The Sheaf staff includes 9 student members. Hiring for these positions takes place in March of each year, and any undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan can apply.
Working for the Sheaf is a great way to contribute to your local campus community and meet like-minded individuals with a passion for journalism, language and visual arts! Join our team for the chance to build your creative portfolio, learn practical career skills, make awesome new friends, expand your professional resume, add value to your university education and make money doing something you love.
The Sheaf is written for students, by students, so whether you’d like to volunteer now — and take advantage of the opportunity for mentorship — or apply for one of our paid staff positions in the spring, we need student contributors like you to succeed.
Currently, the Sheaf is looking to fill the positions of Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Opinions Editor and Staff Writer. Apply with your resume to email@example.com by 4 pm Thursday, October 14th, 2022!
Links and descriptions of the jobs the Sheaf offers can be found below.
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.
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 writing, 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.
The Staff Writer is required to write for all sections of the paper as needed and is assigned weekly articles by the EIC. 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 section editors and helping contributors are all part of the job.
*All positions, except for the Editor-in-Chief, are considered part-time. Hiring for ALL positions takes place in March of each year and training runs from mid-March until the end of April. The official employment contract for Sheaf staff runs from August 15 to April 15 of the following year.