Opinion Editor

Position: Opinion Editor
Start-End Date: July 2020 – April 2021
Location: On & Off Campus
Position Type: Paid
Hours: Roughly 15 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.

Opinion Editor – The Opinion 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 article topics.

The Opinion Editor is also required two hours of office hours per week and is expected to attend a weekly staff meeting. Applicant must be available in the summer for training and available on Monday’s as detailed above.

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