Canada Summer Jobs - Journalist
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, 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.
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 every Friday at 3PM (excluding school holidays) located at Sadleir House Lecture Hall. Or you can join via Zoom. Story meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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:
Please submit your stories as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, or GoogleDocs 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:
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.