Hiring

The Gauntlet is hiring our editorial board for the 2017-18 year. Information on positions and applications in outlined below. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Editor-in-Chief Melanie Woods at eic@thegauntlet.ca or by phone at (403) 391-8138.


Tier I: Editor-in-Chief

The Gauntlet’s Editor-in-Chief is elected every year by the society’s membership. This year the election will be held on March 7, 2017, with voting open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Results will be announced at 6:00 p.m. that same day.

Interested candidates for Editor-in-Chief must post a poster with their name and the position on the south-facing windows of the Gauntlet office by February 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. An open question forum for candidates will be held on March 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Interested applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief are encouraged to contact current Editor-in-Chief Melanie Woods to express their interest.

Voting members of the Gauntlet Publications Society are all paid staff and any volunteer contributors who have completed a volunteer orientation within the past year and have contributed at least three times a semester. If you are unsure if you qualify as a voting member, email eic@thegauntlet.ca to confirm. A full voting list will be sent out to members in late February.


Tier II: Section Editors

The Gauntlet is hiring the following positions for the 2017-18 year. Tier II includes the News Editor, Opinions Editor, Entertainment Editor, Sports Editor, Humour Editor, Photo Editor, Digital Editor, Video Editor and Volunteer Coordinator. All positions are salaried. Job descriptions are below. 

Applications for Tier II positions are due March 3 at 4:00 p.m. Resumes and cover letters can be dropped off in person to Editor-in-Chief Melanie Woods or sent over e-mail to eic@thegauntlet.ca. All candidates must be available for an interview sometime during the day on March 11, and complete an editing test with the current editor in their position scheduled during the week prior to that interview day. Position hirings will be announced March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Editor-in-Chief Melanie Woods at eic@thegauntlet.ca or by phone at (403) 391-8138.


Tier II job descriptions (tentative and subject to change):

News Editor (May 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours on weekdays
  2. News section:
    1. assigning and editing all news copy
    2. notifying the graphics and photo department of photo and illustration requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. liasing with graphics department in terms of magazine layout
    4. maintaining news files and contacts in an organized manner
    5. attending Students’ Legislative Council, Board of Governors and General Faculties Council meetings, with exceptions for special circumstances or when sending the News Assistant for training purposes
    6. scanning other publications and websites for story ideas
    7. ensuring that there is an up-to-date news guide
    8. selecting candidates for the News Assistant position and notifying the Editor-in-Chief and Board of Directors
    9. post breaking campus and city news on relevant social media sites
    10. organizing the masthead in print and ensuring information in it is up-to-date
    11. consulting with the opinions editor with regards to opinions-related content in order to ensure continuity within the paper
    12. expected to write stories to fill the section in print and online as necessary
    13. producing at least one story a month for Gauntlet radio
  3. Recruitment/Training:
    1. recruiting and training news writers
    2. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    3. critiquing each story as necessary and returning it to the writer
    4. arrange at least one workshop during both the Fall and Winter semester for news writers
    5. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. maintaining records for future news editors
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    5. keeping abreast of campus/city/provincial/national/international events which may relevant to the news section

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: News Assistants, Volunteers

 

Opinions Editor (September 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Opinions section:
    1. assigning and editing all opinions copy
    2. notifying the graphics and photo departments of photo and graphic requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. assigning campus quips as necessary
    4. liasing with graphics department regarding monthly magazine layout
    5. fact checking the editorial and oped pieces within the section
    6. ensuring there is an up-to-date opinions guide
    7. expected to write stories to fill the section in print and online as necessary
  3. Consultative role:
    1. available to review opinions content in other sections of the paper as requested by other section editors
  4. Recruitment/Training:
    1. sending out a newslist with story ideas
    2. recruiting and training opinions writers and columnists
    3. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    4. critiquing each story as necessary and returning it to the writer
    5. finding and training a replacement
  5. Editorial duties
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. keeping abreast of campus/city/provincial/national/international events which may be relevant to the opinions section

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

Entertainment Editor (May 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours on weekdays
  2. Entertainment section:
    1. assigning and editing all entertainment copy
    2. notifying the graphics and photo departments of photo and graphic requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. liasing with graphics department regarding monthly magazine layout
    4. expected to write stories to fill the section in print and online as necessary
    5. maintaining and developing contact with public relations agents and event promoters in all areas pertinent to the entertainment section, both existing and emerging
    6. promoting entertainment-related Gauntlet contests and ensuring prize winners are contacted
    7. post breaking entertainment news on relevant social media sites
    8. screen talent submissions for possible review
    9. ensuring there is an up-to-date entertainment guide
    10. producing at least one story a month for Gauntlet radio
  3. Recruitment/Training:
    1. sending out a newslist with story ideas
    2. recruiting and training entertainment writers
    3. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    4. critiquing each story as necessary and returning it to the writer
    5. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. remaining abreast of arts and entertainment issues on campus and voicing that opinion as warranted

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers, Entertainment Assistant

 

Sports Editor (September 2017 –April 2018. Potential for work in summer.)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Sports section:
    1. assigning and editing all sports copy
    2. notifying the photo and graphics departments for image requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    3. liasing with the graphics department regarding magazine layout
    4. expected to write stories to fill the section in print and online as necessary
    5. responsible for statistics information when warranted
    6. ensuring Dinos press conferences are attended as warranted
    7. post breaking sports news on relevant social media sites
    8. arranging for travel of writers and photographers to national championships
    9. ensuring there is an up-to-date sports guide
    10. producing at least one story a month for Gauntlet radio
  3. Recruitment/Training:
    1. recruiting and training beat reporters for section-relevant University of Calgary teams
    2. recruiting and training general sports writers
    3. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    4. critiquing each story as necessary and returning it to the writer
    5. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. remaining abreast of sporting issues on campus and voice that opinion as warranted
    5. supervising and presenting the Gauntlet Extra Effort Award

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers, Sports Assistant

 

Humour Editor (September 2017 –April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Humour section:
    1. soliciting and editing comics
    2. assigning and editing humour copy
    3. notifying the photo and graphics departments of image and illustration requests, allowing for a reasonable preparation time
    4. liasing with the graphics department regarding magazine layout
    5. producing or soliciting weekly horoscopes
    6. producing a weekly crossword puzzle and other diversions as required
    7. expected to write stories to fill the section in print and online as necessary
    8. ensuring there is an up-to-date humour and comics guide
  3. Recruitment/Training:
    1. send out a newslist with story ideas
    2. recruiting and training of cartoonists
    3. recruiting and training humour writers
    4. meeting with writers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    5. critiquing each story as necessary and returning it to the writer
    6. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. staying abreast of relevant campus issues and events

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

Photo Editor (May 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Photos:
    1. ensuring all requested photos, where reasonable preparation time has been given, have been shot, and all images prepared for print and web
    2. processing creative commons photos used by section editors
    3. available to review visual content upon the request of section editors
  3. Organizational and training duties:
    1. recruiting and training photographers
    2. meeting with photographers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    3. maintaining files of all photos shot during the year
    4. maintaining the Gauntlet’s photo archives
    5. arrange at least one workshop during both the Fall and Winter semester for photographers
    6. give photo assignments to volunteers
    7. responsible for maintaining an inventory of all photo equipment alongside their upkeep
    8. consults with Editor-in-Chief on required photo equipment
    9. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    4. prepared to receive responsibility for the cover, in conjunction with templates created by the graphics artist
  5. Skills required:
    1. Adobe Photoshop
    2. Adobe Lightroom

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

Video Editor (September 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Videos:
    1. produces at least two videos a month
    2. creating and/or editing said videos
    3. consults with Editor-in-Chief to decide on appropriate topics for those videos
    4. coordinates with section editors to discuss stories that could be turned into videos
    5. processes and troubleshoots videos to be posted on the Gauntlet website and social media
  3. Organizational and training duties:
    1. recruiting and training videographers
    2. meeting with videographers as often as necessary to ensure their skills are improving
    3. consults with Editor-in-Chief on required equipment
    4. finding and training a replacement
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. coordinating with the online editor in regards to web-specific content
    2. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting
    3. keeping abreast of campus/city/provincial/national/international events which may be relevant to the video section

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

Digital Editor (May 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Maintaining and posting regular office hours
  2. Web Duties:
    1. supervise all posting to website
    2. post all stories and content on social media, following a posting schedule and using prewritten social media content from section editors
    3. aware of and advocates for technical changes to the production process
    4. maintain and develop new features for the website
    5. stylize choice print content from each section for online
    6. maintain the Gauntlet’s social media presence on all used social media sites
    7. develop a brand for the Gauntlet’s web presence
    8. responsible for maintaining an inventory of the Gauntlet’s technological equipment and ensuring their upkeep
  3. Production duties:
    1. assist Gauntlet staff with all technology-related problems
    2. assist the Editor-in-Chief during production
    3. package and send the finished magazine to the printer
    4. stay at the Gauntlet office until production ends and confirm the printers .pdf files are workable
  4. Editorial duties:
    1. attending weekly editorial/pitch meetings
    2. coordinating with section editors in regards to web-specific content
    3. being prepared to discuss stories for the upcoming week at the editorial meeting

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

Volunteer Coordinator (September 2017 – April 2018)

  1. Coordinator duties:
    1. updating the volunteer form in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure it meets the demands of the current editorial board
    2. ensure that Gauntlet volunteers have signed a copy of the volunteer form
    3. maintaining a file database of completed and signed volunteer forms
    4. maintaining a Gauntlet volunteer mailing list to inform volunteers of Gauntlet events
    5. organizing at least one Gauntlet sanctioned social event per month
    6. organizing and providing general training for volunteers during production night
    7. administering the Gauntlet orientation presentation to new volunteers
    8. assisting section editors in training volunteers on CP style and copy editing symbols
  2. Distribution duties:
    1. ensuring that the magazine has arrived and informing the Editor-in-Chief
    2. distributing the print edition to all campus distribution points including residence every during production period
    3. disposing of extra print papers into recycling

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief

Supervises: Volunteers

 

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