Arts & Culture Editor

Website The Uniter

deadline: August 16 at 12:00pm

The Uniter is seeking a dedicated, artistic and well-connected person to fill the role of arts and culture editor. This person should have experience and a passion for writing about such topics as music, film, dance, fashion, literature, food, visual art and more.

Successful candidates should feel comfortable running a team of contributors, assigning and editing their work, providing feedback, organizing meetings and building relationships with Winnipeg’s diverse arts and culture scene.

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available for editorial meetings, section meetings and mentorship during the regular academic year (late-August to early December/January to April.) Daytime meetings usually occur on Thursdays.

This position pays $250/week. The arts and culture editor will begin their term in August (date TBD, ASAP).

Skill Requirements

  • Should have at least 2 years experience in arts and culture writing
  • Must have experience editing
  • Ability to multitask, make decisions and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Knowledge of google docs
  • Ability to oversee, mentor and lead a team of staff and volunteers
  • Ability to maintain deadlines

Duties

  • Work closely with managing editor to construct weekly story lists
  • Assign and collect writing assignments on a weekly basis
  • Ensure section is filled and balanced on a weekly basis
  • Provide constructive feedback to contributors within section
  • Must attend editorial meetings
  • Work closely with copy and style editor to ensure all work is factual and formatted properly for print
  • Relationship to colleagues:
  • Reports to managing editor and business manager
  • Supervises arts and culture reporters and section volunteers
  • Collaborates with copy and style editor, volunteer coordinator and photo team

Interested parties should submit a resume including references, CV, a cover letter and at least three published works by noon on August 16, 2019. Application packages should be sent to info@uniter.ca or deliver application packages in person to:

THE UNITER ORM14 Bulman Centre 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

For more information, contact managing editor Thomas Pashko at editor@uniter.ca or (204) 988-7579.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to editor@uniter.ca.