Do you want to work on campus, around your classes and get paid? The Brock Press will begin holding information sessions and interviews for the hiring process of the 2017-2018 staff. As a student-based organization, we aim to provide gainful employment to students, as well as to help them grow and learn in an exciting workplace setting.
How to apply:
To be eligible for employment with The Brock Press you must be enrolled as a student at Brock University during your time of employment. To apply for one or more of the available positions, please prepare a resume, cover letter and three examples of writing (press style writing such as articles are best, but essays, reports and other examples will suffice). Please be sure to indicate what position(s) you will be applying for. The application can be submitted via email (email@example.com) or in person at our office (SAC 204b) during business hours, by March 14 at 12:00 p.m. Applicants will be contacted shortly after to arrange an interview.
What you need to know about the job:
The positions are on contract from September 2017 – April 2018. During the summer, there will be training sessions which will
require staff attendance. *If you are applying but will be unavailable during the summer months (due to travel, other jobs, etc), please
be sure to make note of it in your application. You must be available for a all of Production Day, which is every Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. If you have a class you’re allowed to step out.
Section editors are responsible for the planning, compilation and production of their section each week for the newspaper. This involves writing, managing an assistant, staff writers and contributors and subsequently meeting weekly deadlines to ensure that the section is complete each week.
News Editor – This section covers on-campus news, including University affairs, coverage of BUSU, clubs, student events/initiatives and other relevant content, as well as local regional news. Moreover, the News Editor will cover business and technology news relevant to students.
Arts and Culture Editor – This section covers anything arts related (Brock students’ fine arts productions and events, local St Catharines music scene), as well as reviews of films, books, comics, literature and more.
Sports & Health Editor – This section covers Badger’s Varsity sports, professional league sports, and coverage of health and wellness issues relevant to students.
Copy Editors (2 positions available) – Responsible for editing news articles, before the standard production process, both online and in print.
Layout Editor – Unlike section editors, the layout editor will not be required to write or edit a specific section. The layout editor is responsible for the layout of ads, articles and pictures throughout the entire issue. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is recommended for applicants to this position, as well as a creative visual sense.
Chief Photographer – Responsible for coordinating visual content including photos, illustrations, and graphics. Please send sample photographs for this position.
Social Media Editor – Responsible for the management of The Brock Press social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and online content.
Distribution Manager – Responsible for delivering the newspapers on Tuesdays, both on campus and throughout the local area (Applicants must have access to a car)
Please keep in mind…
There are plenty of opportunities to work with us! We welcome any student that would like to volunteer as a contributor, photographer and/or editor!