The Gauntlet Board of Directors is hiring an Editor-in-Chief for the upcoming academic year.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and three samples of related writing pieces via email to Board Chair: boardchair@thegauntlet.ca. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Editor-in-Chief (May 2020 – April 2021)

Description of role:

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is responsible for the editorial wellbeing of the Gauntlet Publications Society. Whether it is the day-to-day publishing of articles and visuals or maintaining working relationships with on- and off-campus stakeholders, this role demands someone who is able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines while also managing a team of approximately 10 editors. The position is a one-year, salaried contract beginning May 1, 2020 and ending on April 30, 2021 and reports to the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications required:

  1. Current undergraduate student at the University of Calgary
  2. Experience in Canadian Press Style publishing
  3. Organizational and management skills
  4. Technical skills:
    1. Adobe InDesign
    2. WordPress
    3. Copy-editing

Responsibilities within role:

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Editorial duties:
    1. Organizing, attending and leading weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. Coordinating with the Editorial Board in regard to each section’s specific quota
    3. Copy-editing and finalizing articles before print and online.
    4. Stepping in to write articles when section Editors fail to meet quota or are unavailable to attend specific events.
    5. Being able to respectfully interact with a broad scope of individuals (i.e. all levels of government, student leaders, University of Calgary administration, etc.).
  3. Managerial duties:
    1. Communicating with each Editor to ensure they’re following Gauntlet writing policies and volunteer etiquette.
    2. Work closely with the Business Manager to ensure a fiscally responsible organization.
    3. Liaise with the Students’ Union and University Media Relations.
    4. Help facilitate interviews for volunteers and Editors.
    5. Ensuring staff accountability and performance management of staff.

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