Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

Position: Assistant Arts & Culture
Start-End Date: July 2020 – April 2021
Location: On & Off Campus
Position Type: Paid
Hours: Roughly 8 hours/week
Deadline to apply March 12 at 4:00 p.m.

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 (editor@brockpress.com) or in person at our office (SAC 204B) during business hours. Applicants will be contacted shortly after to arrange an interview.

What you need to know about the job:

The position is on contract from July 2020 – April 2021. You must be available for all Production Days, which is every Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. If you have a class you’re allowed to step out. There is a training weekend in the summer, which all employees are expected to attend.

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor – This position covers arts & culture events around the University and the Niagara Region, this includes but is not limited to music/concerts, arts, films and plays. This position will also write reviews regarding relevantly new films, albums and books.

An Assistant is required to write two to three articles per publication of about 700 words in length, with an additional article that will go online during the week. Number of articles per week could change depending on the week. Every writer will be aware of their article topics by Tuesday afternoon and have a deadline to complete the articles by Saturday 5:00 p.m. Editors are required to brainstorm stories that include on-going campus and local news and investigative pieces. Editors must attend the events they are writing on and conduct interviews – representing The Brock Press in a professional manner. Assistants must also attend one hour of office hours and a weekly staff meeting.

The Assistant Arts & Culture Editor will report to the Arts & Culture Editor throughout the year. Applicant must be available in the summer for training and on Monday’s as detailed above.

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