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The Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa’s English language student newspaper (and Canadian University Press’s student publication of the year), is hiring for the 2019-20 academic year!

Business department

General Manager

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.

Please view the full job posting and instructions on how to apply here: General Manager Job Posting.

Deadline to apply is April 20, 2019.

Editorial Board

All positions are paid, starting in mid-August 2019 and running through to April 1, 2020. We’re looking for an art director, news editor, arts & culture editor, features editor, and sports editor.

To apply, submit a copy of your resume, a platform for your desired section, and two unedited writing samples (does not apply to online editor/art director) to manager@thefulcrum.ca.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19. We thank all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a knowledge/editing test and interview.  

Art Director

  • Collaborates with section editors and contributors to develop visual content (photo and illustrations, original and stock) to pair with every written article
  • Organizes photo and/or video shoots as necessary
  • Regularly attends editorial board and volunteer meetings, assigning art, photo and video content to contributors
  • Must have previous experience working with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign or equivalent programs, as well as experience in photography and videography
  • Reports to the editor-in-chief, additional duties as assigned by EIC

News Editor

  • Produces three to five news stories a week, focusing on campus politics, student and faculty/staff issues, administration news, U of O research, campus events and local news pertinent to students
  • Regularly attends editorial board and volunteer meetings, pitching story ideas and assigning these pitches to contributors
  • Builds and maintains relations with volunteers and freelancers, encouraging pitching and new ideas, while editing submissions for structure, content and style
  • Collaborates with the art director to develop visual content for articles
  • Collaborates with contributors to develop multimedia content (videos, maps, infographics, data visualizations) to pair with written content
  • Must be knowledgeable of CP style, spelling and grammar, with an understanding of campus politics and local news
  • Reports to the editor-in-chief, additional duties as assigned by EIC

Arts & Culture Editor

  • Produces three to five arts & culture stories a week, focusing on prioritizing underserved voices and shedding light on new cultural experiences
  • Also writes reviews of books, plays, shows, television, film, and music
  • Regularly attends editorial board and volunteer meetings, pitching story ideas and assigning these pitches to contributors
  • Builds and maintains relations with volunteers and freelancers, encouraging pitching and new ideas, while editing submissions for structure, content and style
  • Collaborates with the art director to develop visual content for articles
  • Collaborates with contributors to develop multimedia content (videos, maps, infographics, data visualizations) to pair with written content
  • Must be knowledgeable of CP style, spelling and grammar, with an understanding of campus and local arts and culture events
  • Reports to the editor-in-chief, additional duties as assigned by EIC

Features Editor

  • Produces one longform feature story a week, diving deep into a topic of interest, a student or local issue, or a profile an interesting member of the community
  • Develops a theme to focus on at the end of each month, where three to four feature stories related to this theme are produced that week
  • Regularly attends editorial board and volunteer meetings, pitching story ideas and assigning these pitches to contributors
  • Builds and maintains relations with volunteers and freelancers, encouraging pitching and new ideas, while editing submissions for structure, content and style
  • Collaborates with the art director to develop visual content for articles
  • Collaborates with contributors to develop multimedia content (videos, maps, infographics, data visualizations) to pair with written content
  • Must be knowledgeable of CP style, spelling and grammar, with an understanding of feature writing and longform journalism
  • Reports to the editor-in-chief, additional duties as assigned by EIC

Sports Editor

  • Produces three to five sports stories a week, focusing on Gee-Gees varsity teams, health and wellness, and profiling interesting athletes or coaches
  • Regularly attends editorial board and volunteer meetings, pitching story ideas and assigning these pitches to contributors
  • Builds and maintains relations with volunteers and freelancers, encouraging pitching and new ideas, while editing submissions for structure, content and style
  • Collaborates with the art director to develop visual content for articles
  • Collaborates with contributors to develop multimedia content (videos, maps, infographics, data visualizations) to pair with written content
  • Must be knowledgeable of CP style, spelling and grammar, with an understanding of Gee-Gees varsity teams and their players and coaches
  • Reports to the editor-in-chief, additional duties as assigned by EIC

EDITORIAL BOARD/BUSINESS DEPARTMENT 

Online Editor

Editorial roles…

  • Writes and edits social media posts to promote content produced by the Fulcrum
  • Maintains the Fulcrum’s online presence by sharing content on social media platforms, especially Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
  • Responds to readers concerns on social media platforms, actively working to address and correct issues raised
  • Develops promotional campaigns on social media accounts to increase the Fulcrum’s online presence and readership
  • Must be knowledgeable in Google Analytics, Tweetdeck and MailChimp

Business roles…

The Online Editor for The Fulcrum Publishing Society is also responsible for building awareness of the organization and managing the brand of The Fulcrum. Furthermore, the Online Editor helps build the readership of The Fulcrum online and helps the organization fulfill its mission by building mutually beneficial partnerships on campus.

Specifically, the Online Editor has the following responsibilities;

Branding

  • Leading brand specific projects ensuring effective and efficient delivery on time and within budget commitments

Marketing

  • Developing channel strategies with measurable KPIs

  • Identifying opportunities to market the Fulcrum on campus and abroad

  • Developing a comprehensive and aligned marketing plan

Other Duties

  • Aiding the General Manager in fundraising for Fulcrum related events and projects

  • Developing analytics through analysis of online trends, performance indicators and competitive environment

  • Attending a weekly meeting with the General Manager for a progress update

  • Attending all monthly Board meetings

  • Providing a report to the Board at all regular meetings and as requested by the Board

  • Providing adequate training for the incoming Online Editor

  • Writing a transition report for the incoming Online Editor