JOB POSTING – Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine

The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Managing Editor to handle all the day-to-day duties of publishing The Voice each week.

We publish 50 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week to the job. The Editor will work from home and must have a good quality computer and high-speed Internet. Some software will be supplied.



? Superior writing skills and flawless copy-editing with knowledge of Canadian usage
? Excellent Internet research skills
? Experience with Adobe Acrobat, PhotoShop, and Microsoft Office
? Advanced Microsoft Word and intermediate Excel and Outlook skills
? Knowledge of copyright and privacy legislation an asset
? Knowledge of citation guidelines (APA format)
? Experience with social media and online forums
? Must be very detail oriented
? Very strong computer/technical skills
? Knowledge of file sizes; ability to format graphics and other files for the web
? Well organized, with excellent time-management skills
? Able to maintain organized electronic files
? Team player, professional, positive attitude
? Responsible: able to consistently meet deadlines without oversight
? Able to learn and adapt to changing policies and requests
? Completed or working toward a university undergraduate degree in English, communications, journalism, or other related field; equivalent experience or college credentials considered.
? Administrative and media experience an asset
? Editing certification an asset

The ideal candidate has solid post-secondary training; experience with management and administration; is approachable and able to help others grow, while maintaining high standards; and has a strong commitment to providing content relevant to the Athabasca University community.


Copy-Editing and Writing

? Proofread and copy-edit all articles submitted to The Voice
? Contact writers for clarification of material or sources as needed
? Write the editorial column and other copy as needed to provide adequate coverage of events important to AUSU members
? Assist new writers in developing their skills
? Maintain awareness of copyright and publication standards in Canada
? Check all articles for copyrighted material
? Perform regular Internet searches to check if submitted materials have been published elsewhere, and if Voice articles have been used without permission
? Ensure all Voice content is well-referenced, ethical, and follows sound journalistic ethics

Invoicing and record keeping

? Prepare invoices for freelance writer payments each month
? Maintain a list of all writers and submit changes of address or performance notes to the Editor in Chief
? Ensure all records are maintained and transferred to the Editor in Chief regularly for backup and storage
? Maintain records in accordance with privacy legislation


? Upload articles to the database for each week’s issue
? Prepare and upload PDF version of The Voice each week
? Format graphics as needed for Voice stories

Communication and planning

? Reply to Voice email and provide information to current and prospective writers
? Develop ideas for recruiting writers, adding content to the paper, and advertising
? Utilize social media, student forums, and other communication methods to promote The Voice and learn about the readership
? Regularly assess the publication and website to recommend updates; help develop reader surveys.


? Planning and Organization: Setting priorities and preparing for future events by visualizing progress.
? Communication: Ability to express ideas written and orally. Maintain open dialogue with others. Reporting of information to necessary channels.
? Competence: Make sound judgments and solve problems.
? Performance: Quality tasks done to standard and in a timely manner while being able to prioritize.
? Commitment: Stewardship of The Voice‘s interest and objectives.
? Reliability: Dependable for following through on task accomplishments in a timely manner.
? Detail Oriented: absolute consistency and attention to formatting, spelling, and general document appearance.
? Aptitude for Learning: Adaptability to change.

If you are interested in this position, please email with a cover letter and resume. All applicants will be asked to complete a copy-editing and writing skills test, and to submit writing samples. Remuneration will be 28 – 35k per annum, depending on experience. The Voice covers some expenses and provides a free AU course each year. The Voice is an equal opportunities employer.

Resumes will be accepted up to and including September 30, 2013.