News Editor

Position: News Editor
Start-End Date: August 2018 – April 2019
Location: On & Off Campus
Position Type: Paid
Hours: Roughly 15 hours/week
Pay: $210 per publication
Deadline to apply Until filled

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 August 2018 – April 2019. 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 late August, which all employees are expected to attend.

News Editor – This position covers on-campus news, including University affairs, coverage of BUSU, clubs, student events/initiatives and other relevant content, as well as local regional news.

The News Editor 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 needed could increase 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.

As the News Editor, you are required to supervise three assistants, who will help fulfill the section each week. The News Editor is also required two hours of office hours per week and is expected to attend a weekly staff meeting. Applicant must be available on August 25 and 26 for training and available on Monday’s as detailed above.

 

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