The Fulcrum is hiring! Available positions for the 2016-17 publishing year are as follows.


The Fulcrum is the University of Ottawa’s independent English-language student newspaper. Since 1942, we have provided the University with an outlet for quality news, and its students with invaluable opportunities for learning and growth.

The Ombudsperson plays an integral role in ensuring fairness in compliance to procedures at the Fulcrum. We are looking for a candidate who can accomplish tasks both independently and in collaboration with others, a discrete and proactive individual with exceptional interpersonal and conflict management skills.

Duties and responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:
-Receive and investigate public, member, employee, and volunteer complaints against the editorial content of the Fulcrum
-Convene the investigation of a complaint that is not deemed frivolous and has not already been addressed by the Fulcrum, by publication of an apology, letter to the editor, or other such method
-Prepare and present a quarterly report to the Board of Directors detailing any actions that were taken
-Be continuously proactive and take initiative by educating employees and volunteers about their rights
-Prepare a transition report at the end of the year

Previous experience in hr and mediation is an asset, but is not required.

Please note that this is an unpaid, volunteer position and the Ombudsperson must not already be involved with the Fulcrum or the Board.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to Kate Murray at by Friday, August, 26th. Applicants are asked to attend the Board’s next monthly meeting on August, 28th, where the Board will review all submitted applications and select an applicant for the position.