 evidence of your web skills (this can include classes you’ve taken about social media and web publishing, work you’ve done on a website, etc.) and at least one improvement you’d make to any of our social media accounts 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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