Newspaper Editor, The Voice – competition closes January 25, 2003
Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) is looking for a new Editor for our online student newspaper, the Voice. This is a contract position requiring 25-30 hours weekly, reporting to the AUSU executive committee, at a wage of $1500 a month. Hours are flexible, but a Wednesday publication schedule must be met 51 weeks a year. Preference will be given to a candidate who is a student at Athabasca University. Adequate computer equipment and Internet connection are required. Software will be provided.
Duties: Review correspondence to the Voice, select articles and news items for publication, format and proofread submissions, copy editing, provide appropriate graphic designs, upload newspaper into HTML and pdf format, provide editorials and other content where necessary, maintain subscriber list, develop and manage Voice budget, and arrange payment for writers. It is incumbent on the Editor to maintain a positive and encouraging relationship with the writers without compromising quality. A good understanding of copyright legislation and the ability to determine appropriate source references is expected. The Editor will ensure that The Voice is published in a timely, accurate manner, that the publication is of the highest quality, and that content is appropriate to the interests of Athabasca University Students. The Editor may also be required to attend AUSU Council meetings, Convocation, and other events to represent the Voice.
Â· several years office/secretarial experience
Â· writing and editing experience
Â· strong proof-reading and data entry skills
Â· attention to detail
Â· excellent communication, decision-making and organizational skills
Â· familiarity with HTML, Adobe pdf, and basic website design.
Skills with graphics and photography would be an asset. The successful candidate will be a good teamworker, flexible, willing to adapt to the changing needs of AUSU, and able to work well under pressure. AUSU is an equal opportunity employer.
Submit resume and samples of work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, contact D. Jabbour: email@example.com