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Hiring

The Gauntlet is hiring the following positions for the 2020-21 year.

News Editor (1 position)

General Editor (2 positions)

Applications for these positions are due September 8, 2020.

Resumes and cover letters should be send to current editor-in-chief Kristy Koehler at eic@thegauntlet.ca. All candidates must be available for an interview via Zoom between September 9 and 11 and complete an editing test prior to the interview. Priority is given to undergraduate students.

Position hirings will be announced September 12 and will commence on September 15. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy at eic@thegauntlet.ca.

NEWS EDITOR

Job descriptions (descriptions are tentative and subject to change, especially as the COVID-19 situation evolves):

  • Maintaining and posting regular office hours (virtually at first, subject to change pending health restrictions)
  • Section
    1. filling a weekly minimum story quota of between 5 and 8 stories per week – TBD upon hiring
    2. notifying the graphics and photo departments of photo and graphic requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. assigning copy to volunteers
    4. coordinating your assigned print section (once printing resumes)
    5. maintaining files and contacts in an orderly manner
    6. attending Students’ Legislative Council, Board of Governors and General Faculties Council meetings, with exceptions for special circumstances or when sending a news assistant or volunteer for training
    7. ensuring there is an up-to-date news guide
    8. selecting candidates for the news assistant position and notifying the editor-in-chief
    9. consulting with the opinions editor with regards to opinions-related content in order to ensure continuity in the publication
    10. working closely and collaboratively with the other news editor
  • Recruitment/training:
    1. sending out newslist with story ideas
    2. recruiting and training news writers
    3. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    4. critiquing each story and returning it to the writer as necessary
  • Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. maintaining records for future news editors
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. keeping abreast of campus/city/provincial/national/international events which may be relevant to the news section

Reports to: Editor-in-chief

Supervises: News assistants, volunteers

GENERAL EDITOR

Job descriptions (descriptions are tentative and subject to change, especially as the COVID-19 situation evolves):

  • Maintaining and posting regular office hours (virtually at first, subject to change pending health restrictions)
  • Section
    1. filling a weekly minimum story quota of between 5 and 8 stories per week – TBD upon hiring
    2. notifying the graphics and photo departments of photo and graphic requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. assigning copy to volunteers
    4. coordinating your assigned print section (once printing resumes)
    5. maintaining files and contacts in an orderly manner
    6. attending events (mostly arts and sports) and reporting on the
    7. selecting candidates for the assistant positions and notifying the editor-in-chief
    8. working closely and collaboratively with the other editors
  • Recruitment/training:
    1. sending out newslist with story ideas
    2. recruiting and training writers
    3. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    4. critiquing each story and returning it to the writer as necessary
  • Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. maintaining records for future editors
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. keeping abreast of campus/city/provincial/national/international events which may be relevant

Reports to: Editor-in-chief

Supervises: assistants, volunteers

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