Career Opportunities

Work at Arthur

Applications are open for the position of Co-Editor!View the full job posting here.

The Coordinating Editor (Co-Editor) is at the helm of this independent student press! This role is best described as one part editor of an online and print publication, and one part executive director of a not-for-profit. The Co-Editor reports directly to Arthur Newspaper’s board of directors and is accountable to the undergraduate students of Trent University more broadly. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work closely with other Editors and Directors to fulfil Arthur’s mandate as an independent and anti-oppressive student paper that serves both the Trent student community and Nogojiwanong-Peterborough 
  • Contribute an editorial voice to the paper
  • Conduct journalism, whether it be written, audio, video etc. 
  • Hire and manage a team of copy editors, journalists, advertising managers, and communications coordinators
  • Oversee the editorial process from pitch to publication, lead story meetings, and work one-on-one with staff to develop their writing and journalism skills 
  • Curate Arthur’s print paper and coordinate its printing and distribution 
  • Prepare and execute a communications strategy 
  • Secure revenue for the paper through advertising and fundraising
  • Oversee the continued development of www.trentarthur.ca
  • Fulfil all aspects of Arthur’s administrative needs including developing a budget and reporting monthly financials to the board, running payroll, filing taxes, and working closely with Arthur’s bookkeeper
  • Build and maintain partnerships with community groups 
  • Represent Arthur in the community

Please submit one .pdf file containing a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for at least two references to editors@trentarthur.ca before noon on July 18th, 2022.

View the full job posting here.

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.

These meetings take place every Wednesday at 5:00 pm on the Sadleir House lawn. 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 Sundays 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 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" should be under 500 words. Those 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.