The Sheaf is hiring for its 2017-18 season! All positions are open and you must be an undergraduate student to apply.

And did we mention the positions are FULLY PAID? Well, they are. Even if it doesn’t always feel like work.

The positions are casual/training over the spring and summer. It begins part time in September 2016 with the start of the fall school term. You must be an undergraduate student to apply.

Hiring Info Sessions 2017:
*All sessions in the Sheaf Office, room 108 MUB (Louis’ building)

Editor-In-Chief Hiring Session: Monday, February 13, at 3:30 pm: led by Naomi, Editor-in-Chief

Visual Positions Session (layout, graphics, photo, web, outreach): Thursday, March 2, 1:00 pm: led by Jeremy, Photo Editor

Visual Positions Session (layout, graphics, photo, web, outreach): Friday, March 3, 11:00 am: led by Lesia, Graphics Editor

Writing/Editing Positions Session (copy, staff writer, news, sports & health, culture, opinions): Wednesday, March 1 at 2:30: led by Jack, Staff Writer & Bridget, Culture Editor

Writing/Editing Positions Session (copy, staff writer, news, sports & health, culture, opinions): Friday, March 3, 12:00 pm: led by Larissa, Copy Editor & Emily, Sports & Health Editor

A description of the jobs and the opening can be found below.

Here’s how to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé and five samples of your work to the Sheaf office. For positions involving writing and editing, five samples of your writing is necessary. For visual positions, five images of your work is necessary (photos, graphic illustrations, drawings, layout examples, etc.) Work done for the Sheaf in the past is preferred as examples. Please do not submit more than five samples.

Applications for Editor-in-Chief are due on March 2 by 4 p.m. Applications for all other positions are due March 8 by 4 p.m. All applications can be submitted to the Sheaf office, located at 108 Memorial Union Building on campus (same building as Louis’).

For any additional questions please email editor@thesheaf.com

Editor-in-Chief

The EIC is responsible for all of the Sheaf’s content, both in print and online. Although individual editors are tasked with assigning stories to contributors, getting photos and graphics and ensuring the quality of the work, the EIC oversees how all those elements come together. They must be knowledgeable about all the articles each week and act as a resource for other staff members. Often, the EIC will be called upon to produce content quickly or unexpectedly in order to help out individual section editors. Strong editing and writing skills are must. The EIC should also be knowledgeable about the University of Saskatchewan and defamation laws.

News Editor

This position requires someone with strong news instincts, who is knowledgeable about campus and knows where to find stories. Strong interviewing and writing skills are a must. In addition to writing and editing news stories from a number of contributors, the News Editor also mentors emerging writers eager to hone their journalistic talents.

Culture Editor

The Culture section needs someone interested in all aspects of the arts world: film, music, television, visual arts, video games, student life, drama, etc. Even lifestyle-related content, like food and fashion, fits comfortably in this section. It is very open-ended, but a focus on local arts and culture is preferred. The Culture Editor should feel comfortable interviewing, editing and keeping in close contact with contributors to help them with their own articles.

Sports & Health Editor

The Sports & Health editor is responsible for coverage pertaining to sports on campus, as well as health issues that interest students. Huskies Athletics includes eight varsity sports that all require some level of coverage. The editor must be adept at conducting interviews, keeping up-to-date on campus sports and be a strong writer. The Sports & Health Editor also acts as a resource for contributors who need help finding and writing stories.

Opinions Editor

The Opinions Editor must be a news junkie familiar with local and national events and be able to craft thoughtful, insightful and original arguments about the world around us. This position also requires good editing and fact-checking skills, as well as good communication with contributors about how best to write opinions articles and where to find good story ideas. The Opinions Editor is also responsible for the Distractions section of the newspaper.

Copy Editor

Newspaper style is distinct from academic writing. It has to be succinct, informative and engaging. The Copy Editor reads all the articles going into each issue of the paper to ensure proper spelling and grammar, but also gives advice on how best to structure and articulate a piece according to the Canadian Press Stylebook.

Photo Editor

Images are an essential part of print and online media. Sporting events, art shows and university announcements all require photographic documentation. The Photo Editor’s job combines the act of going out into the world to shoot photos with the technical editing and touch-up skills required to prepare an image for publication. Practical photography skills and experience with editing software is essential for this position. If you’ve got a penchant for Photoshop and a passion for still photography, think about becoming our Photo Editor.

Graphics Editor

The Graphics Editor is an artist at heart. Illustrations, portraits, infographics, charts and graphs are all the official domain of the resident Sheaf artist. The editor must have strong sense for visual art, as well as the imagination and artistic drive to produce a number of unique graphic ideas for every issue. It is also the Graphic Editor’s sacred duty to choose the comics for the back page each week.

Layout Manager

The Layout Manager is an artist at heart, too, but prefers to design instead of draw, laying out the paper each week. A strong background and keen interest in typography, design, layout and graphics all play a key role in the Layout Manager’s job. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is needed.

Web Editor

It’s the Web Editor’s job to manage the Sheaf’s online presence. This includes maintaining and curating thesheaf.com and keeping in touch with readers via social media. A thorough knowledge of content management systems (particularly WordPress), along with web design and the workings of the Internet in general, are critical aspects of the Web Editor’s job. A working knowledge of computer science and programming for the web is recommended.

Outreach Director

The mission of the Outreach Director is to increase the visibility and presence of the Sheaf on the U of S campus. Job description includes delivering and monitoring the pick-up of the Sheaf, planning events for the Sheaf, managing social media accounts, launching an advertising campaign for the 2016-17 year and speaking to students and faculty at the U of S to advertise the Sheaf and attain feedback. Graphic design is not required but is an asset.

Staff Writer

The Staff Writer is required to be able to write for all sections of the paper if needed and is assigned weekly articles by the EIC, based on the paper’s need. This position also acts as a training opportunity and is an excellent place for people new to the Sheaf to get started. Finding stories, collaborating with the other section editors and helping contributors are all part of the job.

*All positions, except for the Editor-in-Chief, are considered part-time. The positions ALL begin with training starting mid-March 2017, through to the end of the term (April 2017). Positions fully take over their job as of May 1, 2017, when the 2016-17 staff ends their contracts at the end of April, and last until April of 2018.