Position: Arts & Culture Editor
Reports to: Editor-in-Chief
Terms of Contract: Part-time, August 1 2019 to May 30, 2020
Expected Hours*: August: 10-15 hours/week, September-May: 20-25 hours/week
*Note: hours may fluctuate week to week
Salary: $7,762.50 (monthly distribution to be negotiated)
The Arts Editor shall be responsible for teaching interested persons about the operations of The Gateway in relation to local entertainment and culture-related matters. The Arts Editor must operate in accordance with the Gateway Journalism Society bylaws at all times.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Ensure that matters of interest for university students are covered in the Arts & Culture section.
-Write and edit copy for the Arts section, producing no less than 10 stories per week.
-Shoot multimedia video for the Arts & Culture section
-Request and select appropriate photos and/or graphics for the Arts section, in consultation with the Photo Editor and Art Director.
-Write editorials as necessary, in conjunction with the Opinion Editor and EIC.
-Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Outreach entertainment-related promotions and contests.
-Arrange and distribute media passes and tickets where applicable.
-Create and maintain working relationships with publicists and local venue operators.
-Endeavour, in conjunction with the Managing Editor, to generate and/or solicit from volunteers story ideas that may be worthy of in-depth coverage in the features section, as well as contribute to at least one story for the features section per term.
-Coordinate at least one section workshop per semester, two if possible, for volunteer training purposes.
-Update the Arts Staff Manual over the summer with any necessary improvements or changes to help facilitate volunteer training.
-Hand out new issues of The Gateway on campus once per month at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
-Perform other job-related duties as required by the Editor-in-Chief.
1) Must be registered in the equivalent of at least one (1) course for credit at the University of Alberta during each term of the Fall and Winter sessions of their term in this position.
2) Must be available to work varying hours.
3) Must have basic computer skills.
4) Must have excellent organizational skills.
5) Must be able to deal effectively with Society and University staff, students and the general public.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio of up to five pieces to current Editor-in-Chief Andrew McWhinney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due on Wednesday, July 31, at 4:00pm. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be scheduled for the following weekend. The interview process consists of a 30-minute editorial test and a 30-minute interview, five minutes of which are dedicated to a job pitch by candidates.