Job Opportunities

THE UNITER IS SEEKING AN EVENTS COORDINATOR

The official student newspaper of the University of Winnipeg is seeking an energetic, self-directed individual to coordinate The Uniter Speaker Series.

The qualified individual will be responsible for proposing, organizing, and facilitating no less than three Uniter Speaker Series events throughout the University of Winnipeg’s Fall/Winter terms, bringing in wide audiences of U of W students and surrounding community members. The Events Coordinator is responsible for engaging current and new readers of The Uniter, taking topics off of the pages and into the community, and using the series as a communications tool for the paper. The Uniter Speaker Series events should encourage debate and discussion and provide a platform for the voices that matter to U of W students, The Uniter readers, and surrounding community members.

Successful candidates should have experience facilitating and planning events, excellent oral and written communications skills and demonstrated project management skills. This job is part time and hours are flexible. Outside of committee meetings and event nights, work should be done remotely. The qualified candidate is expected to set dates for events and complete the work needed for each scheduled event. This job may require overtime or evening hours during event nights. The qualified individual will be paid $20.50/hour.

Skill Requirements:

  •  Must have two years of experience working in event coordination. Combined training and related experience will be considered.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must be extremely organized and have strong project management skills
  • Degree or diploma in communications is an asset
  • Experience coordinating volunteers is an asset
  • Experience with audio/visual equipment is an asset
  • Experience working with graphic designers is an asset
  • Strong public speaking skills in an asset
  • Experience managing a business or organization’s social media pages is an asset

Duties:

  • Propose, organize, and facilitate three events throughout the University of Winnipeg’s Fall/Winter school year (at least one in each term) that fit within the Speakers Series bylaws and compliment The Uniter’s editorial direction.
  • Pursue and make arrangements for any speakers involved in events.
  • Work with the Uniter Business Manager to Manage Speakers Series’ yearly budget.
  • Work with the Uniter Managing Editor to coordinate editorial coverage for the event.
  • Head all promotional initiatives for events, including planning and implementation of social media strategy, creation and facilitation of event branding and marketing collateral, grassroots marketing, and media relations.
  • Work with key stakeholders and event partners to ensure events fit within the Speakers Series bylaws and work to expand The Uniter’s readership.
  • Organize and hire any contractors, including sound technicians, graphic designers, distributors, caterers, or other professionals needed to put on events.
  • Facilitate ground level event management, including pickup/delivery design materials, and other event mandatories as needed (chairs, catering, sound tech load/unload)
  • Organize any set­up/tear­down of events (may include volunteer management)
  • Prepare and submit reports for approval by the Mouseland Press.

Interested parties should submit a resume including references, cover letter and link to online portfolio if applicable by Oct. 1, 2021. Application packages should be sent to Business Manager Valerie Chelangat at businessmgr@uniter.ca.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

*Mouseland Press strives to be an equitable employer and will prioritize qualified applicants who belong to marginalized groups. Qualified applicants who study at or are alumni of The University of Winnipeg will also be given priority*

 

THE UNITER IS SEEKING AN ARTS AND CULTURE REPORTER

The Uniter is seeking an individual who is passionate about Winnipeg’s arts and culture scene to fill the position of arts and culture reporter. This person should be equally comfortable exploring the realms of music, visual arts, theatre, literature, dance, food, and more.

The successful candidate will possess strong writing and interviewing skills, and have their finger on the pulse of the many thriving scenes on campus and across the city.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the arts and culture editor
  • Pitch and write two 500 word arts and culture stories per week
  • Provide leads/summaries for arts and culture related news briefs
  • Work with the visual team to arrange for corresponding visual content
  • Work well under deadlines.
  • Attend weekly pitch meetings, monthly section meetings and professional development workshops
  • Pitch and write a cover feature once per semester

Relationship to colleagues:

  • Reports to arts and culture editor
  • Collaborates with copy and style editor, illustrator and photo team

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available for pitch meetings during the regular academic year (August to December/January to April.)  

This position pays $120/week. The arts and culture reporter will begin their term in August. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (one page, single-spaced) to info@uniter.ca by Oct. 4 at noon.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

*Mouseland Press strives to be an equitable employer and will prioritize qualified applicants who belong to marginalized groups. Qualified applicants who study at or are alumni of The University of Winnipeg will also be given priority*