The Fulcrum is now hiring  2017-18 editorial board and management positions! To apply for a position, please submit the required items by the given deadline by email to the designated email address.

Section Editors: News, Arts and Culture, Sports, Features, and Opinions Editors. Deadline: Wednesday, May 24.

Main Responsibilities

  • Solicitation of contributors to a particular section
  • Be responsible for content of a particular section
  • Write stories, attend events, and take photographs as needed.
  • Assign articles to contributors
  • Coordinate graphic and/or photographic assignments with the Visual Editor
  • Ensure weekly production deadlines are met
  • Be present in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays for production of the paper
  • Edit contents, structure, and style of all submitted copy for that section
  • Coordinate the layout of their section, in conjunction with the Production Manager
    and/or Visual Editor
  • Ensure there is enough copy or visuals to fill the pages assigned by the Production
    Manager
  • Responsible for uploading all print content to thefulcrum.ca each week

Other Duties

  • Responsible for working with the Editor-in-Chief and the Social Media Manager to develop an online strategy that integrates the editor’s section with the website, including but not limited to social media use, video content, liveblogging, podcasting, and alternative story forms
  • Attend staff, volunteer and Editorial Board meetings weekly unless excused by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Encourage contributors to attend weekly volunteer meetings
  • Educate (through seminars, workshops, guest speakers, one-on-one training, etc.) all
    interested staff in all aspects of the section
  • Provide adequate training to the incoming section editor
  • Write an end of term transition report

Application requirements

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, platform, and five unedited writing samples to manager@thefulcrum.ca. Applicants are encouraged to submit samples that reflect the content of the section for which they are applying.
  • Applicants who submit a complete and competitive application will be invited to write a knowledge and editing test. They must  receive 50 per cent or higher on each in order to be considered for an interview.

Visual Editor. Deadline: Wednesday, May 24.

Main Responsibilities

  • Solicit contributors for the graphic/photographic content of the newspaper
  • Delegate or execute all assignments such as graphics, editorial graphics, cartoons, illustrations and photos for both the print and online content of the Fulcrum
  • Responsible for editing all photos and graphics
  • Coordinate graphic and/or photographic assignments with each section editor
  • Responsible for the coordination of the cover, in conjunction with the Production Manager
  • Responsible for managing stock photos.
  • Hold at least three (3) office hours per publishing week, outside of production duties. Office hours must be scheduled during regular business hours
  • Educate (i.e. through seminars, workshops, guest speakers, one-on-one training, etc.) all interested volunteers in all aspects of the graphic/photographic content of the newspaper
  • Attend weekly volunteer and Editorial Board meetings unless excused by the Editor-in-Chief

Other Duties

  • Encourage contributors to attend staff meetings
  • Help with the general upkeep of the office, including but not limited to cleaning and filing
  • Offer training to anyone applying for the position for the upcoming Publishing Year
  • Sit on the Hiring Committee for the incoming Visual Editor
  • Provide adequate training to the incoming Visual Editor
  • Write an end of term transition report

Application requirements

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, platform, and portfolio of materials that showcase your photography, illustration, and/or design ability to manager@thefulcrum.ca. Skills in sports photography are considered an asset.
  • Applicants who submit a complete and competitive application will be invited to write a knowledge and visual editing test. They must  receive 50 per cent or higher on each, in order to be considered for an interview.

General Manager

 

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 General Manager plays a key role in the Fulcrum’s operation. We are looking for a candidate who can accomplish tasks both independently and in collaboration with others; a leader with exceptional people management, time management and conflict resolution skills. The successful candidate will also have a basic knowledge of accounting.

If you’re a responsible, organized people-person with an interest in managing the Fulcrum’s dynamic team, this is the opportunity for you!

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a link between the Editorial Board and the Board of Directors
  • Act as liaison between the Fulcrum Publishing Society and the Canadian University Press
  • Administer and implement the resolutions of the Board of Directors
  • Maintain office equipment and supplies
  • Manage a staff of approximately 15 employees
  • Approve and manage payroll
  • Maintain good record keeping and standing of Fulcrum bank accounts
  • Act as a key legal signing authority
  • Prepare proper financial statements and taxes, and work with year end auditor

Previous experience in student journalism and/or preparing audits is an asset, but is not required. Applicants with a university or college degree in a related discipline are preferred.

Please note that this is a full-time, one year contract position with the opportunity for renewal, with an estimated salary range of $30,000-$33,000. The Fulcrum also offers benefits, which will be discussed with the successful candidate. In addition to their weekly hours, there is at least one weekend a month that the general manager will be expected to be present on a Sunday for the monthly Board meeting.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a copy of your CV, and two references to Marguerite Gollish, the Chair of the Fulcrum Publishing Society’s Board of Directors at mgoll043@uottawa.ca by Monday, May 29th.

Advertising Representative

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 Advertising Representative plays a key role in the Fulcrum’s operations. We are looking for a candidate who can accomplish tasks both independently and in collaboration with others; a leader with exceptional time management skills and the abilities to think outside the box and take initiative. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of advertising and marketing strategies.

If you’re a responsible, organized people-person with an interest in working on the Fulcrum’s dynamic team, this is the opportunity for you!

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate the booking of advertisements and collect advertising materials for publication
  • Pursue and maintain relations with advertising clients
  • Maintain client lists
  • Maintain advertising records
  • Draft and sign advertising contracts and submit to General Manager for approval
  • Provide a report to the Board at all regular meetings and as requested by the Board
  • Set ad rates, in conjunction with the General Manager and the Board
  • Prepare tear sheets for clients
  • Coordinate placement of advertisements with the Production Manager
  • Report to the General Manager
  • Manage marketing budget and branding

Applicants with previous experience in account management, contracts, customer service, and sales are preferred, as are those with a university or college degree in a related discipline. Proficiency in photoshop and Mac operating systems is an asset, but is not required.

Please note that this is a full-time, one year contract position with the opportunity for renewal. Assuming that sales targets are met, the salary for this position is $27,500 at a 15% commission rate. If sales targets are exceeded, the commission rate increases to 20%. The Fulcrum also offers benefits, which will be discussed with the successful candidate. In addition to their weekly hours, there is at least one weekend a month that the advertising representative will be expected to be present on a Sunday for the monthly Board meeting.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a copy of your CV, and two references to Marguerite Gollish, the Chair of the Fulcrum Publishing Society’s Board of Directors, at mgoll043@uottawa.ca by Monday, May 29th.