Career Opportunities

Work at Arthur

We are currently hiring our team for the 2021/22 school year! Click the titles to learn more about each position. Applications due to editors@trentarthur.ca by 5pm on September 17th. All positions are 6 hours/week, with the exception of the Copy Editor position, which ranges from 6-10 hours/week.

Student Journalist

Student journalists produce locally relevant stories for publication in Arthur -- an independent multimedia outlet funded by students and community members. This role requires someone with an interest in campus and community happenings, social, environmental, political issues, as well as a passion for storytelling. Student Journalists will be provided with opportunities to explore audio and video journalism, or work in more traditional modes, like written articles. Arthur is all about providing space for students to develop their skills, interests, and passions alongside a supportive editorial team. 

There are always stories that need to be told and we will help you find them. Apply to become a student journalist with Arthur and tell the stories that matter most to students and community members, while gaining valuable experience in media.

Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinators at Arthur are integral aspects of the campus news team. This role may involve creating multi-media promotional materials including graphic design, photography, visual art, audio, and/or audio-visual, managing various social media accounts, delivering Arthur’s newsletter, meme-making and more. We ask that as Communications Coordinator a student would come with a fierce passion for communication and be able to communicate effectively through the social media we use, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Have you ever been too proud of a meme you made? Never made a meme but always thinking of good ones? Do you love design? Photography? Or do you simply love what Arthur does and want to help us build a better online presence? Join us! Apply to become Communications Coordinator!

Copy Editor

Copy Editors at Arthur are an integral part of the campus news team. This role requires a student with a fierce love of grammar and verity. The Copy Editors read, re-read, fact-check, grammar-check, and fully examine all articles submitted to Arthur, scanning for accuracy, syntax, tone and structure. 

Are you grammar hungry? Passionate about syntax? Or would you simply love to read Arthur’s incredible submissions before they’re published? -- apply now to become Copy Editor!

Volunteering

Volunteers are the core of Arthur Newspaper. Volunteers write articles, email us story ideas, take photos, make art, submit all kinds of work for publication, help us fundraise and build a strong community here at Arthur. Our Board of Directors is also made up of volunteers.

If you’re enthusiastic about Arthur, we can find a way for you to help us out that also helps you out. You definitely don’t have to be a reporter to make a huge difference in what we accomplish. Drop by our office (not during COVID-19), come to a story meeting, or email us, and we’ll find something for you to do that suits your skills and your goals. We are happy to provide training where required. Our contact info is all right here.

We also have a handy FAQ for prospective volunteers interested in writing.

Story Meetings

The best way to find out about volunteer opportunities and to meet Arthur staff is to attend a story meeting. These meetings are where we review the previous issue, discuss what articles are going in the next issue, and decide which contributors will cover them. Even if you are not a writer yourself, you’re welcome to attend story meetings to pitch story ideas to the staff collective. Story meetings are also where we match up writers and photographers. Does your story need a photo? Come to the story meeting. Wanna know what to take pictures of this week? Come to a story meeting.

Story meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these meetings take place virtually every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. If you can't make it during this time, email us at editors@trentarthur.ca and we can set an alternate meeting time or discuss your story ideas over email.

Submission Guidelines

Deadlines for articles are Mondays at 11:59 p.m. EST. It is possible to arrange for later deadlines provided that this arrangement is made well prior to the original deadline.

When submitting an article, please include the following in your email:

  • “Article Submission” in the subject line
  • Author’s real name in the email body text

Please submit your stories as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, or .pdf file format. Please attach any photos separately. Do not put them in the word processor document.

At the top of the word processor document, please include:

  • Title or a working title (you can also indicate that you're looking for suggestions)
  • Your name/pseudonym/anonymous

Articles should be 300 words (short announcement) to 1000 words (feature length article). Pieces longer than this may be negotiated circumstantially at the editors’ discretion.

"Letters to the editor" that are more than 500 words may be published, but Arthur reserves the right to edit letters for length.

Arthur reserves the right to edit or refuse any material that is considered unfit for publication as determined by the Editor(s). We do not print content that violates our Anti-Oppression policy.