Job Opportunities

The Uniter is hiring for the 2019/2020 production season

We have a few editorial and reporting positions open for fall 2019. The closing date for all of these applications will be July 23 at noon. We will be holding interviews from July 30 to August 1, and the start date for these positions will be between August 13 and 16.

We are also hiring a managing editor for the Uniter. The deadline for this application is July 23 at noon, and interviews will be held in the morning of July 29, with a start date of ASAP.

We will prioritize qualified applicants belonging to groups whose experiences are underrepresented in mainstream media (for example, applicants who are Indigenous, Black, POC, disabled, LGBTQ+, and/or who identify as part of a group not listed here.) Applicants belonging to any of these groups are encouraged to self-declare.

Scroll down for detailed descriptions of our open positions: Managing editor, features editor, city editor, comments editor, arts and culture reporter, features reporter, campus reporter and columnist.

 

 

 

Managing editor

The Uniter is seeking a dynamic, organized and highly motivated individual to take the position of Managing Editor. This is an opportunity to direct, shape and continue to grow a dynamic independent weekly publication that focuses on local and timely stories that aren’t being told elsewhere.

The managing editor should have a comprehensive portfolio of written work with experience working at an independent publication, working in a supervisory role and editing. A degree in journalism is considered an asset. 

The managing editor must possess a solid understanding of the publishing industry and the importance of independent media in our current society. They must understand how to maintain a balance between the needs of an urban university campus and the community that surrounds it. 

This individual will be responsible for overseeing all editing aspects of the paper including decisions related to content, layout and external relations. The managing editor will prioritize building and maintaining relationships with campus and community stakeholders. They will also be responsible for working in cooperation with the business manager in all issues relating to human resources and special project coordination. 

The following job opportunity is for a salaried 35 hour per week position from August to March and 20 hours per week April to July. Work for this position mostly takes place between Monday and Friday. Some evenings and weekends will be required; Wednesday evening production nights are required. The position will be a one year contract term and has a two-week paid holiday period as well as a paid Christmas break. Salary begins at $31,500, and upon performance evaluation and renewal of contract, increases according to a set pay scale. This position includes a health plan.

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Interested parties should submit a resume including references, CV, a cover letter and at least three published works by noon on July 23, 2019. Application packages should be sent to info@uniter.ca or deliver application packages in person to: 

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
For more information, contact business manager Charmagne de Veer at businessmgr@uniter.ca or (204) 786-9790 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*

 

 

 

Features editor

The Uniter is seeking a skilled, diplomatic and well-informed person to fill the role of features editor. This person should have experience editing others and providing feedback on writing to their peers.

Successful candidates should feel comfortable maintaining an editorial calendar, helping to shape and direct written and visual-based cover features, editing their peers’ work, providing feedback, organizing meetings and staying informed about current issues in many of Winnipeg’s diverse communities.

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available for editorial meetings, section meetings and mentorship during the regular academic year (late-August to early December/January to April.) Daytime meetings usually occur on Thursdays.

This position pays $250/week. The features editor will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation.

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Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

City editor

The Uniter is seeking a dedicated, politically minded and well-connected person to fill the role of city editor. This person should have experience and a passion for writing about such topics as local news, student issues, community events, Wesmen athletes and more.

Successful candidates should feel comfortable running a team of contributors, assigning and editing their work, providing feedback, organizing meetings and building relationships with Winnipeg’s downtown urban community.  

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available for editorial meetings, section meetings and mentorship during the regular academic year (late-August to early December/January to April.) Daytime meetings usually happen on Thursdays.

This position pays $250/week. The city editor will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation.

Skill Requirements:

Duties:

Relationship to colleagues:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

Comments editor

The Uniter is seeking an opinionated, politically-minded and well-connected person to fill the role of Comments Editor. This person should have experience and a passion for writing editorials and understand what it means to curate an opinion section of a newspaper.  

Successful candidates should feel comfortable running a team of contributors, assigning and editing their work, providing feedback, organizing meetings and building relationships with our local on- and off-campus community.  

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available for editorial meetings, section meetings and mentorship during the regular academic year (late-August to early December/January to April.) Most daytime meetings happen on Thursdays.

This position pays $250/week. The Comments Editor will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation.

Skill Requirements:

Duties:

Relationship to colleagues:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

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.

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

This position pays $120/week. The arts and culture reporter will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation day.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

Features reporter

The Uniter is seeking an individual who is passionate about interviewing and showcasing interesting individuals in Winnipeg to fill the position of features reporter. This person should be comfortable speaking to people from a wide range of backgrounds and building trust within communities both on and off campus.

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

Duties:

Relationship to colleagues:

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

This position pays $120/week. The features reporter will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation day.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

Campus Reporter

The Uniter is seeking a hardworking student/alumni and experienced writer who is passionate about campus politics, news and events to fill the position of Campus Reporter.

The successful candidate will possess strong research and interviewing skills as well as demonstrate a critical eye for news content.

Duties:

Relationship to colleagues:

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

This position pays $120/week. The features reporter will begin their term in mid-August following an orientation day.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*

 

 

 

Columnist

The Uniter is seeking an individual who can develop reflections around lived experience and expand them to better explore a topic they are passionate about. The columnist will develop the overall concept for their series in partnership with the managing editor, and will publish a column on a rotating basis (once every four issues) with other columnists.

High school or university education is not a prerequisite for columnists. Columnists would be able to complete the work remotely, however, they should be primarily based in or around Winnipeg.

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This position pays $50/column. The columnist will begin their term on or around August 16 (depending on column schedules) following an orientation day.

Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining a proposal for column theme, and two writing samples (maximum length for each: one page, single-spaced) to managing editor Anastasia Chipelski at info@uniter.ca by July 23 at noon, or deliver resumes in person to:

The Uniter // ORM14 Bulman Centre // 515 Portage Avenue // Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

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*