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Job Posting: 2020-21 Arts & Culture Editor

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Arts & Culture Editor 

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Terms of Contract: Part-time, one-year position from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

Expected Hours: May – 10-15hrs/week, June and July – 5-10hrs/week, August – 10-15hrs/week, Sept.-Apr. – 20-25 hrs/week

*note: these hours may fluctuate from week to week.

Salary: $10,350 (monthly distribution to be negotiated)

Job Summary:

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.

-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.

-Perform other job-related duties as required by the Editor-in-Chief.

Qualifications:

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 eic@gateway.ualberta.ca. Applications are due on March 30, 2020 at 10:00pm. 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.

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